The Premier League meeting at Old Trafford on Saturday will see home side Manchester United play Crystal Palace.
View all of the Manchester United v Crystal Palace predictions, poll and stats below including the latest game odds.
Manchester United won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 2-1 Europa League defeat last time out to Seville.
In that match, Manchester United had 48% possession and 20 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Manchester United was Bruno Fernandes (9'). Sevilla FC had 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Suso (26') and Luuk de Jong (78') scored for Seville.
Manchester United haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They have hit an aggregate of 8 during that period and have conceded a total of 7. That trend might not follow through into this next game, however.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Manchester United:
- are unbeaten in their previous 7 league matches at home.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Previously, Crystal Palace drew 0-0 in the EFL Cup match with Bournemouth.
In that match, Crystal Palace managed 38% possession and 4 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, Bournemouth had 17 shots on goal with 3 on target.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Crystal Palace has become apparent recently. Checking on their last six outings shows that it’s happened 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal total of 7 while The Eagles have scored 2.
Leading up to this clash, Crystal Palace:
- haven't been beaten by Manchester United when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 30/09/2017 shows that Manchester United have won 4 of these and Crystal Palace 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 13 from The Red Devils and 5 belonging to The Eagles. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The last league game between these sides was Premier League match day 36 on 16/07/2020 when it ended Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester United.
In that match, Crystal Palace managed 40% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target.
For their opponents, Manchester United had 17 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Marcus Rashford (45') and Anthony Martial (78') scored.
The match was refereed by Graham Scott.
Team News: Manchester United
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Manchester United boss Ole Solskjær to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy squad. Paul Pogba (Corona virus) is sidelined.
Team News: Crystal Palace
Owing to a completely injury-free group available for selection, Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson doesn’t have any fitness worries to report before this match.
Our assessment is that Manchester United will probably have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
In contrast, Crystal Palace could well find it tough to make a breakthrough but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We’re tipping a decent 3-1 margin for Manchester United when all’s said and done.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Old Trafford (74,879)
Captain: Harry Maguire
Chairman: Joel & Avram Glazer
Manager: Ole Solskjær
Competitions: Premier League position 12