Crystal Palace - Manchester United Prediction and Analysis
Manchester United will be chasing their 10th straight win in all competitions on Wednesday night.
When he will visit London at the Selhurst Park Stadium against the local Crystal Palace.
Not since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2009 has Man Yun won 10 consecutive official matches.
But their current manager Erik Ten Haag watched from the stands with a grim expression as it was the Eagles who beat the Red Devils 1-0 here in the final round last season.
Crystal Palace have lost only 2 times in their last 6 official matches against Manchester United.
But today the reality is completely different.
I don't see how Vieira's men will be able to stand up to a powerful Red Devils team.
Especially with the erratic performances the hosts have been showing lately.
Man Yun already looks like a well-oiled machine. And in their last 4 wins there were over 2.5 goals.
That's why I bet on this soccer prediction in this match as well.
Moreover, the last time these two teams met (last summer in control) there were 4 goals - 3-1 to United.
Crystal Palace - statistics and info
With the 0-1 defeat by Chelsea last weekend, Crystal Palace entered an unpleasant series of 3 consecutive losses .
I wouldn't say the Eagles played poorly at Stamford Bridge.
Especially after Blues goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga made a couple of saves.
But still, German international Kai Havertz made the difference between the two teams, scoring the only goal of the game.
The other bad news is that Palace's key defender Joachim Andersen was injured in the match against Chelsea .
Manager Patrick Vieira admitted his team's performance had disappointed him.
But he also had a few gripes with Stamford Bridge referee Peter Bankes.
Irritation at refereeing must now be put on the back burner.
As the Crystal Palace boss aims for a second win with the capital city from their last 6 Premier League games.
Four of the Eagles' previous 5 matches in the Premier League ended in defeat.
They failed to find the wicket in all these losses. And they only beat Bournemouth in that time.
But since September 2017, the hosts have not lost 3 consecutive games at their Selhurst Park without scoring once.
Manchester United - stats and info
Another strange interpretation of the offside rule came to the fore in the Manchester derby on Saturday.
When Jack Grealish headed Man City ahead before Bruno Fernandes equalized with a controversial goal.
After Marcus Rashford was adjudged not to have interfered with play at the time of the tackle.
The England international then made the most of the confusion in the Champions camp.
And just 4 minutes later, Rashford scored a perfect goal (for the 7th game in a row) to turn the tide at Old Trafford.
And to seal a ninth consecutive win in all competitions for Manchester United in official matches.
And their fans can now afford to dream even about the title in the Premier League.
After de facto the Red Devils closed the gap on the reigning champions.
The men of The Hague are in 4th place in the standings behind Newcastle, to whom they concede only on goal difference.
But Man City are just a point ahead of their city rivals.
And the nine-point gap to leaders Arsenal is by no means insurmountable.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Guaita; Klein, Tomkins, Guehy, Mitchell; Schlup, Ducourt, Eze; Olise, Mateta, Zaha
Injured: Anderson, McArthur, Ferguson
Lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Fred, Casemiro; Antony, Eriksen, Fernandes; Rashford
Injured: de Beek, Tuanzebe, Sancho, Dalot, Martial (questionable)