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Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Predictions, tips & betting odds

15:08 GMT 03/02/2023
Old Trafford 2022
With the Reds boasting an excellent defensive record at home they should be backed to keep out the misfiring Eagles this weekend

Manchester United welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon with Erik ten Hag's men aiming to continue their strong form at home in the Premier League.

The Reds have picked up seven wins and a draw from their last eight league matches in front of their own fans but will be wary of a Palace side that held them to a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park two weeks ago.

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace latest odds

The Eagles followed up their draw with United with 0-0 result at home to Newcastle and a third consecutive stalemate for Patrick Viera's men is priced at 15/4 (4.75) with bet365.

The hosts are offered at 2/5 (1.40) to record a sixth consecutive home league win while an away success can be backed at 7/1 (8.00).

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace first goal scorer odds

The Old Trafford outfit booked their place in the final of the Carabao Cup in midweek with a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in which Anthony Martial scored the opener.

It remains to be seen whether the Frenchman has forced his way into the starting eleven for this Saturday's game with Marcus Rashford the favourite to score first at 3/1 (4.00) with Bruno Fernandes at 5/1 (6.00).

For the visitors, former United forward Wilfried Zaha is priced at 12/1 (13.00).

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace preview

Since their shock 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton on the opening day of the season ten Hag's side have conceded just three goals at Old Trafford with Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City notching one each on their respective visits.

Palace meanwhile have failed to score in five of their last seven league matches, and while they did score in their recent meeting with United, the goal came from a long-range free kick from Michael Olise, a moment of perhaps unrepeatable genius.

Backing the hosts to keep a clean sheet at home where they have been so strong defensively against goal-shy opposition should certainly appeal.

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace tips and predictions

The hosts are offered at 5/6 (1.83) to keep the visitors at bay, while backing United to win to nil at 11/10 (2.10) could also appeal.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.