Manchester United FC vs Crystal Palace FC EPL Betting Prediction

EPL Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Prediction 5/6/2024

Manchester United (16-12-6) travel to face off against Crystal Palace (10-15-10) on Monday, May 6th. This match will be played at Selhurst Park in London. Both Manchester United and Crystal Palace ended their previous matches with a draw. The match is scheduled for 3:00 PM ET.

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace

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Manchester United Is Coming Off A Draw

Manchester United will be looking to get back on the winning track after drawing with Burnley FC by a score of 1-1. Despite playing at home, the Red Devils were unable to come away with the win. The draw payout for Burnley FC was +375, and the two combined goals fell short of the pre-match over/under line of 3.5 goals.

On the offensive end, Manchester United took an incredibly high 27 shots, with 10 being on target. Antony was the only player to score for the club, with his eight total shots and six shots on target also both team highs. Overall, the club had six corner kicks.

André Onana had a solid game for the Red Devils, allowing just one goal while making a total of six saves. The only player to score for Burnley FC was Chris Wood, who took three shots on target. As a defensive unit, Manchester United blocked nine shots and intercepted nine passes.

As Manchester United heads into their match against Crystal Palace, they are looking to get back on track after going 1-0-3 in their last four matches. Overall, they are 16-12-6, putting them in 6th place in the EPL. On the road, they are 7-7-3, while at home they are 9-5-3. In matches as the favorite, they are 13-6-3, while as the underdog they are 3-6-3. Following this match, they will take on Arsenal FC at home on Sunday, May 12th.

Crystal Palace Is Coming Off A Draw

Crystal Palace will be looking to get back on the winning track after playing to a draw vs. Fulham. This draw came on the road, and they were actually the heavy underdog at +263. The two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Crystal Palace’s attack took a total of 14 shots in this match, with four being on target. They needed just one shot on target to score their only time, with Jeffrey Schlupp scoring on his only overall shot attempt.

As for the rest of the club, Crystal Palace also had nine corner kicks and Adam Wharton picked up an assist. Dean Henderson finished with one save on Fulham’s two total shots on goal.

Crystal Palace enters this match vs. Manchester United sitting 14th in the EPL, just three points behind Fulham. They have gone 3-0-1 in their last four matches, including a win over 3rd-ranked Liverpool. Overall, they are 10-15-10, including a 6-7-4 mark at home. After this match, they will head on the road to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on May 11th.

Manchester United Offense Breakdown

Manchester United’s offense has been solid this season, ranking 9th in the EPL with 1.5 goals per match. Bruno Fernandes has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net 10 times, which is 25th in the league. He also leads the club in shots on goal, ranking 7th in the EPL. Overall, United is 8th in the league in shots on goal and 7th in corners. They have had fewer corners than their opponents in 55.9% of their matches this season.

Crystal Palace Offense Breakdown

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Crystal Palace has been a middle-of-the-pack offensive team this season, ranking 16th in the EPL in goals scored at 1.3 per match. Jean-Philippe Mateta is their top scorer, ranking 13th in the league with 11 goals. Eberechi Eze is 20th in the EPL in shots on goal and has scored eight times, while Jordan Ayew has four goals and is 18th in the league in assists.

Manchester United Defense Breakdown

Manchester United’s defense has been up and down over their last five matches, but they have been able to hold their own against some of the league’s top offenses. They are coming off a match against Burnley FC where they allowed just one goal, and they also held Sheffield United FC to just two goals. However, they did give up four goals to Chelsea FC on April 4th. On the season, they are 6th in the EPL in goals allowed per match at 1.5. André Onana is 2nd in the league in saves with 131, and he has eight clean sheets.

Crystal Palace Defense Breakdown

Crystal Palace’s defense has been solid as of late, allowing just one goal in three of their last four matches. However, they did give up four goals to Manchester City on April 6th. Overall, they are 11th in the EPL in goals allowed at 1.6 per match. Keeper Sam Johnstone is 9th in the EPL with six clean sheets. They are 14th in the league in blocked shots and fouls per match. They will be facing a Manchester United offense that is 9th in the EPL in goals scored.

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Prediction

Our projections have this EPL matchup between Manchester United and Crystal Palace ending in a 2-2 draw, with a payout of +288. This season, both clubs are right around the league average in terms of shooting percentage and have been solid on the defensive end. Our projections are giving Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford the best chance to score a goal, while Jean-Philippe Mateta is the top projected goal scorer for Crystal Palace.

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