Manchester City vs Crystal Palace: Man City legend Joleon Lescott shares his prediction for the game

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Manchester City legend Joleon Lescott has backed Manchester City to secure all three points when we host Crystal Palace this weekend at the Etihad Stadium.

However, the former City defender has urged for the team to be defensively solid in order to nullify the Eagles’ counterattacking threats.

Lescott told Livescore: “Crystal Palace got a famous win at the Etihad last season, which makes you think that City will be extra determined to make sure they settle that score.

“One thing that should help the champions is last weekend’s draw with Newcastle — a team who play in a very similar style to Palace with their quick breaks and threats out wide.

“You’ve got to think they will tighten things up defensively and while I reckon Palace may get on the scoresheet, I’m going for a home win.”

Joleon Lescott’s Prediction: Manchester City 3-1 Crystal Palace