Lineups

Manchester United

( 4-2-3-1 )

  • 1. David de Gea

  • 23. L. Shaw

  • 24. T. Fosu-Mensah Yellow Card

    83'
  • 5. H. Maguire Yellow Card

  • 2. V. Lindelöf

  • 6. P. Pogba

    67'
  • 21. D. James

    46'
  • 18. Bruno Fernandes

  • 39. S. McTominay

  • 9. A. Martial

  • 10. M. Rashford

Substitutes

  • 26. D. Henderson

  • 3. E. Bailly

  • 29. A. Wan-Bissaka

  • 34. D. van de Beek Goal

    67'
  • 17. Fred

  • 11. M. Greenwood

    46'
  • 25. O. Ighalo

    83'

England - Premier League

55' J. Ward 55' Yellow Card 55'  J. Ward 58' T. Fosu-Mensah 58' Yellow Card 58'  T. Fosu-Mensah 64' H. Maguire 64' Yellow Card 64'  H. Maguire 7' A. Townsend 7' Goal 7'   Townsend A. Townsend 74' W. Zaha 74' Penalty 74'   Zaha W. Zaha 80' D. van de Beek 80' Goal 80'   van de Beek D. van de Beek 85' W. Zaha 85' Goal 85'   Zaha W. Zaha
Manchester United

Manchester United

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Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

  • 7'
    0 - 1
  • HT
    0 - 1
  • 74'
    0 - 2
  • 80
    1 - 2
  • 85'
    1 - 3
  • Date: 19/09/2020
  • Time: 17:30
  • Venue: Old Trafford
  • Referee: Martin Atkinson
Premier League Betting Tips: Man Utd v Crystal Palace

Date published: 9/18/2020 6:58:26 PM

Premier League Betting Tips: Man Utd v Crystal Palace

Manchester United kick off their Premier League campaign on Saturday, at home to Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace.

Having had an extra week to prepare after making it to the Europa League semi-finals last month, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men aim to hit the ground running here against the Eagles.

 

United had their work cut out to seal a top-four spot last season after making a slow start to the campaign, which included a 1-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace last August, having won four of the last six meetings against them, including a 0-2 away win at Selhurst Park in July. 

 

They eventually did turn their form around, and no Premier League side picked up more points following the arrival of January signing Bruno Fernandes - they’ll be looking to keep that momentum going into the new campaign, and could hand a debut to new recruit Donny van de Beek, with Paul Pogba a doubt after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. 

 

Crystal Palace were in poor form post-lockdown - only relegated Norwich picked up fewer points during the summer ‘mini-season’ - but they bucked that form on their return to action last Saturday, with an organised and solid 1-0 victory at home to a much-fancied Southampton outfit. 

 

Roy Hodgson has something of a selection headache here, however, with Gary Cahill, Patrick van Aanholt and James Tomkins sidelined to deplete his options in defence, while Christian Benteke and Connor Wickham are both unavailable, meaning Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi could be in line to feature alongside Jordan Ayew up top.

 

There’s been plenty of fanfare about marquee signing Ebere Eze from QPR, but the dynamic youngster only made a 10-minute cameo last time out. Hodgson may be looking to bed him in slowly and could go with the more conservative and defensively-minded choice of Jeffrey Schlupp once again after it proved a successful formula against Saints.

 

Betfair Sportsbook back Manchester United as very strong favourites here, in spite of their interrupted pre-season and Palace’s strong performance last week. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are priced at 2/7 for the home win, 4/1 to draw and a massive 19/2 to suffer defeat. 

 

There’s little value in a Manchester United win, so we recommend looking for value elsewhere. If their post-lockdown form was anything to go by, we expect a dominant performance from the hosts here - Paddy Power have a Power Price promotion of 16/5 for Marcus Rashford & Anthony Martial to have 2 or more shots on target each, which is worth considering after how lively they looked for the Red Devils.

 

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

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Match Information

  • Premier League
  • Round 2
  • Old Trafford
  • Martin Atkinson
  • 19 Sep, 17:30

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Lineups

Manchester United
(4-2-3-1)
Crystal Palace
(4-4-2)
  • 1. David de Gea

  • 23. L. Shaw

  • 24. T. Fosu-Mensah Yellow Card

    83'
  • 5. H. Maguire Yellow Card

  • 2. V. Lindelöf

  • 6. P. Pogba

    67'
  • 21. D. James

    46'
  • 18. Bruno Fernandes

  • 39. S. McTominay

  • 9. A. Martial

  • 10. M. Rashford

Substitutes

  • 26. D. Henderson

  • 3. E. Bailly

  • 29. A. Wan-Bissaka

  • 34. D. van de Beek Goal

    67'
  • 17. Fred

  • 11. M. Greenwood

    46'
  • 25. O. Ighalo

    83'
  • 31. Guaita

  • 2. J. Ward Yellow Card

  • 27. T. Mitchell

  • 15. J. Schlupp

    75'
  • 12. M. Sakho

  • 18. J. McArthur

  • 10. A. Townsend Goal

  • 22. J. McCarthy

    88'
  • 8. C. Kouyaté

  • 11. W. Zaha Penalty Goal

  • 9. J. Ayew

    82'

Substitutes

  • 13. W. Hennessey

  • 34. M. Kelly

  • 45. R. Inniss

  • 25. E. Eze

    75'
  • 4. L. Milivojević

    88'
  • 7. M. Meyer

  • 23. M. Batshuayi

    82'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

There is a 18.6% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Manchester United, at 73.7%, are heavy favorites to beat Crystal Palace who have a 7.7% chance.
In simulation wins, Crystal Palace upsets Manchester United by averaging 6.2 shots and 2.8 shots on goal.
They average 1.6 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.3 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Manchester United 2.1 to Crystal Palace 0.5.

