Manchester United - Crystal Palace Prediction and Analysis
Manchester United have won 12 consecutive home games in all competitions.
And he could continue that streak on Saturday when he hosts Crystal Palace in a Premier League game.
It's true that the Eagles haven't been very easy to overcome on the road this season (2-3-4).
But they also don't score many away goals in the Premier League - 7 goals in 10 games.
The Red Devils are trying to defend their position in the Top 4 of the standings .
And with a looming run of 3 seemingly easy games (against Palace and Leeds twice), they could add 9 points to their tally.
Also of note is the fact that Erik ten Hag's men have registered Over 2.5 goals in 6 of their previous 7 wins in all competitions.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if we see at least 3 goals here as well.
Especially in view of the firepower that Manchester United have in forward positions.
Prediction: 1 and over 2.5 goals.
Manchester United - articles and info
Manchester United ended a run of 5 straight wins in the Premier League when they beat neighbors City here last month.
Before experiencing some hesitation away from home.
They conceded a goal in stoppage time in a 1-1 draw away to Crystal Palace.
And they were rocked again with a late goal in a 2-3 defeat by Arsenal at the Emirates.
Since then, however, the Red Devils have enjoyed success on two fronts.
Reading were first beaten 3-1 in the FA Cup between 3-0 and 2-0 wins over Nottingham which sent them into the League Cup final.
Newcastle will await them at Wembley in their first home final since 2018, when they lost the FA Cup.
As Manchester United are one win away from ending a six-year trophy drought.
Eric ten Haag said:
"It's good to get to the final, but it's not about getting to the final, it's about winning - it's going to be tough, a great opponent.
But at the moment I'm not looking ahead, we're focusing on other things, it's a big week in the Premier League.
We've got Crystal Palace and then 2 games against Leeds and those will be great, derby games that we're looking forward to."
Crystal Palace - statistics and info
Michael Olisse fired in a stunning stoppage time free kick to earn Crystal Palace a point against Manchester United in London 3 weeks ago.
And then the Eagles ended in a 0-0 draw with Newcastle at home.
Patrick Vieira was impressed by the resilience of his players , who had previously only lost 1-0 to Chelsea.
The manager said:
"We always want more, but at the same time we have to be realistic about the teams we've played.
We played Chelsea, United and Newcastle. These three teams are at a different level.
It was important for us to always try to compete as well as possible against these teams.
I think we did well and got the points, which I strongly believe we deserve."
Crystal Palace have since added to their midfield resources with Nawiru Ahamada from Stuttgart.
As with Albert Sambi Lokonga, on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season.
The Eagles will no doubt be looking to upset Man United.
And they've actually been doing well at Old Trafford in recent years (2-1-1).
Last season's 1-0 defeat was their first loss here in a league game since 2018.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Anthony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst
Injured: Eriksen, van de Beek, McTominay, Dalot (questionable)
Lineup: Guaita; Klein, Richards, Guehi, Mitchell; Eze, Ducourt, Schlup; Olys, Edward, Ayu
Injured: Zaha, McArthur, Ferguson