Manchester United vs Crystal Palace

  • Posted on: 11 November 2017

Manchester United will entertain Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils have cruised through the first six games of the campaign, and they are only behind Manchester City on goal difference with 16 points. On the other hand, Palace are in a wretched run of form, and currently, find themselves rock-bottom of the standings.

Manchester United secured the fifth victory of the campaign last weekend as they clinched a hard-fought 1-0 win over Southampton. Romelu Lukaku scored his six league goal of the season for United. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace suffered their sixth straight defeat in the top-flight after they thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Roy Hodgson's side have yet to score a league goal this season, and things look gloomy as they travel again to Manchester. The previous meeting between the clubs was at Old Trafford with United claiming a comfortable 2-0 win. Josh Harrop and Paul Pogba found the net in what was the final game of the 2016/17 season.

Crystal Palace are 22/1 for a win but their chances look bleak after their woeful start to the campaign. Palace have lost their previous five meetings at Old Trafford, and they could face a similar fate with United scoring 10 goals and conceding none in the three home games played. Manchester United are surely comfortable favourites for a win at 1/5. Manchester United have won their previous five home outings against Crystal Palace with three games ending with an identical 2-0 score. The Red Devils have kept four clean sheets in the last five meetings, and they could expect another in their bag with Palace struggling to find a goal for themselves. A 2-0 win for Manchester United is at 19/4.

It is recommended to go with a win for United.