Manchester United split the points in the match-up against Liverpool last week. They extended their solid form but they have been plagued by injuries. They will now travel to London where they will be hosted by Crystal Palace on Wednesday. The hosts have their fair share of injuries as well in this match that looks like a hospital wing.
Date/Time: 2-27-2019, 15:00 EST
Spread: Crystal Palace +0.25
Total: 2.5 Goals
Crystal Palace (8-13-6) are coming off a very clinical road win against Leicester. Their opponents created three times more scoring chances but Crystal Palace won by 1-4. They have been in really good form lately, going undefeated in their last six (4-0-2). That includes a road win in the FA Cup that brought them to the quarter-finals of the competition. Five of those matches featured Under 2.5 Goals and Crystal Palace kept three clean sheets. They are now sitting at the 14th spot of the league table with 30 points, six ahead of the relegation zone. They have not been very good at home so far (3-6-4), scoring just nine goals. But they have lost just two of their last nine home matches in all competitions (5-2-2).
On the other hand, Manchester United (15-5-7) played a really dull match against Liverpool. The two teams appeared unable to create solid chances and eventually settled for a goal-less draw. Prior to that, Manchester United beat Chelsea by 2-0 in the FA Cup and also moved to the quarter-finals. Their only loss in 14 matches since coach Solskjaer took over they have lost just once (11-1-2). The Red Devils are now 5th in the league table with 52 points. They are one point behind Arsenal and the top four spots that lead to the Champions League next season. Manchester United have been excellent in their away matches lately, winning each of their last seven in all competitions. Their league away record stands at 8-4-2 which is the 4th best.
The two teams played for a goal-less draw in Manchester earlier in the season. But Manchester United have been the total bosses of this match-up, going undefeated since 1991. They have won nine of the last ten league matches against Crystal Palace, drawing the other.
Both teams are missing a lot of players, with six for Crystal Palace and up to ten for Manchester United. This is a somewhat congested period, especially for Manchester United. And I believe that they will play it slow here. Crystal Palace play solid defense at home either way, so I will take the Under 2.5 Goals here.
Premier League Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals (-107)
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