Crystal Palace vs Manchester City: Patrick Vieira names the one weapon that could go in their favour

Crystal Palace will hope that Selhurst is at its intimidating best when they welcome second-placed Manchester City this weekend in the league.

Crystal Palace will take on title-chasing Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend with the Eagles still licking their wounds from the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

Manchester City meanwhile come to the capital after beating Newcastle United and their confidence sky high despite Arsenal still looking the more likely to win their first league title since 200, the Gunners came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Bournemouth.

When the City last visited  Selhurst they failed to take all three points with Patrick Vieira admitting back then that the thing that makes Selhurst special has always been the atmosphere.

The Palace boss said last March when his team showed resilience and fought hard to pick a point against Manchester City at Selhurst: “It’s the atmosphere.”

The Eagles will count on their fans to help them across the line but Vieira and his players must make sure they don’t sleepwalk into a relegation battle.

They are currently 12th on the league table, but just five points better off than 17th placed Everton and are without a league win the whole of this year.

After Manchester City, they have games against rivals Brighton and Hove Albion and title chasing Arsenal at the Emirates.

The Eagles will however have top goal scorer Wilfried Zaha back in what will be a massive boost to the team after he missed the four games prior to Villa due to a hamstring issue.

Zaha has six goals and just like last season, is the club’s top scorer and one who can create openings when the going gets tough.