Crystal Palace vs Man United

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | Premier League

Crystal Palace vs Man United Preview

Moving forward, Manchester United will take on Crystal Palace in an away fixture in the Premier League. The Monday-night clash is set to take place at Selhurst Park on 6th May with a kick-off time of 7:00 PM (GMT). As things stand, both teams have nothing to lose but a lot to gain in this match. Manchester United heads into this contest after a hapless 1-1 draw at home against Burnley, who are second-last in the Premier League points table. The Red Devils have been terribly poor this season, leaking points throughout.

They currently sit in sixth position in the standings with 54 points in 34 games. They are 26 points behind the league leaders, Arsenal, having played one fewer match so far. This stat is enough to show how inconsistent Erik Ten Hag’s boys have been in the English top flight. They have only a one-goal difference (GD) this season so far, having scored 52 goals while conceding 51 in the process. Arsenal’s goal difference (57) is higher than United’s total goals. With both Champions League and Europa League spots out of reach, United are fighting with Chelsea and Newcastle United for the honorary sixth spot in the league.

Crystal Palace, on the other hand, are undefeated in the last three games, following a narrow 0-1 loss at the hands of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool last month. Since then, Palace have thrashed West Ham by a 5-2 margin, dominated a fiery Newcastle United in a 2-0 victory, and shared the spoils at Fulham in a 1-1 draw. And now they host a sloppy Manchester United on Monday in their 36th game of this season’s Premier League.

The Palace manager, Oliver Glasner, has already stated that his men are pumped and energetic at the moment due to the positive environment in the dressing room following two big wins. He also said that his team would aim to continue their winning run in the English top flight. The Eagles currently hold the 14th position in the league table without any chance of relegation. They have registered 10 wins and 12 losses this season while drawing the remaining matches.

Crystal Palace vs Man United Team News

Crystal Palace vs Man United
United players celebrate Garnacho’s goal (Credit: Getty)

Manchester United

The Red Devils have faced a double injury blow before their trip to Crystal Palace. Their star forward, Marcus Rashford, is not available for selection on Monday night as he is yet to recover from the injury he sustained in United’s penalty shoot-out win against Coventry at Wembley a fortnight ago. In addition to these woes, skipper Bruno Fernandes is also likely to miss the Palace game due to an unknown injury.

However, Ten Hag has stated that there is a possibility of the Portuguese international returning to the pitch on Monday. Mason Mount is expected to start in place of Fernandes, while Garnacho and Hojlund will feature upfront. Anthony Martial and Jonny Evans have returned to training after being sidelined for weeks.

Man United predicted playing XI: Onana; Maguire, Casemiro, Wan-Bissaka, Dalot, Mctominay, Eriksen, Mason Mount, Garnacho, Mainoo, Hojlund.

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace vs Man United
Crystal Palace players celebrate their victory in EPL (Credit: Getty)

The Eagles have also dealt with a series of injury blows this season. Prominent figures such as Rob Holding and Sam Johnstone are long-term absentees for Glasner’s side. However, the return of Marc Guehi during the business end of the season is a big relief for the hosts of Monday’s clash. Cheick Doucoure is also slated to return to action next month. The Eagles should go with a 3-5-2 formation against United’s shaky defense.

Crystal Palace predicted playing XI: Henderson; Clyne, Andersen, Richards, Munoz, Hughes, Mitchell, Wharton, Olise, Ayew, Mateta

Crystal Palace vs Man United Head-to-Head Stats

The history between these two English sides dates back to the 1980s, but their full-fledged rivalry started in 1997. Since then, they have locked horns in 30 direct matches, with United clinching 20 wins and Palace winning 5 times. A total of 72 goals were scored in these 25 games. The last encounter between these two football clubs ended in Crystal Palace’s favor as they defeated United 1-0 at Old Trafford last year.

Last five H2H Results:

Manchester United 0-1 Crystal Palace (2023, Premier League)

Manchester United 3-0 Crystal Palace (2023, EFL Cup)

Manchester United 2-1 Crystal Palace (2023, Premier League)

Crystal Palace 1-1 Manchester United (2023, Premier League)

Manchester United 3-1 Crystal Palace (2022, Club Friendlies)

Crystal Palace vs Man United Prediction

Crystal Palace vs Man United
United pace-trio during a celebration (Credit: Getty)

In the last five games between these two English teams, only one draw has been produced. The Red Devils have beaten the Eagles three times in these matches, but the current momentum is significantly different, given the recent performances of both teams in the Premier League. United, who have been performing below their standards, are desperate to prove their worth to the fans.

On the flip side, Palace are flying high at the moment after putting in impressive displays in their last three fixtures. It’s fair to say that Crystal Palace have a better chance of edging past an under-confident Manchester United at home. However, in an unpredictable sport like football, anything can happen. It’s fair to anticipate a close game, with the possibility of a draw.

Predicted Score: Crystal Palace 2-1 Manchester United 

Crystal Palace vs Man United Betting Tips & Odds

Betting Tips

  • Crystal Palace to beat Man United
  • Both teams to score – yes
  • Goals under 2.5 – yes


  • Crystal Palace: 2.62
  • Draw: 1.94
  • Manchester United: 2.28 (Subject to change)

Crystal Palace vs Man United Telecast Details & Schedule

  • Venue: Selhurst Park
  • Date & Time: Monday, 6th May, 7:00 PM (GMT)
  • India: Star Sports, Disney+ Hotstar
  • UK: BBC, TNT Sports
  • USA: NBC Sports

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