Manchester United v Crystal Palace

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    Manchester United 1 - 3 Crystal Palace - Match Report

    Date published: 9/19/2020 9:19:09 PM

    Wilfried Zaha punishes Manchester United as Crystal Palace pull off shock win

    Wilfried Zaha returned to haunt former club Manchester United in their season opener, with Crystal Palace’s deserved 3-1 victory underlining the need for improvements at Old Trafford.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led the Red Devils to three cup semi-finals and third in the Premier League during a promising first full season in the hotseat, but a lack of transfer activity has since led to growing fan discontent.

    Saturday’s season opener offered precious little relief from that pressure as United fell to a shock loss to Palace at an empty Old Trafford, where their former winger Zaha netted twice amid VAR drama.

    Solskjaer’s side struggled throughout an evening that started with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward saying the club had to be responsible with their resources given the challenges posed by Covid-19.

    But the performance that followed only highlighted the need to improve, with Palace winning at Old Trafford for the second successive season – and few could argue with the result.

    Andros Townsend capitalised on poor defending to give the Eagles an early lead that Zaha added to after a farcical period of video assistant referee intervention.

    De Gea saved Jordan Ayew’s spot-kick after referee Martin Atkinson had checked the pitchside monitor and adjudged Victor Lindelof to have handled, only for Palace to be granted another attempt for the United goalkeeper marginally straying off his line.

    Zaha slammed home the retaken spot-kick and, having seen United debutant Donny van de Beek pull one back, fired home another as his first match in the captain’s armband ended with a dream win at the place he used to call home.

    Few expected Roy Hodgson’s men to make it back-to-back Premier League wins on Saturday, even though this was their third competitive match of a season that United were only just starting.

    But that extra sharpness was evident from the outset, with De Gea breathing a sigh of relief after passing straight to an opposition player in a match that was only seven minutes old when the Eagles scored.

    Tyrick Mitchell’s clipped pass down the left found Jeffrey Schlupp and Lindelof failed to deal with the threat, allowing the Palace man to fire in a low cross from the left that Townsend beat Luke Shaw to at the far post.

    It was a smart finish but an avoidable goal for the hosts. Paul Pogba dropped a shoulder and unleashed a right-footed drive from the edge of the box that Vicente Guaita stopped as United looked to hit back, with Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes then trying their luck.

    United were struggling to carve open the visitors and were denied a spot-kick as VAR Jon Moss decided after much deliberation that Pogba had not been fouled.

    Frustration at that decision and this performance would have been compounded in stoppage time was it not for De Gea’s fine reactions when Ayew unleashed a close-range shot.

    Zaha also tried his luck before half-time, which Palace returned from strongly as Ayew and Townsend threatened.

    Mason Greenwood, who replaced the ineffective Daniel James at the interval, headed narrowly wide at the far post in the 60th minute, but Palace were proving a threat and Zaha found the net, only for the offside flag to be raised.

    Van de Beek replaced Pogba in a bid to prise open Hodgson’s well-drilled side, but it would be a memorable debut for all the wrong reasons for the Holland midfielder.

    There was disbelief around the handful of those at Old Trafford when Atkinson trotted over to the monitor to check a handball against Lindelof when blocking an unorthodox Ayew shot.

    The referee pointed to the spot and there were cheers as De Gea got down well to his right to thwart Ayew’s spot-kick.

    But relief quickly turned to incredulity as Atkinson ordered a retake having been informed that De Gea had marginally come off his line. Zaha made no mistake with that penalty.

    The United goalkeeper clapped sarcastically that decision and Van de Beek looked to have given his new club a chance when capitalising on poor Palace defending to fire home.

    But the hosts’ backline was not much better and Zaha was able to turn Lindelof and hit a low shot past De Gea five minutes from time.

    Lineups

    Crystal Palace

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 31. Guaita

    • 2. J. Ward Yellow Card

    • 27. T. Mitchell

    • 15. J. Schlupp

      75'
    • 12. M. Sakho

    • 18. J. McArthur

    • 10. A. Townsend Goal

    • 22. J. McCarthy

      88'
    • 8. C. Kouyaté

    • 11. W. Zaha Penalty Goal

    • 9. J. Ayew

      82'

    Substitutes

    • 13. W. Hennessey

    • 34. M. Kelly

    • 45. R. Inniss

    • 25. E. Eze

      75'
    • 4. L. Milivojević

      88'
    • 7. M. Meyer

    • 23. M. Batshuayi

      82'