Manchester City vs Crystal Palace: Paul Merson gives his prediction

Paul Merson has given his prediction for Manchester City’s Premier League game against Crystal Palace this weekend.

Merson told Sportskeeda: “Crystal Palace have got the game to hurt big Premier League teams, and they did exactly that against Liverpool. But if they give Manchester City as much possession as they did Liverpool, City will cut them up at least three times.

“Palace can hurt Man City on the counter and I do see them scoring a goal this weekend. They need to play it by the minute and take the game in ten-minute spells. If it’s still 0-0 at half-time and Wilfried Zaha plays well, Palace have every chance. He’s in great form at the moment and can hurt you on the counter.

“Manchester City need to score early. If they don’t, they’ll need to bomb forward and that’ll leave them prone to Crystal Palace’s counter-attacks. I think City will have a lot of the ball, and I’ll back them to win this game.”

Prediction: Manchester City 3-1 Crystal Palace