BBC Sport pundit states his prediction for Crystal Palace v Man City
Mark Lawrenson is backing Man City to claim a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday night
Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester City to get back to winning ways in the Premier League by claiming a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday night.
Pep Guardiola’s men head into the game looking to return to winning ways after the disappointment of their shock 2-0 loss to Wolves at The Etihad last time out.
Manchester City have already fallen eight points behind leaders Liverpool FC this season and they will be eager to close that gap down to five points when they travel to Selhurst Park.
Liverpool FC are not in action until Sunday afternoon, when they take on Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Manchester City have lost two of their opening eight Premier League games this season, but former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson is not expecting them to have any problems when they take on Crystal Palace this weekend.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Manchester City have had a few problems against Crystal Palace in the recent past but they will go into this game fully focused, knowing they cannot afford to drop any more points in the title race.
“John Stones is in contention to return to the City defence after injury, which will be useful, because Nicolas Otamendi clearly needs some help.”
City will still have to fight to win this one but I think they will be find a way through, and end the Eagles’ unbeaten home start.
Manchester City are aiming to try and win the Premier League title for the third straight season under Guardiola, but they will have their work cut out in stopping a Liverpool FC side who have won all eight games so far this term.