Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
United is a team in the process of rebuilding. Over the course of the last few years, they have witnessed a severe reduction in their fear-factor, and they have been remodeled second in line to the likes of arch-rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
The management seems desperate to make immediate changes to the situation, and the desire has been on full display this transfer window. With two gems of arrivals in the backline, their defensive woes should take a drastic drop. In fact, with the costliest defender ever, Manchester should not be complaining anymore about leaking goals.
This campaign, they have started on the right note too. Despite being allotted two tough customers right away, the squad held their end and has stayed unbeaten.
Most probably as a reward, the team has been afforded the chance to take on the struggling Crystal Palace, and that too at the Old Trafford.
Palace is winless so far in this edition of the Premier League, and in fact, is only one of the two groups yet to open their account in goal scoring.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last six clashes saw five United wins and a draw.
- Three of the previous four games saw the Devils scoring three or more goals.
- Crystal Palace is winless against this opponent for the last 15 years.
- The previous nine encounters at this venue returned seven home wins and two draws.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Taking into account just this league season – Palace has been one of the worst squads, considering their winless status so far, and their inability to register a goal. Meanwhile, their counterparts have been one of the best, with their huge win against Chelsea, and their unbeaten run till this point, acting as supporting arguments.
Moreover, over the course of the previous several years, the Devils have reigned supreme against this opponent. They are unbeaten since 2004 and registered five wins from the last six encounters, and seven from the last nine at this venue.
In addition, Manchester scored two or more goals in three of the former four h2h battles at this stadium, while Crystal has failed to score in their last six visits. And finally, the Red Devils are on a five-game winning streak at home, while their opposite number was winless in seven of their last eight attempts on the road.
With these observations in mind, count on a comfortable home win this Saturday.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips
Manchester United to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
To Score in First Half: Manchester United @ 1.60 (3/5).