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French Cup Preview

PSG will be back in action on Friday evening, as they look to regain the French Cup. The Parisians last won this competition in the 2020-21 season, as they landed their 14th honour. However, they will certainly have questions to answer this weekend, as they were beaten for the first time domestically in their previous fixture. PSG was beaten 3-1 away from home against Lens on New Year’s Day, which saw their unbeaten record in France come to an end. Their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 standings remains a healthy one, but a second straight defeat could lead to questions surrounding the manager. But, the Parisians have been dominant throughout recent history at this stage of the competition. This will be a big moment in the history of Chateauroux, as they welcome PSG to town for the French Cup tie. They currently sit 14th in National, after winning just four of their 16 games this term. Their form over their previous five games has been sketchy to say the least, as they haven’t won over that period. However, they came through the previous round in excellent fashion, as they beat Lege-Cap-Ferret 4-1 away from home. Florian Bianchini, Ferris N’Goma, and Celal Bozkurt were among the scorers in that win. Their best-ever showing in the competition came in 2003-04, as they were beaten in the final by PSG.

Chateauroux vs PSG Head to Head

The only previous competitive meeting between the sides came in the 2004 French Cup final. On that occasion, PSG claimed victory following Pedro Pauleta’s strike with just 25 minutes remaining.

Chateauroux vs PSG Prediction

This should be a testing fixture on the road for PSG, but it remains extremely difficult to see past the reigning French champions. PSG look to be the best bet to win this game, and they could claim a 3-0 win on the road. Make sure to bet on Chateauroux vs PSG with 22Bet!" ["post_title"]=> string(61) "Chateauroux vs PSG Prediction: French Cup Match on 06.01.2023" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(38) "chateauroux-vs-psg-prediction-06-01-23" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2023-02-06 15:20:25" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2023-02-06 12:20:25" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } }
Man City vs Crystal Palace Prediction: Premier League Match on 27.08.2022

Man City vs Crystal Palace Prediction: Premier League Match on 27.08.2022

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Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from their thrilling 3-3 draw against Newcastle last week when they host Crystal Palace on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium at 15:00 GMT. 

Pep Guardiola will be looking to get back to winning ways straight away while Crystal palace will be looking to repeat last season’s heroics when they beat Man City at the Etihad.

Match Preview

Can Man City Bounce Back to Winning Ways?

Man City were stunned by Newcastle’s direct running and intensity in their last outing at St. James’ Park. They will be looking to be prepared to handle better the counter-attacking threat that Crystal palace will pose on Saturday.

Guardiola will especially be wary of the Crystal Palace threat on the counter and in transitions. However, he will insist on his charges maintaining their patient build-up and possession and use their crisp passing to create and take chances. 

After dropping two points last time out, Man City will be keen to take all three in the clash with Palace.

Can Crystal Palace Upset the Champions at the Etihad?

After getting their first win of the season in the impressive 3-1 triumph over Aston Villa, Patrick Vieira will be looking to make it two wins on the trot. However, he will know that Etihad is a very difficult hunting ground for points in the league.

Having won at the Etihad last season, Palace will back themselves to go there and repeat the trick. The focus will be on compactness to thwart a City attack that has been bolstered by the arrival of Erling Haaland. 

Palace will look to stick with their game plan of frustrating Guardiola’s side and catching them on the counter-attack using the pace of Wilfred Zaha.

Form Guide

Man City

Guardiola’s side began the season with an impressive 2-0 win away at the London Stadium against West Ham. It was a perfect away day performance scoring two goals and keeping a clean sheet, with new-signing Erling Haaland notching both goals.

In their first home match of the season, Man City hammered Bournemouth 4-0 in a dominant performance. 

In the third match, Guardiola’s side had to come back to claim a thrilling 3-3 draw against Newcastle at St. James’ Park.

Having collected seven points out of the available nine, Man City will be looking to bolster their consistency, starting with Bournemouth on Saturday, as they seek to set the pace at the top of the table and lay the foundation for a league challenge.

Crystal Palace

Patrick Vieira’s men started the season with a home loss against an impressive and battling Arsenal. Although they dropped three points, Palace performed admirably against Arsenal.

Their next match was away to Liverpool, and they managed to get a point from Anfield, which bolstered their confidence heading into the Aston Villa match.

Last week, they were impressive in coming back from conceding an early goal in the 5th minute by Ollie Watkins to claim all three points through a Wilfried Zaha brace and a goal by Jean-Philippe Mateta. 

Vieira will be looking for his side to retain their intensity and performance levels in the clash with Man City to bolster their chances of taking something from the Etihad. 

Possible Starting Lineups

Man City

Ederson; J. Cancelo, N. Ake, J. Stones, K. Walker; i. Gundogan, Rodri, K. De Bruyne; P. Foden, E. Haaland, B. Silva

Crystal Palace

Guaita; J. Ward, J. Andersen, M. Guehi, T. Mitchell; J. Schlupp, C. Doucoure, E. Eze; J. Ayew, O. Edouard, W. Zaha

Players to Watch

E. Haaland

Although he is still acclimatizing into life in the English Premier League, Erling Haaland has shown signs of settling in well into this Man City squad and team.

The 22-year-old has three goals in three outings for Man City. His presence in the City attack has added another layer to the danger they pose to their opponents. 

Although still adjusting to Pep Guardiola’s football, he has already shown promising link-up understanding with Man City’s chief creator De Bruyne and other attacking players.

Haaland will be crucial for City as they look to break down Palace’s stubborn defensive structure. 

W. Zaha

The 29-year-old has had a storming start to the new season for Palace, grabbing three goals in three outings for Crystal Palace so far this season.

The talisman has been crucial in leading the line for Palace and posing the threat they need in their attack through his pace, link-up, and dribbling. 

Zaha will be important for Patrick Vieira’s side because they will be put under pressure from City’s suffocating possession; the Ivorian will offer an option on the counter-attack, and his dribbling will help bring others into play. 


Man City will dominate the ball and territory as they use their patient build-up and passing to create chances in the final third.

Palace will focus on compactness and smothering any space that City attackers might exploit. They will also rely on set pieces and counter-attacks to pose a threat to the Man City backline.

Man City are favorites to win the match, get back to winning ways, and take all the three points. 

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