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Man Utd v Crystal Palace betting tips: Rangnick’s rebuild begins

| 05.12.2021

Preview and odds for Sunday’s match

Ralf Rangnick takes charge of his first game in the Manchester United hot-seat and will be hoping for an immediate impact as we look at some Man Utd v Crystal Palace betting tips. 

The 63-year-old German joins from Lokomotiv Moscow as interim manager and is set to take on a consultancy role at the conclusion of the season.

Sunday’s game at Old Trafford kicks off at 2.00pm.  

Man Utd v Crystal Palace match odds 

The Red Devils have gone unbeaten in the three games Michael Carrick was in the dugout and the Old Trafford faithful will be hoping Rangnick’s arrival can see them build on that momentum, with optimism in the air in Manchester.  

Thursday night’s thrilling victory over Arsenal is the perfect platform to build from and the hosts are 8/15 to begin Rangnick’s reign with a victory.  

The Eagles had their wings clipped by a last-gasp VAR decision in midweek and are 24/5 to make it three straight victories at Old Trafford while they have drawn half of their opening 14 Premier League games and another share of the spoils is 3/1.  

Both teams to score has landed the last twice United have won at home and it is 12/5 for that to be the outcome in Man Utd v Crystal Palace betting tips while a high-scoring game with over 3.5 goals is 7/4. 

Man Utd v Crystal Palace head-to-head 

Palace have been something of a bogey team for Man Utd in recent seasons and the Red Devils have only won one of their last four games against the Londoners.  

Former United man Wilfried Zaha grabbed two as Palace ran out 3-1 winners here at Old Trafford last term and it is 10/1 for the Ivory Coast star to score once again in a win for the visitors.  

Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace, Man Utd v Crystal Palace betting tips

You have to go back to 2017 for the hosts’ last home win over the Eagles when they romped to a 4-0 success.  

A repeat of that scoreline would be the perfect way for Rangnick to announce himself to a Premier League audience and that is 22/1 in Man Utd v Crystal Palace betting tips.  

Man Utd v Crystal Palace key battles 

It will be interesting to see if Rangnick employs the high-pressing tactics that served him well while in charge at Schalke and RB Leipzig.   

Known for his ability to nurture young talent, the German has long been an admirer of Jadon Sancho and he will be hoping the England winger thrives under his stewardship.   

Having struggled in the early stages of his Premier League career, there are signs the 21-year-old is beginning to find his feet at Old Trafford and he is 23/10 to record his third goal from his last four appearances if starting on Sunday afternoon.  

Cristiano Ronaldo fired home his 800th and 801st career goals to help United conquer Arsenal on Thursday evening.  

There is speculation about how he will fit into Rangnick’s plans but he will be brimming with confidence following that brace and will be desperate to prove he can still be a force.  

It is 9/2 for the Portugal international to bag another brace in Man Utd v Crystal Palace betting tips while Man Utd to win and Ronaldo to have two or more shots on target is 5/4 as a #YourCall special.  

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Adam Morgan