Manchester United are all set to host Crystal Palace in a highly anticipated Premier League match at their home ground, Old Trafford on Saturday.
After their recent success with a 1-0 victory over Burnley in the Premier League, Manchester United will be eager to maintain their winning streak. Lately, they have been conceding goals very often as their defence has been breached in five out of their last six games, resulting in 14 goals in all competitions.
On the other hand, Crystal Palace's recent performance saw them draw 0-0 against Fulham in the Premier League. However, their defensive record has been a bit shaky, with opponents managing to score in five of their last six games, totaling 10 goals. Crystal Palace needs to address these defensive issues to improve their game. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic EPL odds with them.
Marcus Rashford is the leading contender to score, showcasing an impressive 25% shot accuracy and a combined tally of 3 goals and assists.
The betting tip is...
Marcus Rashford to score a goal
Erik ten Hag, who's in charge of Manchester United, will have to navigate the upcoming match without several key players due to injuries. Kobbie Mainoo, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Tyrell Malacia, Amad Diallo, Mason Mount, and Luke Shaw are all unavailable for various reasons.
Casemiro has played a crucial role for Manchester United, making a significant impact on the team's offense. He has an impressive 20.8% shots-on-target rate and has contributed three goals in total.
Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford has not been at his best this season but he has still managed to find the back of net twice this season and can be a crucial player against Palace.
Raphael Varane is expected to start for United in place of Evans.
Predicted Lineup: Casemiro, Fernandes, McTominay, Rashford, Hojlund, Onana , Lindelöf, Reguilon, Dalot, Martínez, Eriksen.
Former coach Patrick Vieira had brought a new era of prominence to Crystal Palace, and they've become a team that can potentially spring surprises. The only fitness concern for their current manager, Roy Hodgson, is the absence of Michael Olise, who is sidelined with a hamstring injury.
In the Crystal Palace lineup, E Eze and O Edouard stand out as key players, both boasting an impressive 28.6% shot-on-target rate. They play a crucial role in making the team's attack more potent and prominent.
Jean-Philippe Mateta is expected to start for Crystal Palace.
Predicted Lineup: Ayew, Zaha , Edouard, Guaita, Ward, Guéhi, Mitchell, Richards, Schlupp, Eze, Doucoure.
Crystal Palace are gearing up for a challenging showdown against the formidable Manchester United, and it's poised to be a real test of their abilities. Their performance this season has left much to be desired, with an average possession rate of just 46.17%. This raises valid concerns about their readiness to compete at the highest level of football.
In contrast, Manchester United enters this encounter with a golden opportunity to showcase their supremacy. They possess a dynamic and adaptable attacking lineup, which gives them the means to dismantle Crystal Palace's defense with ease. United has emerged victorious in four of their last five matches against Crystal Palace, underscoring their recent dominance in this fixture.