Manchester United vs Crystal Palace predictions and betting tips on February 4, 2023
On February 4, Old Trafford (Manchester) will host the match of the 22nd round of the English Premier League, in which Manchester United will compete with Crystal Palace. The battle will start at 16:00 CET.
The club more than failed in the previous season – it became a total disappointment under the rule of both Solskjaer and Rangnick. In some ways, the higher mentioned fact could even help the current mentor, ten Hag – the task for him was limited only to a place in the top 4 of the Premier League (to be frank, the management thinks about a return to the Champions League). Erik rebuilt a lot of things, but it is reasonable to say that “the Mancunians” finished the autumn segment of the tournament in 5th place, that is lower than expected. And it is impossible to forget that everything happened simultaneous to a scandalous break with Ronaldo! Nowadays, few people remember Cristiano – the team managed to strengthen its positions in the winter, at the same time, Rashford shines like a diamond. It was not able to “cling” to the points in the match with the leader, Arsenal, but, to be honest, a 2-3 defeat was possible only because of Nketiah’s late goal. The same story was in the battle with Crystal Palace – the victory was missed because of the goal scored from a free-kick in the stoppage time. Still, the winter segment began with 4 victories in a row, including a success in the derby against City. The team also continue its cup way.
The team received a new mentor in the off-season of 2021 – Hodgson was replaced by Vieira. The first season for Patrick turned out to be pretty successful: “the Glaziers” showed noticeable progress under his rule; moreover, a lot of new names were discovered. Taking into account the previous results, the current draw of the modest London club looks unsuccessful. Especially in January, when there was relegation from the FA Cup after the home defeat from modest Southampton, and only 2 points were taken in 4 rounds in the Premier League. But to tell the truth, the schedule of the higher mentioned period was not easy: the team lost to Tottenham and Chelsea, then, there were draws in the struggles with Manchester United and Newcastle.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Taking into account 5 previous head-to-head matches, Manchester United won only once. At the same time, Crystal Palace had a couple of victories in those games.
Bookmakers consider Manchester United to be the favourite of the following battle, and this is pretty predictable. It is unlikely that current Crystal Palace will be able to take the points in the match with the grandee for the second time in a row with an interval of a couple of weeks. We bet on the victory of the hosts with “a -1 goal handicap” (odd: 1.69).