Manchester City is a heavy guest at Crystal Palace today at Selhurst Park, in the 29th round of Premier League.
“Citizens” leads the league standings with 69 points, while Crystal Palace is in the eleventh place with 33 points.
City enters this match with high spirits and high confidence, especially that Pep Guardiola’s children want to pounce on their opponents and continue the series of victories to defend their title for the second consecutive season and not give it up to anyone. during which to win.
Pep Guardiola, coach of the English club Manchester City, confirmed that the team suffers from the absence of a number of players against Crystal Palace, and Guardiola said in the press conference for the match, “We have a small problem because we do not have a lot of players available, I hope some will return at the end of the match.” the week”.
Guardiola added, “Crystal Palace has lost one of the last eight matches, they have a high quality, especially in attack with Zaha, and when they defend deeply, it is difficult to break their defensive block.”
Guardiola added, “Silhurst Park is always a difficult stadium, it’s a final for us, and we know that, I hope we prepare well to face a strong opponent.”
He continued, “When you accept to play 55 matches, they are not final matches, but with only 10 matches, each match is a final. It is always difficult for us against Crystal Palace, whether it is at our stadium or their stadium, it is always a difficult match.”
On Patrick Vieira’s experience with Crystal Palace, Guardiola commented, “Patrick Vieira knows the Premier League perfectly, he was one of the best midfielders in the history of the league, knows the stadium, the media and the competition in the Premier League.”
Manchester City strengthened its lead in Premier League table, after its wide victory over its neighbor Manchester United 4-1, in the derby meeting that brought them together at the “Etihad” stadium, in the twenty-eighth round of the Premier League for the current season 2021-2022.
Premier League table for season 2021-2022
- Manchester City – 69 points
- Liverpool – 66 points
- Chelsea – 56 points
- Manchester United – 50 points
- Arsenal – 48 points
- West Ham – 45 points
- Tottenham – 45 points