Crystal Palace play in the Premier League against Manchester City on Sunday at Selhurst Park, with the London club looking to complete an unlikely double over their big-spending opponents.

The Eagles will be the underdogs for this clash as they will be playing against a fired-up Citzens side who are aiming to win their second consecutive Premier League title under Pep Guardiola.

Palace enter Sunday’s game 11 points clear of 18th place Cardiff City and are probably safe from relegation this season.

City may not have an easy time breaking down this side. Palace’s home record is however not exactly impressive in the top-flight this season as they have won just four times from 16 games at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles can certainly garner motivation from the fact that they defeated City 3-2 when the team’s last met in the Premier League last December.

Roy Hodgson’s Palace side enter the game in decent form having won three out of their last five Premier League games.

By contrast, Guardiola’s troops have been brilliant recently as they have won their last eight consecutive Premier League games but enter the game on the back of a 1-0 Champions League quarter-final first leg defeat against Tottenham.

Palace will have to make do without the services of defender James Tomkins, who injured his groin against Newcastle, according to BBC Sport.  

The report added that centre-back Mamadou Sakho is also out of action due to a knee problem while Max Meyer is available again after having recovered from illness.

If Palace manage to achieve an upset victory yet again, they would have completed a double over City for the first time since the 1972-73 season.


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