Crystal Palace vs Man United could be a season-defining fixture for our Red Devils. Ahead of the game, we’ve got all the in-depth information you need…
Manchester United Football Club are desperate for three points this evening. The maths is simple, win their last few fixtures and play Champions League football next season.
Stadium: Selhurst Park.
Kick-off time: 20:15 (UK).
Referee: Graham Scott.
TV Channel: BT Sport.
Make no mistake about it, though. Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace will be looking to upset the party. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will have to be at their absolute best in this one.
The big question on everyone’s lips? Will the Baby Faced Assassin rotate? Will he stick with the same team? Who knows, but when at their best, the line-up he puts out should be more than good enough to get the job done.
United are yet to lose since returning from lockdown. Five wins and two draws has at least given the Old Trafford club a chance to finish in the top-four. However, the 2-2 draw last time out was incredibly tough to take. Hopefully, that hasn’t affected the mentality within that dressing room.
Palace, on the other hand, have lost their last five. They’ve shipped thirteen goals during that time, with their only post-lockdown win coming away at Crystal Palace almost a month ago. United will be looking to inflict further misery on a side with nothing left to play for.
United’s injury concerns have been well-documented. Luke Shaw, Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood all remain doubtful. Solskjaer is ‘hopeful’ two of the three will make it, but we’ll have to wait and see.
In terms of long-term casualties, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are still sidelined.
Palace will have to do this without James Tomkins and Gary Cahill, both of whom are injured. Christian Benteke is suspended, while former-red, Jeff Schlupp, is doubtful.
Crystal Palace 17/2
Manchester United 1/3
Last Meeting: United 1-2 Palace
The sides met back in August, with Crystal Palace being gifted all three points in injury time. Patrick van Aanholt scored the winner that day after a calamitous David de Gea error.
Old Trafford Faithful’s prediction: Crystal Palace 1-2 United
I’m confident United can right those wrongs from last time out and scoop all three points. Stopping Wilf Zaha won’t be easy, but I reckon the Red Devils can get the job done here. Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial with the goals.
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