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Crystal Palace vs Manchester United - Match Preview

Date published: 3/2/2021 5:35:41 PM

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United - Match Preview

Jeffrey Schlupp and Connor Wickham back to boost Crystal Palace

Jeffrey Schlupp and Connor Wickham will be back to boost Crystal Palace when they host Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday.

The duo are fit again after hamstring and thigh injuries respectively but manager Roy Hodgson will be without full-backs Nathaniel Clyne and Tyrick Mitchell due to knocks.

Nathan Ferguson (knee) and Wilfried Zaha (hamstring) are closing in on returns, while James Tomkins (eye), Mamadou Sakho (thigh) and James McArthur (muscle) are not expected to be back until April at the earliest.

Edinson Cavani could return for Manchester United at Selhurst Park.

The 34-year-old striker has missed four matches with a muscle complaint but boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects him to travel to south London.

Paul Pogba remains out with a thigh injury, with fellow midfielders Juan Mata and Hannibal Mejbri also sidelined. Defender Phil Jones remains absent with a long-standing knee issue.

Crystal Palace provisional squad: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Kouyate, Van Aanholt, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Ayew, Eze, Townsend, Benteke, Butland, Dann, Kelly, McCarthy, Schlupp, Batshuayi, Mateta, Wickham, Hennessey, Hannam.

Manchester United provisional squad: De Gea, Henderson, Grant, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Bailly, Lindelof, Maguire, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Telles, Matic, Van De Beek, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes, Diallo, James, Shoretire, Greenwood, Martial, Rashford, Cavani.

 

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Manchester United vs Crystal Palace

There is a 21.2% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Manchester United, at 67.9%, are heavy favorites to beat Crystal Palace who have just a 10.9% chance to win at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Manchester United 2.0 to Crystal Palace 0.7.
In simulation wins, Crystal Palace upsets Manchester United by averaging 7.1 shots and 3.7 shots on goal.
They average 1.9 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.

 

     

     

     

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