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19-Sep-2020, 02:09 pm

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions


Anthony Martial, Manchester United

Manchester United begin their Premier League campaign on Saturday afternoon by welcoming Crystal Palace to Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men have a delayed start to the season thanks to their Europa League exploits last month, while their opponents this weekend already have one leaguegame under their belts.

Roy Hodgson's side recorded a 1-0 victory against Southampton last week and will be looking for another success away to United after winning 2-1 there last season.

The home league defeat by Palace last season was one of only two losses that the Red Devilssuffered in their own stadium.

However, United are clear favourites to get off to a winning start with bet365 offering them at just 3/10 (1.30) , while Palace can be backed at 8/1 (9.00) and the draw at 9/2 (5.50) .

Paul Pogba may not be fully fit for Saturday's clash, whilst Brandon Williams and Luke Shaw are also likely to be missingalong with long-term absentees Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe.

The Eagles have a lengthy injury list including Christian Benteke, Connor Wickham, Mamadou Sakho, Gary Cahill, Patrick Van Aanholt and Nathan Ferguson.

Palace ended last season as one of the most out-of-form teams in the divisionwith seven losses in their last eight matches, failing to score in six of those encounters.

As well, the Eagles' total of 31 goals scored all campaign was the second lowest in the division after bottom club Norwich and it was only their relative defensive solidity which ultimately saved them from the threat of relegation.

However, Hodgson is missing a number of key defenders and his side could struggle at Old Trafford and despite anopening day win, there is little to make us think that backing Palace makes any sense.

Opposing the visitors to score could be the best angle and United will be confident of keeping a clean sheet against one of the Premier League's least prolific sides.

Both teams to score 'no' is priced at 4/5 (1.80) , while United can be backed at 10/11 (1.91) to keep a clean which looks appealing.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.


Source : goal.com

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