Crystal Palace v Man Utd Betting Tips & Predictions

Despite a midweek defeat to Real Sociedad at Old Trafford, Manchester United are 6/5 favourites for their Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.

Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace side have won just once in their first six matches and were fortunate to draw with Newcastle last time out.

Their performances have arguably been better than the results thus far, however, with the south London club recording a draw at Anfield and taking the lead away to Manchester City.

Erik ten Hag made major changes to his Manchester United line-up in midweek and will revert to his favoured Premier League XI for this match.

Both Teams To Score: Yes

4/6 (William Hill)

Both teams have scored in four of Palace’s six matches to date. It’s just three in six for United, while there has been a grand total of two goals in the last three competitive meetings. 

Still, the attacking talent on show makes goals likely on Sunday. United’s defence has been a bit misleading in recent weeks, riding more than its fair share of luck. Palace, led by the scorching form of Wilfried Zaha, are going to pose problems. 

Equally, only three teams have allowed more expected goals against than the Eagles so far this season. 

Total Corners: Under 9.5

23/20 (Unibet)

Crystal Palace’s matches average the fewest corners so far in 2022-23 at 6.2. Manchester United’s matches are also in the bottom half in corner quantity at an average of 7.3. 

United have won just 3.3 corners per game. Palace are at 2.8. This is still a pretty small sample, of course, but there is nothing in the numbers to suggest the corner line should be as high at 9.5. This is an obvious under to bet at 23/20. 

Total Cards: Over 3.5

10/11 (Paddy Power)

Sunday’s match has been given to Stuart Attwell, who conveniently averaged exactly 3.50 yellows per game in 2021-22, and showed just one red. Attwell tended to let the play flow last term, but he might not have the same luxury here.

United and Palace rank in the top three in fouls per match this season, with the Red Devils having received the most cards of any team. 

There were 10 cards shown across the two matches between these sides in 2021-22. There’s great value on this over. 

All odds are subject to change

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