Man United haven’t been conceding goals, while Crystal Palace are struggling to score. This is set up for a United win and over 2.5 ft goals on Wednesday’s premier league clash.
Crystal Palace have been up and down of late with three wins, three losses and a draw in their last seven games. Palace have kept two clean sheets in the last eight games, which may be a cause for concern against United. Wilfried Zaha remains the club’s top scorer with nine goals. Palace have found goals hard to come by and have failed to score in three of the last four games. A dramatic late 2-1 victory over Brighton came thanks to goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta and Christian Benteke last Monday. A bore 0-0 draw on Sunday against Fulham kept Palace 10 points clear of the relegation zone. Amidst a long injury list, top scorer Wilfried Zaha and defender Nathaniel Clyne are closest to a return. But they should only be fit for the weekend with this game coming too soon. Christian Benteke is likely to lead the line again with Roy Hodgson’s side in search of goals.
Man United are in good form, losing just one of their last 15 in all competitions and going unbeaten in their last 20 away matches in all competitions. Cause for concern may be just the one win in the last four in the Premier League. A 3-1 victory at home to Newcastle came courtesy of goals from Marcus Rashford, Daniel James and Bruno Fernandez. It was followed by a 0-0 Europa League draw against Real Sociedad and a 0-0 draw away to Chelsea at the weekend. Edinson Cavani has a slight chance of a return but is unlikely to start. Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, and Phil Jones should all still be out. Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood have been rotated of late in search of more goals and this should again be the case at Palace.
Manchester United have a huge historical edge over Crystal Palace, winning 38 and drawing 11 times in 58 games between the sides. Palace have won just nine times. The sides have been pretty even of late with both winning twice and drawing the other in the last five games. In September, Palace condemned United to a poor start to their season with a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford. A double from Wilfried Zaha and an Andros Townsend goal secured the victory despite a debut Donny van de Beek consolation. We expect a Manchester United win and over 2.5 ft goals.
PREDICTION : MAN UNITED 3-1 WIN
ACCUMULATOR TIP : MAN UNITED FT WIN