Manchester City v Crystal Palace - 10 Vital Statistics

10. Manchester City have won their last six encounters with Crystal Palace to an aggregate score of 11-2. They are 1.29 to win again on Saturday.

9. City did the double over Palace last season and haven’t conceded a goal against their London opponents in 328 minutes of football. They are 1.84 to win without conceding.

8. Palace last beat City in December 2001 in the old First Division. Dougie Freedman and Jason Kirovski netted in a 2-1 victory, only their second win in 11 most recent clashes with City. Palace are 11.00 to win.

7. City have won their last seven games, equalling form twice seen last season. They last went eight wins on the trot in October/November 2011 and are 2.65 to win both halves.

6. Palace, meanwhile, have won just one in 10. However, three draws from their last four outings sees Neil Warnock’s men 16th in the Premier League and they are 5.50 to bag a draw at the Etihad.

Watch City beat Palace 2-1 in 2004:

5. James McArthur scored his first Palace goal against Stoke last weekend and first competitive strike since netting for Wigan on the opening day of the Championship season. The Scot averages 1.5 shots per game and is 18.00 to score.

4. City have conceded just once from their last five outings, keeping clean sheets at Southampton, Roma, Leicester and at home to Everton. Palace are 1.78 not to score.

3. Frank Lampard bagged City’s winner when they beat Leicester 1-0 last Saturday, the midfielder’s sixth of the season in all competition. Lampard is 7.50 to net last.

2. City average more shots per game than any team in the Premier League (17.4) while Palace average just 11.1. This match is 2.60 to yield +3.5 goals.

1. Of Mile Jedinak’s five Premier League goals this season, just one has come in the last 15 minutes of games. The Palace midfielder is 24.00 to score first in Manchester.