Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: 18 January 2023, Wednesday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
Manchester United will be looking to maintain their positive momentum when they face off against Crystal Palace in London.
The Red Devils are on a positive run under the leadership of Erik ten Hag, and they will be looking to maintain that momentum when they face off against the hosts of Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Manchester United came from behind to beat Manchester City in a thrilling Derby, while Crystal Palace lost to Chelsea.
Since facing their London rivals in the last four matches of the Premier League, Crystal Palace has lost all three of them. They have also conceded eight goals.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Head to head :
- These two teams met each other in a preseason friendly in July last year when Manchester United celebrated a 3-1 victory.
- The Red Devils won 13, drew 6, and lost just 4 of the last 23 head to head clashes with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
- Just one of the previous four head to head games between these rivals provided goals at both ends.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Prediction :
The recent performance of Manchester United has given them a favorable path to face Crystal Palace. The struggling Premier League team has lost its last three games. Despite this, the Red Devils should still expect a tough battle.
Both teams will likely go all out in a heated battle. However, Manchester United is favored to win. The Hard Tackle believes that Erik ten Hag’s men will be able to secure a two-goal victory over Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Team News :
An injury to the starting center-back of Crystal Palace during their match against Chelsea added to the team’s woes. It was not a good sign for the hosts as Andersen went off with a calf injury during the first half.
Anderson joined Nathan Ferguson and James McArthur on the long-term absentee list. Despite the situation, Patrick Vieira is not worried about his team’s chances when they face former club Manchester United on Wednesday.
Wilfried Zaha has already made a name for himself in the Premier League by scoring three goals against Manchester United. He could also set a new record for the most goals by a player who previously represented the club. James Tomkins is expected to replace Andersen in the starting lineup.
Manchester United suffered an injury setback during their match against Manchester City. Anthony Martial had to be substituted at half time due to an unspecified problem, while Marcus Rashford also took a knock to his hip.
Also, Jadon Sancho, Axel Tuanzebe, and Van de Beek are not expected to be able to play against Manchester United. With Diogo Dalot not expected to be back from injury until next week, Aaron Wan-Benshika should be in the starting lineup.
If Martial fails to recover from his latest injury, Antony will most likely be recalled to the starting lineup. On the other hand, Lisandro Martinez is still waiting for his first start following his recovery from the World Cup.
Wout Weghorst could make his debut for the club if Martial fails to recover from his injury. The Dutchman is likely to be on the bench.
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Clyne, Tomkins, Guehi, Mitchell; Schlupp, Doucoure, Eze; Olise, Mateta, Zaha
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Fred, Casemiro; Antony, Eriksen, Fernandes; Rashford