Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Manchester United welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford on 21/05/17 as the Premier League season draws to a close this weekend. Man United were involved in a bore draw midweek, as they played out a goalless draw away to Southampton. Crystal Palace meanwhile enjoyed a fantastic afternoon last Sunday, confirming their Premier League status with a 4-0 win over Hull City. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Until Manchester United hand in their team sheet and the youthful extent of their lineup is revealed, it’s difficult to tell how United will approach this game given it has nothing riding on it for either side. With Palace likely to name a far more experienced side, I’m expecting them to pick up a positive result this weekend.

Crystal Palace draw no bet - EVS

Christian Benteke to score anytime - 7/5

Under 2.5 match goals - 17/20

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Manchester United Form Guide

Manchester United Team Logo

Manchester United

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
W H

20-04-2017

Europa League Final Stage

Anderlecht Team Logo Anderlecht

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

23-04-2017

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

27-04-2017

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

30-04-2017

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

04-05-2017

Europa League Final Stage

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-05-2017

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

11-05-2017

Europa League Final Stage

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-05-2017

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-05-2017

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-05-2017

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Crystal Palace Form Guide

Crystal Palace Team Logo

Crystal Palace

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
W A

01-04-2017

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

05-04-2017

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

10-04-2017

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

15-04-2017

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

23-04-2017

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

26-04-2017

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

29-04-2017

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

06-05-2017

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 5 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-05-2017

Premier League

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

21-05-2017

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Manchester United Preview

If Manchester United are to win the Europa League next Wednesday, they will need to perform significantly better than they have in recent weeks, with Ajax looking set to go into the game as the form side. Jose Mourinho again chose to rest players at St. Mary’s midweek in preparation for what is undoubtedly their biggest game of the season so far, and their performance reflected a sub-par lineup. Saints had the best chance of the game but failed to make it count as Manolo Gabbiadini saw his penalty excellently saved by Sergio Romero down low to his right. Mourinho has pleaded for this game to be moved to Saturday in order to give him and his team more time to prepare for the season-defining Europa League final on Wednesday but his calls have fallen on deaf ears. Going into that fixture, United have just one win in their last seven games in all competitions, including no wins in their last five in the Premier League, from which they have scored just two games. Mourinho admitted in his post-match press conference that he would play a side virtually filled with youth team players for this fixture, showing his lack of apathy towards this fixture. It’s been a hugely disappointing season for United on the domestic front, but all would likely be forgiven should they win on Wednesday night.

Manchester United Team News

Marcos Rojo (knee), Luke Shaw (ankle), Ashley Young (hamstring) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will all miss the remainder of United’s season. Jose Mourinho is set to play a youthful side ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final.

Crystal Palace Preview

Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace produced a huge performance at the right moment last Sunday, beating Hull City 4-0 at Selhurst Park to relegate their opponents and ensure their own place in the Premier League for a further season. Palace came flying out the traps early on and took the lead inside the first three minutes through Wilfried Zaha, before Christian Benteke doubled their lead heading into the break. Two goals in the final five minutes added to the celebratory atmosphere at Selhurst Park, as a Luka Milivojevic penalty and composed effort from Patrick van Aanholt effort marked a memorable afternoon for the Eagles. In the process of keeping Palace in the Premier League, Allardyce has retained his own individual record of having never been relegated as a manager and may look back on this as arguably his most impressive achievement. After picking up wins away to Chelsea and Liverpool and at home to Arsenal in their final ten matches, they overcame huge hurdles to stay in the division and harnessing that potential into consistency could see Allardyce turn this into a competitive, top-half outfit next season. They will be buoyed by the fact United are set to rest virtually their entire first-team squad ahead of the Europa League final as they look to end the season on a high with a victory at Old Trafford.

Crystal Palace Team News

Mamadou Sakho, Scott Dann (both knee), Pape Souare (broken leg) and Connor Wickham (cruciate ligament) are all ruled out for Palace here.

Manchester United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS + Win

BTTS + Draw

BTTS + Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Crystal Palace Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS + Win

BTTS + Draw

BTTS + Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

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Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
40 GK Joel Pereira 188 82
3 CD Eric Bailly 187 77
35 RB Demetri Mitchell - -
4 CD Phil Jones 180 71
24 LB Timothy Fosu-Mensah 190 78
39 CM Scott McTominay - -
38 CM Axel Tuanzebe 183 77
6 CM Paul Pogba 191 84
14 LF Jesse Lingard 175 62
10 CF Wayne Rooney 176 83
46 RF Josh Harrop - -
No. Pos Player m kg
13 GK Wayne Hennessey 198 90
31 RB Jeffrey Schlupp 178 72
5 CD James Tomkins 190 74
34 CD Martin Kelly 191 77
2 LB Joel Ward 180 80
42 CM Jason Puncheon 173 71
18 CM James McArthur 168 64
28 CM Luka Milivojevic 182 78
17 CF Christian Benteke 190 83
11 LF Wilfried Zaha 180 66
3 RF Patrick van Aanholt 176 74