Manchester United travels to Selhurst Park full of confidence after a superb win against city rivals and English Premier League reigning champs Manchester City. You can live-bet on the Premier League action by using our sportsbook.
Crystal Palace: Struggling to Score
Crystal Palace definitely had a bad start to the season and their chances are as slim as ever. However, the team definitely improved in the final weeks before the World Cup and got three wins in the last five Premier League games.
The Eagles are currently 12th in the Premier League table. Palace was last in league action last weekend, suffering a short 1-0 defeat on the road to Chelsea, but they were also beaten by Southampton last week in the FA Cup and the capital outfit has yet to win in 2023.
The Eagles only have the league to worry about for the rest of the season, and they have two tough matches to end the month, taking on Man United and Newcastle United. Palace allowed two or more goals in five of their past eight fixtures so we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
The Eagles will again be missing James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson through injury, but they are otherwise in good shape heading into this clash. They are now closer to the relegation zone than the European places, and their recent misery appears set to continue throughout one of the most difficult post-World Cup periods on paper for any Premier League club. So far this season, they are winless against current top-half clubs and we don’t expect this to stop here.
Man United: On Fire
United has won nine consecutive matches across all competitions, their longest run since 2016-17 under the one and only Jose Mourinho. You have to go back to the days of Sir Alex Ferguson for 10 in a row and this is the perfect chance to equal that record. Those nine games have included opponents from the Championship and League One, but winning is a habit and can translate to the Premier League.
Backing up teammates in attack, tracking runners in defense and passing forwards when possible, Erik ten Hag’s tactics against the Citizens were top-notch. The 2-1 victory in the Manchester derby was controversial but it was well deserved.
The Red Devils have scored in each of their last nine league matches, which is the best current run of any team during this campaign. They last failed to score in their goalless draw at home to Newcastle United on Oct. 16 and have since scored 16 times while conceding just six in their nine league games.
If you’re betting online, you should start riding United’s wave because they look solid all over the pitch and they will be eager to maintain the pressure on the top spots and stay in the title race. They will be without Donny van de Beek, Jadon Sancho and Axel Tuanzebe while Diogo Dalot is doubtful.
Crystal Palace vs Man United Head-to-Head
An 11th consecutive Premier League defeat to Chelsea and their fourth loss without finding the back of the net in their last five league games left mid-table Crystal Palace closer to the relegation zone than the European spots. Palace allowed 15 goals in nine home games while United scored 12 goals in nine road games. Palace managed to beat United in their previous mutual encounter at this venue. Just four teams have scored fewer goals than Crystal Palace this season.
Crystal Palace vs Man United Match Information
- Match: Palace (6-4-8) vs. United (12-2-4)
- Location: Selhurst Park, London
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Crystal Palace vs Man United Live Stream: fubo.tv
Crystal Palace vs Man United Betting Lines
Crystal Palace vs Man United Picks & Prediction
The Red Devils enter this clash as favorites being priced at -125 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
Ten Hag is a great tactician and he knows how to play against teams who love to dominate possession like Man City, but also how to dominate teams like Crystal Palace despite playing on the road. Crystal Palace’s struggle to find the back of the net will be the key to this fixture. They will have a defensive approach and try to strike on the break but United’s creativity will definitely expose Palace’s defensive issues.
The price on United to win this clash is too good so we will take it with two units.
The Man United are listed at -125 in our Vegas Premier League lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Man United, you have a chance to win $80 The Palace are +340, offering a chance to win $340 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Man United a 55.56% chance to win, with Palace at 22.73%.