Premier League In Focus – Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Preview

When? Monday 5th March, 20:00 (UK)

Where? Selhurst Park

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

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Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Man Utd W5
Premier League meetings: Man Utd W14, D3
All-time meetings: Crystal Palace W7, Man Utd W35, D10

CRYSTAL PALACE

Predicted line-up: Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Delaney, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Riedewald, Milivojevic, McArthur; Sorloth, Benteke

Unavailable: Wickham (Injured), Dann (Injured), Puncheon (Injured), Loftus-Cheek (Injured), Sako (Injured), Speroni (Injured), Zaha (Injured), Sakho (Injured), Ward (Injured), Fosu-Mensah (Ineligible)

Doubtful: Kelly (Injured), Cabaye (Injured), Tomkins (Injured), Schlupp (Injured)

MANCHESTER UNITED

Predicted line-up: De Gea; Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw; Matic, McTominay, Pogba; Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez

Unavailable: Ibrahimovic (Injured), Blind (Injured), Fellaini (Injured), Rojo (Injured)

Doubtful: Herrera (Injured), Jones (Injured)

PREDICTION
Crystal Palace were unfortunate to concede a late winner to Tottenham last weekend as their patched up first eleven were just minutes away from earning a hard-fought point at Selhurst Park. Defeat for them sees them continue to hover precariously above the drop zone and they could well be in the bottom three by the time Manchester United arrive in South London on Monday night.

Jose Mourinho’s men came from behind to pick up all three points against Chelsea last Sunday, a result that saw them wrestle back second place from Liverpool. However, they could go into this game lying third what with Jurgen Klopp’s men playing on Saturday. Both teams here need a win albeit for far different reasons and with Roy Hodgson’s injury list growing even longer you would have to imagine that it is a third straight league defeat on the horizon for the Eagles.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The 2016 FA Cup final paired Manchester United and Crystal Palace together at Wembley. It may well have been a game that was better remembered for Alan Pardew’s dancing on the touchline but there can be no forgetting Jesse Lingard’s extra-time winner for the Red Devils. It may have meant a trophy for Dutchman Louis Van Gaal, although this was not enough to keep him in the Old Trafford hot seat as he was sacked just a few days later.