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Head-to-Head: Otamendi v Delaney

City's Nicolas Otamendi and Palace's Damien Delaney are likely to be key players in Saturday's clash, but how do they compare?

Find out with these in-depth stats from their Premier League campaigns this season, courtesy of Squawka

Appearances


It's a tie in this category, though Delaney perhaps shades it having completed 90 minutes of every game, as opposed to Otamendi who was substituted against Sunderland.

Otamendi - 15

Delaney - 15

Goals


It's level again... Both have netted a goal each in the Premier League this season - and both have come against Norwich.

Otamendi - 1

Delaney - 1

Defensive actions


Whilst the Argentine leads the way with interceptions (40 to 25), Delaney has completed more clearances (123 to 112) and blocks (18 to 3).

Otamendi - 10

Delaney - 11

Defensive duels


The City man has attempted 78 tackles to Delaney's 24 with a success rate of 35%, although the Palace defender has committed 10% more fouls. Aerial duels are more closely contested, with Otamendi victorious in 59% and the Irishman successful in 61%.

Otamendi – 48%

Delaney – 56%

Clean sheets


The Argentine narrowly edges this one with four goalless draws. Palace have also been involved in two scoreless games, and beat Southampton 1-0 at Selhurst Park.

Otamendi - 4

Delaney - 3

Pass completion


The City man has made a significantly higher number of Premier League passes than his Palace counterpart with 786. The Eagles' centre-back has made 446. With an average length of 20 metres, forward passes make 85.6% of Otamendi's plays.

Otamendi - 86%,

Delaney - 74%

Chances created


The Palace man boasts double Otamendi's record, with three key passes and one assist.

Otamendi - 2

Delaney - 4


So, Delaney wins the statistical battle, but who will come out on top on Saturday? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter, using #cityview.

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