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Big Match Breakdown: Crystal Palace v Man United

| 05.03.2018

Red Devils have dominated past clashes

Monday night’s clash between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park could have huge implications for both sides.

The hosts are currently sat in 18th place, but victory over the Red Devils would see the Eagles soar to 13th. For United, a win would see them leapfrog Liverpool into second spot.

The Coral News Team have all the info you need ahead of this huge clash, with another Big Match Breakdown…


It’s United who have dominated this fixture – with very few exceptions. They’ve won eight and drawn one of the last nine Premier League meetings, as well as beating the South London club in the 2016 FA Cup Final.

The Eagles’ last triumph in this fixture was an extra-time League Cup win at Old Trafford in 2011. As far as the pair’s league clashes go, Palace haven’t won one of those since May 1991.

Likely XIs

Jose Mourinho set his side up in a 4-3-3 for their last domestic away game – a 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town. There’s a good chance they’ll opt for a similar set-up, though with the in-form Anthony Martial involved from the start this time.

Home boss Roy Hodgson is hampered by injuries to seven of his squad. United loanee Tim Fosu-Mensah is likely to be replaced by Joel Ward at right-back. Luka Milovojevic and Yohan Cabaye could be paired again as a holding-midfield duo.


Key Battles

Former Red Devil Wilfried Zaha will be desperate to prove a point against his former employers. His pace and trickery will be up against the classy Chris Smalling and powerful Victor Lindelof at the heart of United’s defence.

In midfield, Palace will have to battle it out against the dynamic duo of Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba. Those two were both highly impressive in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat of Chelsea.

Match Odds

In the match betting, United are 1/2 for victory. Meanwhile, there’s 16/5 on offer for the Draw. Meanwhile, it’s 13/2 for Palace to Win for the first time in six games.

Romelu Lukaku is in fine form for the visitors. The Belgian has scored seven times in his last 10 outings. He’s also registered in five of his previous seven meetings with the Eagles. It’s 5/4 for Lukaku to Score Anytime.

Mourinho’s men have won four of their past seven away games without conceding. They face the league’s third-lowest scorers here, and United to Win to Nil is 13/10.

This isn’t a fixture which tends to produce too many goals. Only one of the last 12 Head-to-Heads has produced over three goals. And nine of those have produced two or fewer in 90 minutes. Under 2.5 Goals is 5/6, while it’s 3/10 for Under 3.5.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin