Crystal Palace will be visiting Old Trafford on Saturday for the Premier League showdown with home team Manchester United. All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Manchester United v Crystal Palace are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Manchester United, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 3-0 EFL Cup victory against Crystal Palace.
In that match, Manchester United managed 69% possession and 14 shots at goal with 7 on target. For Manchester United, goals were scored by Alejandro Garnacho (21′), Casemiro (27′) and Anthony Martial (55′). At the other end, Crystal Palace got 4 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Manchester United haven’t conceded. The reality is that Manchester United have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes,
giving up 14 goals on the way.
Going into this one, Manchester United are unbeaten in the league by Crystal Palace in their previous 2 games.
The stats don’t lie, and Crystal Palace have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. Defensively, Crystal Palace can certainly do much better. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Their past results show that Crystal Palace:
- haven’t beaten Manchester United when they’ve played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
🤜🤛 Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 19/09/2020, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Manchester United winning 2 of those games, Crystal Palace 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 11 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 from The Red Devils and 6 belonging to The Eagles. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
📋 Team News: Manchester United
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Hamstring Injury), Tyrell Malacia (Unknown Injury), Raphaël Varane (Unknown Injury), Amad Diallo (Knee Injury), Mason Mount (Unknown Injury), Luke Shaw (Muscle Injury) and Kobbie Mainoo (Ankle Injury) aren’t available for Manchester United gaffer Erik ten Hag.
We think that The Red Devils will probably line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation for this one, beginning the first half with Andre Onana, Diogo Dalot, Lisandro Martínez, Raphael Varane, Sergio Reguilón, Casemiro, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Hannibal Mejbri, Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Højlund.
📋 Team News: Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has multiple availability issues to deal with. Michael Olise (Hamstring Injury) and Dean Henderson (Thigh muscle rupture) miss out here.
From our viewpoint, The Eagles could decide to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 system, giving starts to Sam Johnstone, Joel Ward, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell, Cheick Doucouré, Will Hughes, Jordan Ayew, Eberechi Eze, Jeffrey Schlupp and Jean-Philippe Mateta.
We’ve got the feeling that Manchester United will, in all likelihood, stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
Conversely, Crystal PalaceBrentford vs Crystal Palace today Live, Crystal Palace Fixtures 2024 may well find it hard to get shooting opportunities although we do think that they will probably end up converting at least once.
We can therefore see a 3-1 winning score for Manchester United after 90 minutes.
📖 ⚽️ What are the best odds for this match?
Checking the betting prices for this game in the full-time result market, a victory for Manchester United is available for 1.58, a bet on the draw is 4.24 and putting your money on the winner to be Crystal Palace can get you 5.45. These are the most competitive market prices that can be secured at present.