Manchester United vs Crystal Palace predictions for Saturday’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Can Manchester United claim a win in Ralf Rangnick’s first game in charge?
Ralf Rangnick will take charge of Manchester United for the first time on Sunday afternoon, as the Red Devils welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford in the Premier League.
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For the first time ever, the Red Devils will line up under the legendary Ralf Rangnick, and expectations will be sky high. And since it is at the Old Trafford, a win is a must for the team – or else fans just might lose it.
Manchester United: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; McTominay, Fred, Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford, Ronaldo
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Tomkins, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Gallagher, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Ayew, Benteke, Zaha
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 5 December 2021
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Head-to-head (h2h)
- Manchester United are unbeaten in three games since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s exit (W2, D1).
- United have kept just two clean sheets in their last 12 games.
- The visitors had scored two or more goals in the last two encounters at this venue.
- Crystal Palace have scored in eight of their last nine fixtures.
- The latest match-up at this venue had ended in a 1-3 win for the guests.
- Since 1989, only once have the hosts failed to score at this ground.
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Prediction & Analysis
The home side will enter the contest off the back of a 3-2 home win over Arsenal on Thursday, while Palace suffered a 1-0 defeat away to Leeds United on Tuesday.
Palace drew a blank in a 1-0 loss at Leeds in midweek but prior to that they had scored in eight consecutive games.
This is a very tricky match for Man United against a talented Palace side, and the quick turnaround from Thursday makes it even more difficult for the home side. The Red Devils have not enjoyed this fixture in recent seasons, but we are backing Rangnick’s team to secure a narrow victory on Sunday.
Both sides have scored in Manchester United’s last three Premier League matches.Five of Manchester United’s last seven Premier League games have featured three goals or more