Crystal Palace v Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 25, 2019
Selhurst Park - Premier League
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United head to Selhurst Park for a midweek clash, as they look to force their way back into the Premier League top four.
United drew 0-0 with Roy Hodgson's side at Old Trafford back in November, however prior to that they had won the previous six meetings with The Eagles - including the 2016 FA Cup final.
Palace have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Red Devils visit to South London, with Pape Souare, Julian Speroni, Connor Wickham, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Martin Kelly and Mamadou Sakho all still sidelined.
United are set to be without Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera, who were all withdrawn during 0-0 draw against Liverpool on Sunday.
Marcus Rashford played through a injury in that game, as United had used all three of their substitutions, but he will miss this game - but Anthony Martial could return. However Nemanja Matic, Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo remain out.
Crystal Palace v Manchester United Predictions and Preview
Palace have been a tough nut to crack for many sides at home this season, with just one defeat in their last five games at Selhurst Park, in league and cup action. Hodgson's side are unbeaten in their last six games, and they pulled off an very impressive 4-1 win away at Leicester in their last outing.
Solskjaer has real problems in terms of player injuries, but they picked up a battling point against their bitter rivals Liverpool at the weekend. However they remain unbeaten in domestic action since the Norwegian returned to the club in December 2018, and he will want to keep that run going.
A fully fit United should have enough to see off Palace, even at Selhurst Park, but they will have to field a patched up side on Wednesday night and that will give the home side a boost - with a draw priced at 5/2. Palace have defended well at home in 2019, with just three goals conceded in their five home games since the turn of the year, and an under 2.5 total goals scored bet is available at a tempting price of 10/11.
A 1-1 draw at 11/2
United will be frustrated to come away with a draw from this tie, particularly if it means ceding ground to Arsenal in the race for the top four. However, given their injury situation, Solskjaer will be aware that a win might be beyond his side under the circumstances on Wednesday.
Wilfried Zaha to score anytime at 2/1
Former United man Zaha is in red hot form as he prepares to face his former side for the club he returned to from Old Trafford. The Ivory Coast international has scored four goals in his last three Premier League appearances, including two last weekend at Leicester.