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Crystal Palace vs Manchester United: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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            Crystal Palace and Manchester United to draw @ 13/5
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            Fernandes 2+ shots on target, each team 4+ corners and each team 20+ booking pts @ 10/1
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            Hojlund to score, Garnacho 2+ shots on target, each team 4+ corners and each team 20+ booking pts @ 40/1
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            Crystal Palace vs Manchester United: Preview & Prediction

            Manchester United make the trip to the capital to take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League’s Monday Night Football action. Crystal Palace look to close in on the tight pack above them whereas Man United aim to consolidate their sixth place spot.

            • Crystal Palace and Manchester United to draw @ 13/5 on CopyBet
            • Over 3 goals @ ⅘ on CopyBet
            • Both teams to score @ 1.41 on SBK

            These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

            Date: 06/05/2024

            Kick off time: 20:00

            Location: Selhurst Park

            Manchester United look to keep their distance from Newcastle and close in on Tottenham with a win. Palace, however, are a safe distance from the relegation zone and have the liberty to go for the win looking up.

            Crystal Palace currently sit 14th in the Premier League after 35 games. The Eagles have ten wins, ten draws and 15 losses, leaving them on 40 points, 15 points above the relegation zone and eight points from the top half of the table.

            The Eagles have struggled in front of goal this season, scoring 45 goals in 35 games, an average of 1.29 goals a game. Crystal Palace have been much better defensively, conceding 57 goals and keeping eight clean sheets.

            Manchester United, on the other hand, currently sit sixth in the Premier League. In 34 games, United have 16 wins, six draws and nine losses which leaves them on 54 points, six points from Europa League football.

            The Red Devils have been somewhat inconsistent in front of goal, scoring 52 goals in 34 games with an average of 1.55 goals a game. United have also been better defensively, conceding 51 goals and keeping eight clean sheets.

            Crystal Palace and Manchester United have met 65 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1922. United have the far better record in the fixture with 41 wins in comparison to Palace’s 11 wins. In fact, a draw is more common in this fixture than a Palace win, happening on 13 occasions.

            The last five games in this fixture have seen each side pick up two wins and one draw. Two of the last three meetings in this fixture in the Premier League have seen two teams on the scoresheet.

            Team News

            Crystal Palace Team News

            Oliver Glasner has Sam Johnstone, Cheick Doucoure, Rob Holding and Matheus Franca out for the rest of the season. However, Marc Guehi and Jefferson Lerma can return this weekend.

            Manchester United Team News

            Erik Ten Hag will be without Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount and Willy Kambwala for the rest of the season and without Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial this weekend. However, Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof, Jonny Evans, Raphael Varane and Marcus Rashford can all return this weekend.

            Recent Form

            In their last five games in all competitions, Crystal Palace have three wins, one draw and one loss.

            Jean-Philippe Mateta opened the scoring in the fourth minute for Palace against Manchester City but Kevin De Bruyne’s first goal made it level before halftime. Another goal from De Bruyne and goals from Rico Lewis and Erling Haaland gave City the 4 - 2 win, Odsonne Edouard scoring a late goal for The Eagles.

            Crystal Palace bounced back against Liverpool the next time out. Eberechi Eze scored the only goal of the game in the 14th minute to give Palace the 1 - 0 win despite having just 30% of the possession.

            The Eagles picked up another big win, this time against West Ham. Mateta’s first goal, goals from Michael Olise and Eze along with an own goal from Emerson Palmieri gave Palace the 4 - 0 lead at the 30 minute mark. Michail Antonio did score for The Hammers before halftime and Dean Henderson scored an own goal late in the game, but another goal from Mateta gave Palace the 5 - 2 win.

            The visit from Newcastle saw Matetea step up for Palace again. Mateta scored twice in the second half to give The Eagles the 2 - 0 win, with Newcastle having just two shots on target.

            The last time out for Crystal Palace was against Fulham. Rodrigo Muniz opened the scoring for Fulham early in the second half but in the 87th minute Jeffrey Schlupp found the back of the net to give Palace the 1 - 1 draw.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Manchester United have two wins and three draws.

            The visit from Liverpool saw United behind at halftime with Luis Diaz finding the back of the net in the first half. Bruno Fernandes equalised for United just five minutes into the second half and Kobbie Mainoo gave United the lead with 20 minutes to go. However, a late penalty from Mo Salah rescued a 2 - 2 draw for Liverpool.

            It was another 2 - 2 draw for Man United, this time against Bournemouth. Dominic Solanke opened the scoring for Bournemouth but Fernandes’ first goal drew United level. Justin Kluivert regained the lead for Bournemouth before halftime, but a penalty from Fernandes grabbed a 2 - 2 draw for United.

            The FA Cup Semi Final saw United take on Coventry. Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire gave United the 2 - 0 lead at halftime and then Fernandes added a third before the hour mark. However, Ellis Simms and Callum O’Hare both scored to make it 3 - 2 with ten minutes to go and Haji Wright converted his 95th minute penalty to take it to extra time. After a Coventry winner was ruled out the game went to a penalty shootout, with Ben Sheaf and O’Hare missing to give United the 4 - 2 win.

            Back in the Premier League, Man United took on Sheffield United. Jayden Bogle opened the scoring for Sheffield United but Maguire equalised for Man United before halftime. Ben Brereton Diaz regained the lead for Sheffield United early in the second half but a brace from Fernandes and a late goal from Rasmus Hojlund gave Man United the 4 - 2 win.

            The most recent outing for United was against Burnley. Antony opened the scoring for United with just ten minutes to go but in the 87th minute Zeki Amdouni converted his penalty to give Burnley the 1 - 1 draw.

            Footy Accumulators Prediction

            Crystal Palace have picked up steam late on in the season and look to shock Man United this Monday with both sides picking up a point. Mateta is also likely to find the back of the net yet again. Crystal Palace 2 - 2 Manchester United

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            Where to watch

            Crystal Palace vs Manchester United will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the U.K. and can also be followed via radio on BBC Five Live or TalkSport.