Man Utd vs Crystal Palace: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:37 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 4:37 PM UTC

The Eagles will struggle to soar at Old Trafford...
<div><h2>Man Utd vs Crystal Palace</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, August 24, at Old Trafford</strong></a></p><p>Man Utd have made a blistering start to the season and they should have little trouble in sweeping aside Crystal Palace at Old Trafford this weekend. The Red Devils beat Chelsea 4-0 in a fantastic season opener, and they were unlucky to be denied victory against Wolves on Monday night. Molineux is a difficult place to visit these days, but Man Utd were the better team and they were left to rue Paul Pogba’s missed penalty after it ended 1-1. They have attacked with pace and purpose in the early stages of the new season, and Marcus Rashford appears to be relishing his responsibility that comes with being the club’s main attacking threat.</p><p>The picture is altogether bleaker for Crystal Palace. They sanctioned the sale of Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Man Utd for £50 million in the summer and that allowed them to keep hold of star forward Wilfried Zaha, but he was devastated at not being allowed to leave Selhurst Park and his performances have not been great thus far. Zaha came off the bench as the Eagles drew 0-0 at home to Everton in their opener, and he was powerless to prevent them losing away at newly promoted Sheff Utd at the weekend. Crystal Palace have never beaten Man Utd in the Premier League and they are unlikely to reverse that trend on Saturday.</p><p><a href=";a=0d6ed5cd-99a2-41c2-abf3-f12f9f951422&amp;f=2" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Man Utd offloaded Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan this summer and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has built his attack around the pace and panache of Rashford and Anthony Martial. Welsh winger Daniel James and England international Jesse Lingard are also rapid on the counter-attack, and they will cause nightmares for opposition defenders this season. Man Utd look light in midfield, particularly if Pogba is allowed to leave before the European transfer window slams shut, but that should not be a problem against Crystal Palace. Solskjaer has no new injury worries and he could name an unchanged team for the Eagles’ visit.</p><p>Mahmadou Sakho and James Tomkins remain long-term absentees for Palace, but Scott Dann and Martin Kelly have performed admirably at the back. The Eagles’ problems lie at the other end of the pitch, as they are yet to score a goal this season. They need Zaha to knuckle down and return to terrorising opposition defenders, as they are terrible without him. Max Meyer and Andros Townsend can also unlock a defence, but they are inconsistent, while Christian Benteke’s days as a prolific goalscorer are well behind him and they miss Michi Batshuayi.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Man Utd are 1.36 (4/11) favourites with <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Bet365</a> to win this game and that looks like a great addition to any accumulators. They are vastly superior to the Eagles in every department and they annihilated a decent Chelsea team in their last home game due to the speed of their counter-attacks. Palace will put up a stubborn resistance, but they cannot really hope to shut the likes of Rashford, Martial and Lingard out for 90 minutes.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral">Man Utd to win and under 4.5 goals at 1.70 (7/10) with Coral </a></strong></p></div>
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