EPL Match Preview: Manchester United vs Crystal Palace

The international break came at a good time for Manchester United after losing the Manchester derby 3-1, which ended a run of three straight away matches in all competitions. This is their first match at Old Trafford in almost a month.

The break also came at a good time for Crystal Palace, who are winless in seven matches (D1, L6). Although, Roy Hodgson now has fresh injury concerns to contend with ahead of their trip to Old Trafford, where they have failed to score in their last five attempts.

United have never lost a Premier League match against Palace home or away and you have to go back to 1991 to find their last league defeat to the Eagles. Neither side are in great form but anything less than three points would be a huge disappointment for Jose Mourinho’s side.

Team News

Manchester United- Luke Shaw serves a one-match ban for Manchester United after picking up his fifth booking of the Premier League season before the international break. Latest weekend games are available on Site

With Ashley Young expected to start at left-back, Antonio Valencia could make his first appearance for United in almost two months. Alternatively, summer signing Diogo Dalot is available again and could make his league debut at right-back.

French duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial were both ruled out of the international break through injury but are expected to recover in time to start here.

Marcus Rashford was forced off in England’s 2-1 win over Croatia on Sunday through injury and will need further assessment ahead of this weekend’s clash.

Romelu Lukaku has spent the international break in Belgium recovering from injury and is a major doubt for the home side.

Victor Lindelof recovered from illness to feature, and score, in Sweden’s 2-0 win over Russia on Tuesday and should be fine to start against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Eric Bailly is a doubt, however.

Crystal Palace- Mamadou Sakho was forced off at half-time in France’s 1-0 win over Uruguay on Tuesday due to a back injury and the Crystal Palace centre-back may miss out this weekend as a result.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka was forced to withdraw from England U21 duty with a shoulder problem sustained before the international break and Roy Hodgson will hope to have the right-back available here.

Former Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha missed the defeat to Tottenham before the international break and will be desperate to recover in time to play at Old Trafford.

Match Facts

Man Utd are undefeated in 35 of their last 38 home matches (Premier League).

Man Utd has kept a clean sheet in their last 5 home matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man Utd’s last 6 games (Premier League).

Man Utd are undefeated in their last 15 matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions.

Man Utd has been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 8 home matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions.

Crystal Palace has lost 5 of their last 6 matches (Premier League).

Man Utd has scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions.

Crystal Palace has conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches (Premier League).

Bet Now NaijaBet

As at the time this post Manchester United has 1.42 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Crystal Palace has 8.88 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 4.84.

Who will win?