Reasons for Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Tip
The match at Old Trafford will be between the team who is sharing the first place in the standings and the one hammered to the bottom.
Crystal Palace still hasn’t scored after six games in the Premiership. The recent change of manager and the arrival of Roy Hodgson brought only the victory in the League Cup, but nothing new regarding the Premier League. Meanwhile, the hosts are coming back from Moscow after a superb performance in the Champions League. They are at the top of the table with an almost perfect record.
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CSKA Moscow felt the power of Red Devils after they demolish the Russians already in the first half. The final result 1-4 could have been even more convincing but anyway this was enough. It was the 5th straight victory for Manchester United and 9th game in a row in which they haven’t lost. 5 of the most recent six events ended with over 2.5 goals. Following the start of the season, United conceded only one goal at home, and that happened against Burton Albion in the League Cup, 4-1. 4 previous events ended with Jose Mourinho’s assembly keeping the clean sheets, for the total goal difference 17-1. United will be without Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Marcos Rojo.
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The biggest blow for Palace will be the absence of Christian Benteke who picked up an injury. The strong Belgium international will be absent until the mid-November. When we add the fact that Wilfried Zaha is also out, Crystal Palace is in deep trouble. They haven’t scored away from Selhurst Park since April of this year. If we disregard the last game with Manchester City, 0-5, 4 last ended with less than 3 goals. Meanwhile, they allowed 13 goals in 6 Premiership matches. They are the worst defense in the league and of course the weakest attacking team. Besides the two players mentioned above even the third striker Connor Wickham is injured and unavailable for the game at Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Head to Head
United hasn’t lost against Crystal Palace in the previous 21 encounters. During that time the Red Devils recorded 16 victories.
Overall in history, United has 24 victories and only 6 losses in 37 meetings. So we might say that Crystal Palace is one of their favorite opponents.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Prediction and Betting Tips
Much weaker defenses managed to control Crystal Palace even when they had the full squad at their disposal. Without Christian Benteke Wilfried Zaha and Connor Wickham, simply Palace has nothing to hope for against Mourinho. Our first pick would be Manchester United to win with clean sheets, because of the obvious reasons.
The second one would be2 or more goals in the first halftime. You all know when United plays at home that they do not calculate and attack right from the start. In preceding matches, we haven’t seen many goals in first 45 minutes. It is why we believe that this would be the perfect opportunity for them to start producing.