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With their pride still stinging from the absolute bodying handed out by Manchester City in the derby a fortnight ago, Jose Mourinho’s United side have the chance to get their season back on track with a home game against Palace. While they’ve been unlucky not to pick up more points recently, Roy Hodgson’s men are on the wrong end of all Manchester United vs Crystal Palace betting tips here for a reason. With confidence, you can make your own luck at this level, and that’s something they seem to lack right now.

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Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Best Odds

24. November 2018 | 15:00
Football » Premier League

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Manchester United (-1)
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If you’re looking for the Manchester United vs Crystal Palace best odds, then it’s generally best to stay away from the win/loss market which has the hosts as comfortable favourites. Instead, it is worth checking out the Handicap odds. United are 21/20 with Toals to win even if they give Palace a one-goal start, and with the hosts’ attack starting to find its feet this is a decent punt. Part of the reason for the Red Devils’ better scoring form is the increased inclusion of Anthony Martial in the side. He’s on a hot streak at the moment, and at 17/5 to score first (888sport), he’s well worth backing. Finally, check out the Correct Score market for a longer-odds shot. With United struggling to keep a clean sheet, a final score of 3-1 to the hosts at 11/1 is a decent shout at Ladbrokes.

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Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips: Form Guide

United’s Solid Run Hits Blue Brick Wall

One of the recurring themes of United’s season has been that any decent performance has tended to be followed by a bad one, and when their win over Everton was followed by falling behind early at Bournemouth, it looked as though that pattern was set to continue. It would have been easy to look beyond that game to upcoming away meetings with Juventus and Manchester City, and see three straight defeats in United’s future. However, they rallied, won 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium, and then pulled off an entirely unexpected win in Turin – two late goals delivering three Champions League points and demonstrating a persistent streak that could serve them well.

However, the tendency to get back in games late on faced its ultimate test in the Manchester derby, and United were found wanting. Having trailed 2-0 early in the second half, they won a penalty when Romelu Lukaku was fouled shortly after coming on as substitute. The penalty was buried by Martial, but the hoped-for revival didn’t materialise as City reasserted their dominance, and finished the game off with a third goal on 86 minutes from Gundogan. Therefore United went into the international break on a sour note.

It’s too early to say the revival is buried, of course. Better teams than United will go to the Etihad and leave empty-handed, and what’s important now is how they respond to that setback. If they can live up to the Manchester United vs Crystal Palace betting tips for today and win convincingly, the rest of the season – starting with a forgiving Champions League assignment at home to Young Boys – then there could still be a better season in store for Mourinho’s side than was foreseen.

Palace Need A Lucky Break

More than two months have now passed since Palace last won a league game, and even then it was a 1-0 squeaker at Huddersfield. In that time, which has covered seven games, two points have been picked up – in a 2-2 draw with Arsenal which was battling and thrilling, and a 0-0 encounter with Newcastle that was neither of those things. In recent weeks, the seemingly hopeless sides at the bottom (Huddersfield, Newcastle, Cardiff) have all shown signs of life, and Palace now find themselves outside the bottom three on goal difference alone. A continuation of their current form will see them facing a long battle against the drop, with no guarantee of winning it.

There is reason to be sympathetic to their issues – Palace have faced a tough fixture list which, along with the game against Arsenal, has seen them visit (and lose to) Spurs in a series of London derbies. They also fell victim to a missed penalty and a couple of late goals at Everton, and now they face United at Old Trafford. If they could pick up any kind of result here, a home game against the equally embattled Burnley could provide a springboard for the kind of resurgence they need to take into December. They shouldn’t delude themselves, though: it’s going to be tough here, and even the easier follow-up game provides no guarantees.

In losing 1-0 to Spurs last time out at Selhurst Park, Palace once again showed battling qualities, and they were unlucky to be sunk by a Juan Foyth goal after the hour mark. That game included a rare start for summer transfer coup Max Meyer, who brings something different to a side that too often relies on Wilf Zaha for inspiration. Most Manchester United vs Crystal Palace match previews will focus on what he can deliver when given the chance to contribute.

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The Last Five Games

Manchester United VS. Crystal Palace

  • Manchester United Form3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Manchester United Goals7 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Crystal Palace Form1 draw and 4 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Crystal Palace Goals3 goals in the last 5 matches
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Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Preview: Recent Meetings

A Palace team under some threat of relegation welcomed Manchester United to Selhurst Park in March, the last time these sides met. By the time three minutes had passed in the second half, it was going wonderfully for the hosts, goals from Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt having opened up a 2-0 lead. United then struck back – Chris Smalling heading in to narrow the margin, before a Lukaku goal on 76 made it 2-2. A draw, which would have satisfied neither side, was averted a minute into time added on, as midfielder Nemanja Matic fired home from distance to secure a 3-2 comeback win for the visitors.

It was, at least, a better showing for Palace than the last time these sides met at this stadium. In September last year, Juan Mata got the hosts going early when he scored on three minutes. A volley and a header from Marouane Fellaini made it 3-0 before, with four minutes left, Lukaku tapped home for his eleventh goal in ten games, sealing in the process Palace’s seventh consecutive defeat at the start of the 2017/18 season.

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Prediction: Convincing Home Win

One thing that we can be sure of here is that Palace will not lose this game through lack of application or effort. A marker of the side under Roy Hodgson has been their determination to fight for everything they can get, and even in those games where they lose convincingly they keep playing for 90 minutes. It could well be the difference between them staying up and being relegated – which is good news, because it seems as though that will be a battle they need to fight this season. Given the attritional qualities that have marked United’s best performances this season, this is a game where no quarter will be asked, nor given.

It’s the greater quality at the hosts’ disposal that seems set to make the difference here. The defeat at the Etihad aside, there are signs that Mourinho has managed to get his team producing something like the football that secured them a second-place finish last season. They’ve already dropped too many points to be in with a realistic shot of the same achievement this season, but they’re doing enough to deserve a Manchester United vs Crystal Palace prediction of a convincing, but not crushing, home win. A two-goal margin seems like a realistic possibility.

Thank you for reading and, as always, please keep coming back for more match previews and betting tips. We’ll keep doing the groundwork to bring you all the information you need to make the best bets. Good luck!

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