Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Preview

March 5, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Monday evening’s Premier League action comes from Selhurst Park where Crystal Palace take on Manchester United.

The hosts are currently on a five game winless run and have taken just two points in that time, while the weekend’s results saw them slip back into the bottom three.

However, a return to winning ways here would see them rise to thirteenth place and to within four points of rivals Brighton and Hove Albion in tenth.

Defensive duo Martin Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp could return after recovering from respective hamstring and ankle problems though the game comes to soon for former United man Wilfried Zaha.

Christian Benteke is 10.0 (9/1) to get the first goal of the game with several bookmakers, with Luka Milivojevic a 19.0 (18/1) shot with Unibet.

The home win is as highly priced as the 7.5 (13/2) on offer from a number of firms with the home win 1.55 (11/20) with Betfred. The draw is 4.4 (17/5) with Unibet.

Jose Mourinho’s men go in to the game on the back of an impressive victory over champions Chelsea and another win here will see them reclaim second spot after Liverpool leapfrogged them on Saturday.

Three points for the Red Devils would also see the gap at the top close to sixteen points while anything less could see leaders Manchester City clinch the title even before the Manchester derby on April 7th.

Ander Herrera has a muscle injury and will miss out along with Daley Blind, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo.

Romelu Lukaku is favourite to open the scoring at 4.33 (10/3) with a variety of firms ahead of 5.0 (4/1) chance Alexis Sanchez.

The reverse fixture at Old Trafford back in September ended in a 4-0 victory for the hosts – their eight win over the Eagles in nine league meetings.

Six of those victories have come without them conceding so you may be tempted to back the away win to nil here at 2.38 (11/8) with Sky Bet while the same firm offer a price of 1.62 (8/13) for the visitors to score at least two goals in the game.

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