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Betting Tips for Today: Goals galore expected as Crystal Palace host Manchester United

12:00 EAT 27/02/2019
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United 2018-19
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is without several first team players for the trip to Selhurst Park and a high-scoring clash looks overpriced with 888Sport

Manchester United's 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Sunday saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer forced into three first half substitutions.

Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard all picked up injuries and the United boss could be without as many as 10 players for trip to Crystal Palace on Wednesday. The Norwegian revealed that several youth team prospects including Angel Gomes and James Garner will be part of the squad.

Despite their lengthy absentee list, 888Sport make the visitors 13/10 (2.30) favourites to win at Selhurst Park. The Eagles romped to a 4-1 win over Leicester City on Saturday night are 11/5 (3.20) to make it back-to-back victories while the draw is 47/20 (3.35).

It’s worth noting that Roy Hodgson’s men have taken just 13 points at home this season, the third worst tally in the Premier League.

The reverse fixture between the pair at Old Trafford ended 0-0 back in September but this game looks likely to feature plenty more goals. Palace have scored in their previous seven top-flight matches although they've only kept two clean sheets in that time.

While United's injuries are weighted towards their attacking resources, the absence of Herrera and Nemanja Matic will be a concern regarding their defensive steel, particularly with Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia still missing.

Both teams to score is understandably short at 8/13 (1.62) with 888Sport. Instead, the 5/6 (1.83) about three or more goals being scored looks the way to go. Having slipped out of the top four places, the visitors can't afford to lose any more ground regardless of their injury worries.

10 of United’s 14 away games in the Premier League this season have seen three or more goals scored and Palace certainly have the attacking talent to make their mark in the final third.

Hodgson’s side look much-improved in attack of late but defensively there are still plenty of question marks over the Eagles. As a result, backing a high-scoring game at Selhurst Park makes plenty of appeal at 5/6 (1.83) with 888Sport.

Over 2.5 goals at 5/6 (1.83) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport