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Premier League – Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Betting Preview

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United hope to give Ralf Rangnick a winning start as interim manager in Sunday’s clash with Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United begin life under interim manager Ralf Rangnick with a Premier League match against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The Red Devils enter the fray off the back of a 3-2 midweek win over Arsenal. They’re three games unbeaten in all competitions and could move up to fifth-place in the Premier League table by beating Crystal Palace.

The Eagles, on the other hand, have lost their last two games. Confidence may be low, but Patrick Vieira’s men are no pushovers. They’ve proven to be capable foes, having beaten Manchester City 2-0 away from home in October.

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Stats and facts for Manchester United and Crystal Palace in Premier League.

  • Manchester United conceded in the last 17 of 19 matches;
  • Manchester United conceded the last 12 matches in a row at home;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Manchester United’s last 5 of 7 matches;
  • Manchester United scored in the last 6 of 8 matches.
  • Crystal Palace did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Crystal Palace scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
  • Crystal Palace conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Crystal Palace’s last 4 of 6 matches.

Current form — Manchester United v. Crystal Palace

The Red Devils paddling along

Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Manchester United, who have performed more or less according to expectations. Ralf Rangnick’s side look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches they first beat Villarreal by 2-0, before drawing 1-1 with Chelsea. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Arsenal 3-2.

The Eagles low on confidence

The mood around Crystal Palace is pretty low right now as a win has proven hard to come by in recent weeks. Only a single point prevents Patrick Vieira’s side from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They claimed a point in a 3-3 draw against Burnley before getting trounced against Aston Villa by a 1-2 score. Last time out, more disappointment followed as Leeds ran out 1-0 winners.

How do the bookies see it?

The bookies have Manchester United billed as favorites to win on Sunday. ComeOn! has a Red Devils win priced at 1.57, while LeoVegas offers odds of 6.75 for Crystal Palace to snatch all three points at Old Trafford. A draw pays out at 4.25 with Unibet.

Manchester United v. Crystal Palace — fixture history

Betting on the draw would have earned you a sound profit the last time Manchester United played Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The pair split the points in a 0-0 stalemate, where no one managed to get the upper hand.

Manchester United have the following 6-2-2 meeting statistics with Crystal Palace. The past 10 matches between these teams have largely been entertaining affairs. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals this coming Sunday.

Current table in the Premier League

As the current Premier League standings show us, the difference between the two teams is 5 points. Even though Crystal Palace cannot overtake Manchester United in the league standings right away, they will surely look to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. The Red Devils, who are in seventh-place with 21 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Sunday.

Primary goal getter

Cristiano Ronaldo is enjoying a great goal per game ratio, as he has been on target consistently since his return. Manchester United will probably again rely on the services of their star attacker, who scored his 800th and 801st career goals on Thursday.

As for Crystal Palace, Christian Benteke has looked quite handy recently with 3 goals in the club’s last 6 games.

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