Man United vs Crystal Palace Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace | Saturday 8 November, 2014 | Old Trafford | 14.30
Man United need to pick themselves up after losing to Man City in their recent derby clash and try to get their season back on track. The Red Devils host Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday in what should be an entertaining fixture.
Chris Smalling’s red card at the Etihad last weekend added insult to injury in United’s loss to bitter rivals City. The Red Devils have now gone three games without a win and are facing their worst start to a season in nearly thirty years.
Louis Van Gaal commented that he was proud of his players’ performance against the Premier League Champions, saying, “We were so close in spite of playing with ten men. We had more chances than in the first half. We are close but not close enough.”
He continued, “We have 13 points out of 10 matches and Chelsea have a lot more, as do Manchester City so we have a problem. We need to improve and prove that we are not close but better. We will improve, that I promise.”
As pressure mounts for Van Gaal and his men, they’ll be pleased with the opportunity to rediscover spark against Neil Warnock’s struggling Palace side before their far more competitive clash with Arsenal after the international break.
Crystal Palace come into the game on the back of a demoralising 1-3 defeat by Sunderland and currently sit just outside of the relegation zone. The home defeat at Selhurst Park was their third loss in four games and saw captain Mile Jedinak sent off in the 87th minute for kicking out at Jordi Gomez.
The Eagles haven’t won at Old Trafford since 2011 when they edged out United in a 2-1 League Cup quarter-final victory.
Van Gaal’s injury woes have been added to this week with the news that Marcos Rojo could be sidelined for up to six months, making it no less than 35 injuries under the Dutchman. Smalling’s red card will also rule him out, leaving the backline looking somewhat depleted.
Radamel Falcao’s absence looks set to continue so Wayne Rooney will be crucial at the front. Although Robin van Persie might look like another obvious choice, there are whispers that Van Gaal might start 18-year-old striker James Wilson in his place.
Man United vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips
United are firm favourites to beat the Eagles at Old Trafford on Saturday so it’s worth going for the correct score market for the best odds. Betway have the hosts to win 3-1 at 9/1 which will pay out £100 on a £10 bet.
With Falcao benched and RVP rumoured to be replaced, Wayne Rooney and James Wilson both to score looks good at 9/2 at Sky Bet.