Man Utd vs Crystal Palace Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 English Premier League
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The mood surrounding Man Utd has marginally improved this week after wins against Burnley in the Premier League and Crystal Palace - their opponents this weekend - in the Carabao Cup, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.
The victory over Burnley came courtesy of a fine first-time volley from the influential Bruno Fernandes, while the performance of veteran centre-back Jonny Evans also caught the eye.
Crystal Palace played out an uneventful goalless draw - only the second of the Premier League season so far - with Fulham last weekend, before their midweek cup loss to Man Utd.
The Eagles are in a relatively comfortable tenth place heading into the weekend's fixtures, but just one goal scored in their last three games in all competitions is something Roy Hodgson will be keen to address as they prepare to face Man Utd for the second time this week.
THE TEAM NEWS
Sergio Reguilon is the latest left-back to fall injured so Sofyan Amrabat is poised to deputise, as he did in the fixture between these two teams on Tuesday. Centre-back Lisandro Martinez, meanwhile, is set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
Antony, who is in the midst of off-the-field matters, has been allowed to return to training for the Red Devils, but he will not be considered for this fixture. Scott McTominay and Christian Eriksen, meanwhile, have recovered from recent bouts of illness.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Onana; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Ambrabat; Casemiro, Eriksen; Fernandes, Mount, Rashford; Hojlund
UNAVAILABLE: Martinez (Injured), Malacia (Injured), Shaw (Injured), Wan-Bissaka (Injured), Reguilon (Injured), Mainoo (Injured), Diallo (Injured), Sancho (Disciplinary), Antony (Fitness)
Sam Johnstone's spot is safe for now as fellow goalkeeper Dean Henderson suffered an injury in the Carabao Cup and is likely to face a significant spell on the sidelines, while Odsonne Edouard's injury should see Jean-Philippe Mateta start up front.
Matheus Franca has returned to training, but Hodgson remains without a number of other injured players.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Doucoure, Hughes; Ayew, Eze, Schlupp; Mateta
UNAVAILABLE: Henderson (Injured), Tomkins (Injured), Ferguson (Fitness), Lerma (Injured), Olise (Injured), Edouard (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Riedewald (Injured), Franca (Fitness), Ahamada (Injured)
There is no doubt that Man Utd' position in the table does not reflect their quality, so it's time for Erik ten Hag's men to step up and show what they are made of. Fortunately for them, Crystal Palace's chief goal threat this season, Odsonne Edouard, will miss out through injury, so the visitors' threat going forward has undoubtedly been dampened as a result. With this in mind, a win to nil for the hosts is expected, as was the case in their midweek meeting.
TIP: MAN UTD TO WIN TO NIL