Three defeats in a row for the Red Devils. . .it surely won’t be four? Our betting preview of Crystal Palace vs Man United.
Both teams have lost their last three games, along with failing to score in those six games, so something has to give. United are four points ahead of Liverpool with three games left and can’t afford to lose here, whereas Alan Pardew’s men have pretty much guaranteed their safety. United won 12 out of 17 games prior to their recent poor form. Interestingly, they have a negative goal difference in the League away from home – with 19 goals scored and 21 conceded. Palace’s decline comes after winning four straight, which was a marked improvement on the form that saw them fail to register a win in an eight game stretch from November to January.
Top League Goalscorers:
Wayne Rooney – 12 goals
Robin van Persie – 10 goals
Juan Mata – 8 goals
Glenn Murray – 6 goals
Dwight Gayle – 5 goals
Mile Jedinak – 5 goals
Head To Head:
- Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 13 league meetings with Crystal Palace, winning 11 of them.
- Crystal Palace have beaten the Reds just once since May 1991 (in November 2011).
- United have kept clean sheets at Selhurst Park in each of their last four visits.
- Palace have scored in just two of the last ten meetings with Manchester United.
Crystal Palace: Jerome Thomas, Fraizer Campbell, Maourane Chamakh
Manchester United: Jonny Evans, Luke Shaw, Rafael, Marcos Rojo, Michael Carrick
United surely won’t lose a fourth straight game. The need the win and their record speaks for itself. After those election results though, we don’t know what to believe anymore (heck, Falcao might even score. . .).
Selection: United to win @ 20/21
In three of their last five clashes, the Manchester side have beaten the Eagles by at least a two goal margin. David de Gea has ten clean sheets in the League, which will play into United’s hands should they get an early goal.
Selection: United to lead after both halves @ 2/1
The Red Devils have won three away games in the League this season by this scoreline. Palace may well score, while United haven’t exactly been plundering goals in recent weeks, so this scoreline looks somewhat plausible.
Selection: United to win 2-1 @ 17/2