EPL Matchday 3: Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Preview
Manchester United host Crystal Palace in the third week of the 2019-20 Premier League season. The Red Devils are in fine form, while Palace have yet to register a win after two poor performances so far.
It might seem like an obvious result, but anything can happen over 90 minutes. Nitrogen Sports Blog looks into both clubs in this Manchester United vs Crystal Palace game preview 2019.
Where: Old Trafford, Greater Manchester
When: Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM EST
Betting lines: Manchester United (-283) vs. Crystal Palace (+841); Draw (+424)
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace game preview 2019 take on the Red Devils: After demolishing Chelsea in their opening game, it’s clear that United’s heavy spending paid early dividends as they managed to keep a clean sheet against their bitter rivals.
They spent more on their defence this year than many small countries, but it could be a turning point in their faltering fortunes. Their attack is ridiculously pacy, especially following Romelu Lukaku’s move to Inter Milan.
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were especially clinical against the Blues, although they won’t get as many chances to counter against a Palace side who are likely to sit back and soak up pressure.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace game preview 2019 take on the Eagles: Crystal Palace haven’t won against Manchester United since a League Cup game in 2011, and you’d have to go back to 1991 to find their last top flight victory.
The odds are stacked against them given the history, and they’ve only picked up one point from their first two games this season.
They were recently beaten 1-0 away to newly promoted Sheffield United, and it would be hard for a neutral to tell which side was supposed to be an established force in the league.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is also set to feature after signing for Manchester United in the summer, and Palace have failed to replace the exciting young right-back.
In terms of their chances, much depends on Wilfried Zaha, as he was marked out of the game effectively against the Blades. They’ll be hoping for an improved performance from their star man.
You’d expect a win for Manchester United here, while a loss could set off alarm bells for Roy Hodgson’s side. It’s still far too early to worry about relegation, but they need to pick up some points soon.but they’ll need to start picking up points sooner or later.
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