Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Betting
On Saturday, 19th September, Manchester United will begin their league campaign by hosting Crystal Palace for their first match of this season’s English Premier League. This will be the second game for Crystal Palace, they started with a 1-0 win against Southampton last week.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Predictions and Betting Summary
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Predictions and Betting : Recent Stats
Manchester United have had a pretty mixed performances recently. In the last 5 matches that they have played, they won 3 and lost 2 matches. The first loss in the last five matches was against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals and the 2nd loss was against Sevilla in the Europa League semi finals.
Crystal Palace are on an undefeated streak in the last five matches. They have won 4 matches and drew on one occasion. However, except their last match against Southampton, 4 matches have been Club Friendlies. If last season’s stats are taken, they lost 8 out of the last 9 matches of the last EPL season and were able to drew their final match against Tottenham.
Manchester United have won 50% of their last 20 home league games and Crystal Palace have lost 45% of their last 20 away league games.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Predictions and Betting : Head to Head Stats
The two teams met two months ago at Selhurst park in the final stages of last season's premier league, United won 2-0
The two teams have clashed against each other on 22 occasions in the Premier League. Manchester United have won 77% of the matches between the two teams and Crystal Palace have won only one game between the two teams. Crystal Palace beat Manchester United for the first time in the last season same time last year. Four matches between the two have ended in a draw.
Man Utd vs Crystal Palace Soccer Predictions and Betting : Offensive and Defensive Stats
Crystal Palace is expected to go with their usual 4-4-2 format against Manchester United.
Their forwards will be dominated by Wilfried Zaha and Ghanaian professional Jordan Ayew. Wilfried Zaha scored the only goal of the match against Southampton. Ayew was the top scorer for the Eagles last season but Zaha and Jordan had a tough run of games at the back end of last seaosn.
For Manchester United it will be their first match of this season’s English Premier League. In last season they finished 3rd in the EPL standings. Manchester United is known for its strong midfield combination. Usually they prefer 1-3-2-4 combination.
The United Forward line up will include Marcus Rashford (17 Goals last season), Anthony Martial (17 Goals last season) and Mason Greenwood (10 Goals Last season)
Between the two, United are better equipped to score and win this match
The likes of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba make up for a strong mid-field for United. The addition of Donny Van de Beek could further strengthen the mid-field for United. Bruno Fernandes had 8 goals to his name in last season EPL. Pogba may miss this match.
The midfield of Crystal Palace will have players like Jeffrey Schlupp, James McCarthy, James McArthur and Andros Townsend. Both Schlupp and McCarthy have been shown Yellow card in last match.
The left back Tyrick Mitchell will be accompanied by Right back Joel Ward along will Scott Dann at Center. Crystal Palace had a horrific 2019-20 season conceding 50 goals in 38 games. Scott Dann and Cheikhou Kouyate defended hard in the game against Southampton to keep a clean sheet.
Goalkeeper David De Gea has been supported by a strong line of defence led by Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Predictions and Betting : News Buzz and Team News
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has major selection dilemmas according to Manchester Evening news. David Gea vs Dean Henderson, Victor Lindelof vs Eric Bailly
The Mirror speculates that Donny Van De Beek will make his debut this weekend
Roy Hodgson on the other hand is mighty pleased with the return of Mamadou Sakho for the game against Manchester United
United Forward Mason Greenwood is sweating as he waits to see if he would make it to the playing XI against Crystal Palace
Paul Pogba is unlikely to play the game against Crystal palace
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Soccer Predictions and Betting Analysis
Manchester United will host Crystal Palace in matchday 2 of the Premier League on Saturday 19th September at Old Trafford. As per Kickoff, Manchester United have a 75% chance of beating Crystal Palace. For Palace, the chances stands at just 9%.
FcTables too give the Red Devils a whopping 74% chances of winning their first match of this season’s EPL. Crystal Palace don’t seem to impress the prediction platforms with the last performance. FcTables gives it just 8% chances of winning the match as of now.
As per Infogol, Crystal Palace have 12% chances of winning the upcoming the match against Manchester United. For Manchester United the chances stands at 67%.
As for betting is concerned, at Betfair, the betting odds for Crystal Palace as of now stands at 10.50 and for Manchester United at 1.25 thereby indicating an easy home win for Man United.
The betting and prediction platforms indicate an one sided match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United with United being favorites of all. However, the Eagles have played a game already while this would be the first game for United. Second, the improvised crystal palace defence line up performed well against Southampton. Third, without Pogba in the midfield, United's chances cannot be taken for granted. United may still win this one but it is unlikely to be an one sided affair.