Manchester United will be back in action at Old Trafford for the third time in seven days. The Red Devils will be hoping to get back on track in the Premier League after suffering a fifth defeat in their previous match. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace will be hoping to record a first win in four league fixtures.
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Manchester United has progressed through the domestic cup competitions with ease throughout the season, but a Champions League finish remains a primary target for Erik ten Hag. United made a late move on deadline day, as they brought in Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich to cover the loss of Christian Eriksen, who will be out of action until the end of April at the earliest.
United have gone two league games without a win, with their most recent outing ending in a 3-2 defeat against Arsenal. However, the Red Devils remain in a prominent position for a Champions League finish this term, as they are three clear of fifth-placed Tottenham. A victory on Saturday could also see them rise up to third in the standings, just three points behind Manchester City.
It could yet turn out to be a nervy end to the season for Crystal Palace, as they sit just seven clear of the relegation places. Their recent form hasn’t done much to ease any worries, as they have won just once in their previous six league fixtures. However, they do come into this fixture after creditable draws in their previous two.
In their most recent league game, Palace battled well to take a point from Newcastle United. However, they will need to show much more in the attacking third at the Theatre of Dreams this weekend.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Head to Head
Manchester United’s recent record against Palace is fairly poor, as they have landed just a single victory in the previous five. Meanwhile, the Red Devils are winless in their last two against the Eagles. Palace has taken seven points from their previous four visits to Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Palace has a fine recent record against United, and they could be confident of maintaining that run this weekend. However, United did edge to a 1-0 win in the previous meeting between the sides at Old Trafford, and we could see a similar result this weekend.
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