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Crystal Palace vs Man Utd Premier League Predictions, Tips and Odds: Red Devils on European charge

Crystal Palace vs Man Utd Predictions, Tips and Odds: Red Devils on European charge

Manchester United will be hoping they can tighten their grip on European football when they travel to face Crystal Palace. The Eagles are looking to end the season on a high.

Crystal Palace vs Man Utd predictions

Crystal Palace vs Man Utd: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 4/9 with Unibet
Correct Score Crystal Palace 2-2 Man Utd 11/1 with William Hill
First Goalscorer Jean-Philippe Mateta 6/1 with Boylesports

The stats behind our Crystal Palace vs Man Utd predictions:

  • Man Utd are without a clean sheet in nine Premier League away games.
  • Two of the past three games between these sides at Selhurst Park have finished level.
  • Man Utd have conceded first in each of their past two Premier League away games.
  • Man Utd have drawn five of their last seven matches across all competitions.

Mateta to take advantage of United’s defensive frailties?

Jean-Philippe Mateta has been a player reborn under Oliver Glasner.

The Frenchman has found the back of the net eight times in his 10 appearances under his new manager, with seven of them coming at Selhurst Park. He has been directly involved in more home goals than any other Crystal Palace player so far this season (8 goals, 2 assists) and and is looking to become the first player to score in his first six home appearances under one manager in the competition since Alan Shearer for Kevin Keegan in 1996/97.

Since the Austrian’s first game in charge of Palace against Burnley on the 24th February, only Cole Palmer (11) and Alexander Isak (10) have scored more Premier League than the Palace number 14 and he will be licking his lips at the prospect of facing this Manchester United defence. The Red Devils have conceded  77 goals in 47 games in all competitions this season, their most in a season since 1977-78 (80). Their current ratio of conceding (1.64 goals-per-game) is also their worst since the 1962-63 campaign (1.75 per game).

Erik ten Hag’s men have also been conceding a high volume of shots, with only West Ham (308) conceding more in the Premier League in 2024 than Manchester United (299). Infact, United have conceded 15+ shots in 13 of their 14 league games during this calendar year and 20+ shots in eight of their last 11.  This coupled with Manchester United’s injury problems at the back that has seen centre-backs Raphael Varane, Jonny Evans, Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof, Willy Kambwala and now Harry Maguire ruled out, means that Palace will be hopeful of winning three consecutive home games in the Premier League for the first time since October 2022.

Crystal Palace vs Man Utd match tip

Over 1.5 Crystal Palace goals @ 4/5 with William Hill

Man Utd have been struggling defensively, and with the form Crystal Palace are in, it’s hard to see that not continuing. The Red Devils have conceded 10 goals in their past four away league games, letting in at least two on three occasions. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, have scored nine goals in their past three home league games.

Crystal Palace vs Man Utd odds

CRYSTAL PALACE VS MAN UTD
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*Odds correct as of 07:10 on May 06 | 18+ BeGambleAware

With Man Utd needing to win to help with a place in Europe next season and Palace unbeaten in their last four in the Premier League games, there is no clear favourite at Selhurst Park. Two of the past three matches between these sides at Selhurst Park have finished level however and we wouldn’t be surprised if both sides take a point here.

Crystal Palace vs Man Utd team news

Crystal Palace team news

In  Out Doubtful
Matheus Franca, Cheick Doucoure, Sam Johnstone, Rob Holding Eberechi Eze, Nathan Ferguson, Jefferson Lerma, Marc Guehi

This game has been earmarked as a potential fixture for Marc Guehi and Jefferson Lerma to return. But Palace are set to remain without Matheus Franca and Rob Holding among longer-term absentees in Sam Johnstone and Cheick Doucoure.

Top Scorer: Jean-Philippe Mateta (11)

Card Magnet: Jefferson Lerma (8), Jordan Ayew (8 — 7 yellow, 1 red)

Assist Ace: Jordan Ayew (7)

Man Utd team news

In  Out Doubtful
Mason Mount, Lisandro Martinez, Marcus Rashford, Willy Kambwala, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire Raphael Varane, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Jonny Evans,

Man Utd have a host of players out injured, including Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof, Mason Mount and Lisandro Martinez. Raphael Varane, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Jonny Evans are also doubts, though Ten Hag will hope to have at least a couple of them available. Harry Maguire has also been ruled out, so Casemiro will continue at centre-back.

Top Scorer: Bruno Fernandes (10)

Card Magnet: Bruno Fernandes (8)

Assist Ace: Bruno Fernandes (7)

How to watch Crystal Palace vs Man Utd Live

Crystal Palace host Man Utd on Monday, 6th March, at 8pm (UK time), with the game broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

Crystal Palace vs Man Utd head-to-head

  • 30 September 2023 – Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace – Premier League
  • 26 September 2023 – Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace – EFL Cup
  • 4 February 2023 – Man Utd 2-1 Crystal Palace – Premier League
  • 18 January 2023 – Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd – Premier League
  • 22 May 2022 – Crystal Palace 1-0 Man Utd – Premier League

Crystal Palace are looking to do the league double over Man Utd for the first time ever, having left Old Trafford with a 1-0 win earlier this season. The Eagles are also unbeaten in their past three home games against Man Utd.


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