The Premier League matchup between Crystal Palace and Manchester United takes place at Selhurst Park on Sunday.
Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United League Preview
Manchester United has lost three of the last five Premier League matches, including their most recent match with Brighton & Hove Albion. It has arguably been United’s worse Premier League season ever. The Red Devils will attempt to escape a drop to the Europa Conference League on the last day of the Premier League season.
Erik ten Hag will take over as manager in the summer from Ralf Rangnick. After Cristiano Ronaldo’s return and the acquisitions of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, the Red Devils had a promising season ahead of them. However, the most they can hope for is a place in the Europa League.
Patrick Vieira has recorded a fantastic job at Crystal Palace this campaign. The young Eagles team might still find a place in the top half of the league standings if they win the last day match against Manchester United.
Many heavily dismissed the Palace’s chances of survival at the beginning of this campaign. However, Vieira did a fantastic job with the youthful squad available to him thus far. Summer plans will undoubtedly include keeping loan standout Conor Gallagher. The English professional footballer has eight goals and three assists this season.
Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United Recent Form
Crystal Palace is getting ready for this match following a 1-1 league tie with Aston Villa. The Eagles had 51 percent of the possession and 4 shots on target in that game. Crystal Palace’s lone goal came from Jeff Schlupp in the 81st minute. Four of Aston Villa’s 13 attempts on goal were on target. Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins, in the 69th minute, scored the only goal of the game.
The Red Devils and their supporters will be hoping for a better outcome after losing to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League. Manchester United enjoyed a 57 percent advantage thanks to 5 of their 15 attempts being on target when it came to shots on goal.
There were 17 shots on goal for Brighton & Hove Albion, with 6 hitting the target. The goals for Brighton & Hove Albion came from Moisés Caicedo in the 15th minute, Marc Cucurella in the 49th minute, Pascal Groß in the 57th minute, and Leandro Trossard in the 60th minute.
Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United team News
Jadon Sancho, Luke Shaw, and Marcus Rashford trained on Tuesday. There is a possibility for the three to be in contention for Sunday’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace.
The Red Devils will travel to Selhurst Park in the sixth position in the standings, two points ahead of West Ham United, placed seventh. Westham will be playing at Brighton & Hove Albion. Manchester United and Westham are vying for a berth in the next campaign’s Europa League.
Many fitness difficulties have plagued Ralf Rangnick’s side in recent weeks. However, the Red Devils have a triple boost before traveling to Selhurst Park.
James McArthur, a midfielder for the Eagles, will also be unable to play due to a recent injury sustained in last month’s 2-1 victory against Southampton. The Scottish wasn’t in the squads for the ensuing victory over Watford or Sunday’s stalemate at Villa Park. Vieira has added James McArthur to the list of players unavailable on Sunday.
Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United Head-To-Head and Pre-game Facts
Crystal Palace has not won a league game against Manchester United at Selhurst Park since May 1991. There have only been two wins for Crystal Palace in the last three years at Old Trafford. When these two sides met, Manchester United won 1-0.
Five of Crystal Palace’s last six matches were under three goals. Their opponents scored 5 goals, and Crystal Palace scored 4. Five of Manchester United’s last six matches have included three goals. Manchester United’s average score per match over that span is 1.33.
Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United Predicted Winner
We predict Manchester United will win a close margin of 1-2 in the encounter. Manchester United has a solid away record against Crystal Palace. However, considering their recent form, it’s hard to see it as a factor. It might be possible for Crystal Palace to tally a goal against Manchester United. We can expect the Red Devils to come away with a point from the Selhurst Parks in this last match of the season to avoid being dropped to the Europa Conference League spot.
Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United Odds
A bet on Crystal Palace’s victory is available at 3.10, a draw is backed at 3.70, and wagering on Manchester United to win is valued at 2.30.