Slavisa Jokanovic, Mark Hughes, Jose Mourinho and David Wagner made the fifth Premier League debut this season. This time it came as no surprise to the Frenchman Claude Puel at Leicester. Decisive for the resignation was the 4: 1 away win of Crystal Palace (Table 13, 30 points) on Saturday night at King Power Stadium in Leicester. For the Eagles an important victory in the relegation battle and for Roy Hodgson the ideal record game. The former England coach became the oldest Premier League coach of all time at 71 years and 198 days. On Wednesday night Crystal Palace v Manchester United is, according to odds and prediction of all bookmakers, only outsiders to victory.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Premier League
With Manchester United (5th place, 52 points), the currently strongest team in the league travels to South London. The only game lost under coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since mid-December was the first leg in the Champions League knockout round at Old Trafford against Paris Saint Germain (11-2-1). So, between Crystal Palace and Manchester United, our prediction comes to the conclusion that a tip on 2/2 for the Red Devils. However, the Norwegian is likely to be plagued by numerous injuries from key players such as Lingard, Rashford or Matic, which will cause him a headache before his appearance on Wednesday night.
Crystal Palace – Statistics & Current Form
It was a formidable performance by the Eagles the day Roy Hodgson became the oldest Premier League manager in history. Crystal Palace won 4-1 in Leicester. The former Man United player Wilfried Zaha met for the first time ever in his career three Premier League games in a row. Storm colleague Michy Batshuayi was able to return to the scoreboard in a Premier League stadium for the first time since October 2017. 490 days had passed since his last goal for Chelsea vs Watford. In addition, the Belgian is the only player who has since the beginning of the 2014/15 season for five different teams in the five major European leagues could meet (Marseille, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Valencia, Crystal Palace). For goals at Crystal Palace also leading player Luka Milivojevic responsible. Since his debut in February 2017, no Palace player hit more frequently than the Serb (20 goals). Once upon a time, James McArthur, who had never previously made two assists in a Premier League match (232 appearances), also made it.
The victory in Leicester Palace already entered the 17th Away point this season. Palace also scored 22 of the 31 goals away from home (71 percent). No other Premier League team scored more goals in away games than at home. The home form is also the reason why Palace is still stuck in the descent sump. In Selhurst Park Palace won only three times, only Huddersfield (five) and Southampton (twelve) brought home even fewer points than the Eagles (13). The nine home matches are also undercut only by bottoming Huddersfield (six). In addition, the Selhurst Park saw in this season generally the least goals (21). Not a good sign for Wednesday night, so between Crystal Palace and Manchester United our prediction recommends a tip on the Red Devils. Although coach Hodgson has now the age record in his pocket, but lost against any other team more Premier League games than against Man United (eleven defeats). Pape Souare, Julian Speroni and Martin Kelly are injured. Mamadou Sakho and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are in doubt.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
- 8 goals: Luka Milivojevic
- 7 goals: Wilfried Zaha
- 4 goals: Andros Townsend
Expected lineup of Crystal Palace:
Guaita; Aanholt, Dann, Tomkins, Ward; Schlupp, Milivojevic, McArthur; Zaha, Batshuayi, Townsend
Coach: Roy Hodgson
Last Games of Crystal Palace:
- 23.02.2019 – Leicester City vs. Crystal Palace 1: 4 (Premier League)
- 17.02.2019 – Doncaster Rovers Vs. Crystal Palace 0-2 (FA Cup)
- 09.02.2019 – Crystal Palace vs. West Ham 1: 1 (Premier League)
- 02.02.2019 – Crystal Palace vs. Fulham 2: 0 (Premier League)
- 30.01.2019 – Southampton Vs. Crystal Palace 1: 1 (Premier League)
Manchester United – Statistics & Current Form
The home game against the arch-rivals from Liverpool, who were in the championship race, was not a lucky star before kick-off. Nemanja Matic injured in the final training and fell away as an important building block in the defensive midfield. Subsequently, United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to make three injury-related changes in the first half, with Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Mata substitute Jesse Lingard initially injured. In addition, Marcus Rashford limped almost the entire playing time injured on the place, but could not be replaced because Solskjaer had already exhausted his exchange quota. Three changes in the first half occurred in the Premier League last time in January 2015 by Burnley against Newcastle. Since Liverpool also had to change once, there were the first time since February 2009 four substitutions in the first half (then between Wigan and Fulham). Despite these difficult conditions, the Red Devils were closer to victory than Jürgen Klopp’s disappointing Reds. Finally, a good point for Manchester United, who remain the team, which is currently the longest defeat in the Premier League (eight wins, two draws). Most recently, Man United remained unbeaten in October 2017 ten league games. Despite the injury woes, the Red Devils at Selhurst Park are favorites. This shows at Crystal Palace against Manchester United odds of bookmakers for tips on the Solskjaer team. Keeper David De Gea celebrated his 100th Premier League game against Liverpool without conceding.
