Manchester United vs Crystal Palace - Rampant Red Devils set to steamroll Eagles

Manchester United tipped to be too strong for the struggling Crystal Palace at Old Trafford
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Manchester United are backed to claim comfortable home win over Crystal Palace in EPL contest (Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Manchester United are expected to be too strong for Crystal Palace in their English Premier League clash at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have made a good start to the season and should secure a comfortable victory over a struggling Palace team. I am tipping a -1 handicap bet here at odds of 2.05.

Manchester United FC Form & Team News


Manchester United played out a 1-1 draw at Wolves last time out in the EPL. They struck first through Anthony Martial’s 27th minute effort but were pegged back by the hosts before Paul Pogba missed a second half penalty.

The Red Devils remain unbeaten at the start of the season after beginning their campaign with a 4-0 victory over Chelsea. They are priced at 1.36 for a win on Saturday but having scored 10 goals in their last four matches against Palace, a handicap bet should offer more value.

Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have impressed for United with two goals each already this season. They should continue their budding partnership in attack while new signing Harry Maguire should start at centre back having settled quickly to life at Old Trafford.

 Manchester United
Manchester United have scored 3+ goals in three of their last four matches against Crystal Palace in the Premier League (Getty Images)

Crystal Palace FC Form & Team News


Crystal Palace are coming off a 1-0 defeat at newly promoted Sheffield United in their previous Premier League fixture. They were second best for much of the contest and struggled to cope with the guile and energy of the hosts.

The Eagles are without a win or a goal in the Premier League this season having been held to a 0-0 draw by Everton on the opening weekend. Their poor start to the season means Roy Hodgson’s men are priced at odds of 8.50 for an unlikely win at Old Trafford while a draw is valued at 4.75.

Christian Benteke has started both matches for Crystal Palace this season but is yet to find the net. He is likely to be given another run out in attack on Saturday alongside Wilfred Zaha and Andros Townsend, who have also struggled lately.

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Head to Head 


Manchester United have 27 wins and eight draws while Crystal Palace have claimed six wins from 41 previous matches. The Red Devils also have 10 wins from the last 12 Premier League meetings, including a 3-1 victory in an EPL clash back in February.

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Match Up


Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial will be the ones to watch for Manchester United having combined for four goals in two matches. The pace and movement of both men should prove too much for a poor Palace defence.

The Red Devils have shown plenty of improvement at the back with Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan Bissaka both impressing. They will be confident of shutting out Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend, who have looked off colour for Palace this season.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial
Manchester United forwards Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are expected to carry the main threat for the hosts (Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Key Statistics


  • Manchester United have won 10 of their last 12 matches against Crystal Palace (Premier League).
  • Manchester United have scored 3+ goals in 3 of their last 4 matches against Crystal Palace (Premier League).
  • Crystal Palace have lost 5 of their last 6 away matches against Manchester United (Premier League).
  • Crystal Palace have failed to score in their last 3 matches (all competitions).

Verdict

Crystal Palace have made a poor start to the season and should be no match for Manchester United, who are unbeaten. The Red Devils are backed in the -1 handicap market at odds of 2.05.

Best Bet: Manchester United -1 @ 2.05 at bet365 - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Man United Win 3-0 @ 9.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Betting Slip | 24 Aug 2019

Man Utd v Crystal Palace

Best Bet

Bet 3 Win 6.15
Manchester United -1

Correct Score Tip

Bet 1 Win 9.50
Man United Win 3-0
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