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Crystal Palace arrive at Old Trafford on Saturday for the Premier League showdown with home team Manchester United.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Manchester United v Crystal Palace can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Manchester United, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 2-0 EFL Cup victory against Nottingham Forest.
In that game, Manchester United had 74% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Manchester United, the goals were scored by Anthony Martial (73') and Fred (76'). For their opponents, Nottingham Forest had 5 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Manchester United have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve totted up the amount of 13 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6.
Analysis of their past results shows that Manchester United:
- have left without a victory over Crystal Palace in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 6 league matches at home.
In their last fixture, Crystal Palace drew 0-0 in the Premier League tie with Newcastle United.
In that match, Crystal Palace managed 39% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Newcastle United had 16 shots on goal with 7 on target.
It has become apparent that Crystal Palace have failed to get amongst the goals in their past 6 games, contributing the poor return of only 4. In those matches, The Eagles have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 8. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see if that pattern will be replicated in this next match or not.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 16/07/2020, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Manchester United winning 2 of those games, Crystal Palace 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A combined sum of 10 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for The Red Devils and 5 being from The Eagles. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.67.
The previous league match between the two was Premier League match day 7 on 18/01/2023 when it ended Crystal Palace 1-1 Manchester United.
In that game, Crystal Palace had 40% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Their only player to score was Michael Olise (91').
At the other end, Manchester United had 15 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Bruno Fernandes (43') was the scorer.
The referee was Robert Jones.
Team News: Manchester United
Scott McTominay (Unknown Injury), Diogo Dalot (Hamstring Injury), Christian Eriksen (Ankle Injury) and Donny van de Beek (Knee Injury) will not be able to play for Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.
Team News: Crystal Palace
In an otherwise available group of players, there’s only the lone fitness problem for the Crystal Palace gaffer Patrick Vieira to be concerned about. Nathan Ferguson (Achilles tendon problems) won’t be in action.
In our view, Manchester United look set to score at least once against Crystal Palace, who may well struggle scoring.
We’re tipping a controlled 2-0 win for Manchester United come full-time.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Old Trafford (74,310)
Captain: Harry Maguire
Chairman: Joel & Avram Glazer
Manager: Erik ten Hag
Competitions: Premier League position 4, FA Cup (Fourth Round), EFL Cup (Semi-Finals)
⭐ Key Man: Antony
Usually played in the Right Wing position, Antony was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for São Paulo in the 2018 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this Premier League 2022 - 2023 season to date from a total of 11 appearances.