Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Date: Saturday, 24 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
Two of the most experienced managers will meet as the Red Devils host Place on Round 13 of the Premier League this Saturday.
United are rattled from a 3-1 defeat to city rivals in the Derby held at Etihad Stadium. That defeat saw them stay at 8th position in the table with 6 wins and 4 defeats. They are poor in defense conceding 21 goals, just one more than what they scored this season.
In the last 6 games they played in all competitions, Mourinho’s side has won 3 and lost 2. Over 2.5 goals were scored and both teams found the net from 5 of those 6 matches. Also, they failed to get a clean sheet in all those matches as well.
Palace is 16th in the table level on points with Southampton and Cardiff. A defeat this Saturday may take them into the relegation zone, which they want to avoid at all costs.
They are winless in the last 7 matches in the Premier League, which includes 5 defeats. In the 6 away matches they played this season, 4 were lost and 3 of those had over 2.5 goals in total. At the moment they are on a 3 game losing streak at home.
But the main highlight is that the only 2 wins they have are from away matches. So with United coming from a loss and suffering from injuries, Palace may surprise us. Their scoring form gives concerns for Roy Hodgson. His team has only scored 8 times in 12matches.
Mourinho and team have never had a clean sheet this season. This is pointing towards the lack of defensive power for the former champs. But they will be favorites going into this match.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Manchester has won all the last 6 h2h matches against this opposition.
- Over 2.5 goals came in 4 of those 6 matches.
- At Old Trafford, United are on a 5 game winning streak.
- The common score was 2-0 in 3 of those games.
- Palace has not scored in the last 5 matches held at Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
Manchester has found some wins after an inconsistent start to the season. Pogba was dearly missed in the last match against City and may also be unavailable in this game. Old Trafford has been the strong zone for the hosts as they are undefeated in 35 of the last 38 matches. With the visitors losing 5 of their recent matches, the home side will have more chances to win on Saturday. So I think Manchester will win this match both in half time and full time and bet on the same with 2.00 odd.
Last 6 matches played by Red Devils saw over 2.5 goals scored. With Palace conceding at least 2 goals per game in last 3 away matches we can expect over 2.5 goals. Palace may exploit the defensive errors of the hosts and we may see both teams scoring as well. Thus a bet can be placed on over 2.5 goals with 1.80 odd.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).
HT/FT: Manchester/Manchester @ 2.00 (1/1).