Crystal Palace vs Man United – Betting Preview
Although Crystal Palace made Kepa Arrizabalaga make several saves and stretched the 38-year-old Thiago Silva’s legs to the limit, their efforts were in vain as Chelsea narrowly won the Sunday London derby!
Crystal Palace Preview
After seeing their brief FA Cup run come to an end at the hands of Southampton last week, Crystal Palace was doomed to a miserable third consecutive loss in all competitions when Kai Havertz headed home the game’s lone goal with 64 minutes remaining.
Although they have a game in hand on Chelsea, the Eagles are currently 12th in the table and six points off the top half. There was a lot to like about this Palace team during the autumn, but as the weather has gotten colder, results have proven harder to come by for the Eagles.
Vieira admitted that his team’s performance had him frustrated, but he also had some issues with referee Peter Bankes at Stamford Bridge. However, Vieira must put aside his issues with the officials as he looks to give Palace their second victory in their last six Premier League games.
Four of the Eagles’ last five in the top flight have ended in defeat – failing to find the back of the net in all of those losses and only beating Bournemouth in that time – but not since September 2017 have the hosts lost three in a row at Selhurst Park without scoring once!
Manchester United Preview
In Saturday’s Manchester derby, where Jack Grealish gave Man City the lead with a header before Bruno Fernandes controversially equalised after Marcus Rashford was adjudged not to have interfered with play, the most recent bizarre application of the offside rule was brought to light.
The England international then turned the Old Trafford match on its head with a perfectly good goal late in the game to give Man United their ninth straight victory across all competitions. After closing the gap on the defending champions, Man United supporters may now allow themselves to dream of Premier League title glory.
Ten Hag’s team dropped to fourth place on Sunday after Fulham lost to Newcastle United, who are only ahead on goal differential.
The nine-point gap to league leaders Arsenal is not insurmountable, but Man City are only one point ahead of their rivals.
Naturally, when Man United visits the Emirates at the weekend, the Gunners could extend their lead over them to double digits, but a win on Wednesday would be sufficient to move Ten Hag’s team into second place for the time being.
Man United hasn’t won 10 straight games across all competitions since Sir Alex Ferguson’s era in 2009, but Ten Hag watched in dismay from the stands as Palace defeated the Red Devils 1-0 at Selhurst Park in the final weekend of the previous season. The hosts have only lost twice in their last six meetings with their esteemed guests.
1×2 Betting Odds
In recent years, Palace has served as something of a bogey team for Man United, so the potential loss of Andersen would be a bitter blow to a team that struggled to keep the back door closed at home over the winter.
Even with Zaha leaving with a point to prove, if Man United can score first, the in-form Red Devils can feel confident in holding the goal-shy Eagles at bay.
Despite playing at home, Palace are not the favourites to win with odds standing @ 4.64.
Manchester United fresh off the derby win are the favourites to win with market odds @ 1.86.
The possibility of a stalemate and points shared, stands @ 3.95.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.98.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.96.
Manchester United are the favourites in this one but expect Palace to give it all!
The market expects this one to be a close low scoring contest!