Crystal Palace v Manchester United prediction & betting tips brought to you by football expert Tom Love.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Stats
- Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 20 league away games.
- There have been under 2.5 goals in 5 of Manchester United’s last 6 away league games.
- Manchester United have won their last 4 at Selhurst Park.
Betting Tip: Manchester United to Win & Under 3.5 Goals
A 0-0 draw at Chelsea continued Manchester United’s excellent unbeaten away record. They’re still yet to lose on the road in league competition and will be expected to contour in that vein as they head to London to take on a Crystal Palace side that are edging closer to safety every week.
United have the derby with City on the horizon so will be looking to do a professional job here, but Palace never make it easy for opponents under Roy Hodgson. They’re one of the best teams at withstanding pressure, as shown against Fulham and Brighton in recent times.
They’ve lacked craft and quality going forward but the imminent return of Wilfred Zaha will boost spirits among the camp. They’ll likely adopt a deep block and try stifle United and given the visitors have been far from free flowing of late the 4/9 quotes on them do looks touch short. We can get some 23/20 on the Red Devil’s to win and under 3.5 goals though, a much more appealing price.
Betting Tip: Scott McTominay to be Carded
One player who has almost become famed for his card dodging this season is United midfielder Scott McTominay. The Scot is averaging 2 fouls per 90 in the league, the highest along with Paul Pogba. Despite this he’s yet to collect a card in the league.
It’s only a matter of time before he gets his name written down and I’m happy to take a chance on him here at a bulbous 11/1 to be carded. He’s likely to be the right side of central midfield and therefore keeping tabs on the free flowing Eze and possibly Zaha if he features.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Odds
The Red Devils are odds-on-favourites for this one, with best odds of 7/17.
Where is the value?
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