Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 19 September 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
The Red Devils probably have one of the best midfielder in the whole of Europe at present, and fans have a lot of expectations over this team. And after recent domination by both of their arch-rivals, Liverpool and the Citizens, they feel that it’s finally their time to shine.
The team had not played in the opening weekend, and will have their first official game of the season this Saturday – and they definitely would want to start their campaign on a positive note.
It helps that they are at home, and are taking on a struggling squad in the Glaziers.
In fact, Roy Hodgson’s men had been on one of the worst stretches of any team in the whole of the league towards the end of the last season, and if not for their form earlier in 2019-20, they would have even faced relegation.
On top of that, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men also do have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.
As such, expect a Manchester United win this weekend.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Devils recorded 20 of the previous 21 overall wins.
- The last time these two locked horns, Solskjaer’s men registered a 0-2 win away from home. And this game had taken place just a month before.
- They had scored two or more goals in six of the former eight clashes.
- The guests had failed to score in 12 of their preceding 15 visits to this venue.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
The Glaziers recorded a 1-0 win at home the last match-day, against Southampton. However, that was their first league game this season. Last time around, they had ended their campaign on an eight-match winless run (in the process of which they had gone through a seven-game losing run).
On the other hand, at present, the Devils are on a 13-fixture unbeaten run in the PL, and in the past ten months, they have lost just thrice at home.
Going on, Solskjaer’s men are also one of the best teams in the country – and have been so for the past century. They have set high targets for this season, and it’s absolutely necessary that they begin with a win.
Moreover, they do have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival over the years.
For the reasons, expect a winning performance from Manchester United this Saturday.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Betting Tips
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Manchester United @ 1.40 (2/5)
Manchester United -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).