Further Wing Clipping Awaits Eagles
Man City set to heap more misery on beleaguered Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace are rooted to the foot of the 2017/18 English Premier League table and are still searching for their first league goal of the season.
However, Roy Hodgson may be a bit more optimistic now, after seeing his new side squeeze past Huddersfield Town in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening but things are not likely to get any easier at the weekend, when they travel to the Etihad to take on Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring Manchester City side.
In their last 2 matches, the Citizens have smashed in 11 goals, cementing their position as title favourites and the latest goal projections suggest more will follow on Saturday, unpleasant reading for any Eagles’ fan!
There are not too many instances throughout the course of a Premier League season where a side is expected to find the back of the net 3 times but this is one of them!
Liverpool crashed out of the Carabao Cup last night, going down 2-0 at the King Power Stadium. The Reds face Leicester City again in the Saturday evening kick-off and will be looking to record their first victory in 5 matches in all competitions.
Fantasy football managers looking for cheap clean sheet options could do worse than focus on the fixtures at Turf Moor and the Amex where goals are not expected to be seen in abundance.
Burnley host Huddersfield Town in the former, while high-flying Newcastle United take on Brighton and Hove Albion in the latter, the only game taking place on Sunday.
The GW6 action is wrapped up on Monday when Arsenal host West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates. The Gunners have won 4 of the last 6 Premier League meetings between the 2 sides, including all 3 home games.
Gameweek 6 is almost upon us but it looks a tall order for a Crystal Palace side that has made the worst start in Premier League history to finally get some goals or points on the board!