Thus, the Spaniard is only the seventh player who could accomplish the one with the same club and the second to Peter Schmeichel (112 to-zero matches) at Man United. Since Solskjaer coach United, no other Premier League squad has played more often than Man United (five times). In addition, the Norwegian set a new points record. Never before has a Premier League coach picked up more points in his first ten matches (26 points). Away, Manchester United won each of the last seven competitive matches. The longest series since April 2002 (also seven). Last eight away wins in a row managed in November 2017 local rivals Man City (eleven in a row). The Red Devils also won the recent two Premier League appearances in the capital London (Tottenham and Fulham). Three successful London guest appearances in series have not existed since November 2014. So, between Crystal Palace and Manchester United, our prediction looks set to “Man United lead at half time and win the game”. Even though Rashford, Lingard, Mata, Matic, Valencia, Darmian, Herrera and Rojo are missing a lot of players, there is still enough quality in the team to win at the homecoming Egales.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
- 11 goals: Paul Pogba
- 9 goals: Marcus Rashford
- 9 goals: Anthony Martial
Expected lineup of Manchester United:
De Gea; Shaw, Lindelof, Smalling, Young; Pogba, McTomay, Pereira; Sanchez; Martial, Lukaku
Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Last matches from Manchester United:
- 24.02.2019 – Manchester United Vs. Liverpool 0: 0 (Premier League)
- 18.02.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Manchester United 0-2 (FA Cup)
- 12.02.2019 – Manchester United Vs. PSG 0: 2 (Champions League)
- 09.02.2019 – Fulham vs. Manchester United 0: 3 (Premier League)
- 03.02.2019 – Leicester City vs. Manchester United 0: 1 (Premier League)
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Head-to-Head: 36 Manchester United wins – 11 draws – 7 Crystal Palace wins (54 competitive games)
Crystal Palace beat no other Premier League team more than Manchester United without a single win (0-4-15). The Red Devils have been undefeated for 21 league games against the Eagles. The last bankruptcy was in May 1991 away with 0-3 (17-4-0). The first leg at Old Trafford ended in a goalless draw. Accordingly, Crystal Palace has the opportunity to remain unbeaten against Man United for the first time since the 1989/90 season in a season (then victory and draw).
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Our Betting Prediction Analyzed
Crystal Palace is against Manchester United in terms of odds of bookmakers only in the outsider role on a win. This is partly due to the extremely weak home record of the Eagles (3-4-6). Only two teams have even fewer points at home than Palace. On the other hand, traveling to Manchester United, the team that currently remained the longest without defeat in the Premier League (8-2-0).
Key Facts – Crystal Palace vs Manchester United tips
Crystal Palace is the third worst home team with the fewest home goals
No team is currently without defeat in the Premier League than Manchester United (8-2-0)
Crystal Palace has never won a Premier League match against Man United (0-4-15)
In addition, Man United won the past seven away matches in series, while Crystal Palace has never won against the Red Devils in the Premier League and has been waiting for almost 28 years in the league. So, between Crystal Palace and Manchester United, our prediction of a success of the Red Devils. We would place a guess on “Man United wins the first half and the game” between Crystal Palace and Manchester United.
Prediction Today: 2/2