Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 21th May 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
Manchester United hosts Crystal Palace. Jose Mourinho has shown that he prioritizes The UEFA Europa League over the domestic competition and we expect to see a rotated squad once again.
The season at Old Trafford didn’t turn out as their fans would have liked in this season. The team accumulated too many draws most of them at Old Trafford and fell short of top 4 finish. The team still has a chance to play in the UEFA Champions League but the road goes through Ajax. All his efforts are aimed towards winning that game and uses the league just to keep his players match fit.
United last league win came back in 23rd of April against Burnley. Since then the team saw heavy rotation to keep the players fit for the Celta clashes and now the team is waiting for the Europa League final.
Palace are not really playing for anything also. Still the prospect of defeating United at Old Trafford should be enough for smaller teams. The Eagles come into this game after a huge win over Hull City.
The team had previously undergone 3 straight defeats but 4-0 over hull brought back some smiles on their fans. Sam Allardyce will be eager to add to Crystal Palace’s impressive away victories over Liverpool and Chelsea one more this time against the demotivated Manchester United side.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Head to head
It’s not a surprise that The Red Devils are the better team in the head to head clashes against Crystal Palace. They have 6 victories and 4 draws in their last 10 games.
Under 2.5 goals was a winning bet in 8 of those 10 games while the other 2 finished 2-1.
The previous meeting between the sides saw United getting 3 points with a 1-2 victory.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
Manchester United have seen less than 2.5 goals in their last 8 Premier League games. The team looks stable at the back and with the rotated squad is not expected to be sharp up front either. Last game they finished goalless draw against Southampton and that may be the scenario once again.
Crystal Palace will want to take another big victory away from home. Sam Allardyce is ambitious manager and will be looking to motivate his squad. Whether they will manage to win the game remains to be seen but a defeat for Palace looks unlikely.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
First pick: Crystal Palace +0.0 AH for 1.96 at Pinnacle.
Second pick: Under 2.5 goals for 1.88 at Pinancle.