Manchester United are set to start their 2020/21 Premier League season at home against Crystal Palace. The Red Devils didn’t start their season last week as they were given some time to rest after participating in the Europa League up to latter stages.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace preview
United are aiming to start their campaign on a high note at Old Trafford against Palace who in a recent clash were eliminated by Bournemouth in the EFL Cup. Roy Hodgson’s men will be aiming to bounce back this weekend having started the Premier League campaign with a 1-0 victory over Southampton.
- Crystal Palace have struggled defensive wise when playing away from home and have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 away Premier League matches.
- Man United are unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League matches.
- Crystal Palace have lost their last 4 away Premier League matches.
- Man Utd have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 Premier League matches.
- In their last three Premier League matches, United have produced under 2.5 goals.
Head to head
Last season, the two sides met twice with Crystal Palace registering a 2-1 victory in the first leg while United returned the favour with a 2-0 win in the return leg. In their last six encounters, the Red Devils have claimed three victories, one loss and a single goalless draw.
Manchester United win
United managed to pip Chelsea and finish third on the log last season. The Red Devils are expected to cause trouble with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba expected to start in the midfield.
Our pundits believe the clash will be a tough one for the hosts as Palace are expected to sit back and play counter attacking football but in the end United are expected to bag maximum points at home.
22bet is backing United to snatch a win at 1.29 while betway giving 1.36 odds for the same outcome.
Over 2.5/ Both teams to score
United’s new signing Donny van de Beek is expected to make his full debut after featuring for the Red Devils in a friendly last week. With Solskjaer expected to hand Beek a starting role in a formation that could accommodate Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, the creativity will be on top.
Over 2.5 market is expected to be the outcome in this match, and betway is backing three or more goals to be produced at 1.56 while 22bet has 1.68 odds.
Anytime goalscorer: Bruno Fernandez
Fernandez has been in fine form since signing for United in January from Sporting Lisbon. The 26-year-old has played 14 Premier League matches where he has netted 8 goals while providing three assists in the process.
United have been fine while moving forward and could cause lots of problems to Palace’s defense. And United’s penalty record could continue this weekend.
22bet is backing Fernandez to score a goal anytime at odd of 2.4 while youngster Mason Greenwood has 2.25. For betway, Bruno has 2.21 while 22bet is giving Greenwood 2.25 odds to score any time during the match.
Manchester United 3-1 Crystal Palace
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