After failing short in two matches in their last six games, Manchester United is doing its best to get back to their position on the points table and would do anything to register as many wins as possible because now that the title race is long gone they would like to set thing straight for the upcoming season so this is a crucial match for the Red Devils. For the Eagles, this would be no different than a trial by fire because they haven’t won a match in their last five games and now they are facing the real Manchester. Crystal Palace would aim to draw this game if they cannot win it because it is their home ground and they would like something to give their fans to cheer themselves up.
When and where –
This match is to be played at Selhurst Park, home ground of Crytsal Palace. The ground has a capacity of 25, 456 and it is expected to precipice before the game starts so the ground will be very slippery, adding a risk factors for the players. The game is to be played at 1:30 AM (IST) on March 6, 2018 and this match will be available to watch in Sony LIV app.
Crystal Palace – W L D D L L
Manchester United – W W L W L W
Timothy Fosu-Mensah joins Crystal Palace’s lengthy list of players unavailable to Roy Hodgson due to the terms in his loan agreement from Manchester United. Hodgson expects James Tomkins to start against Jose Mourinho’s side despite being forced off against Tottenham last weekend. Martin Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp have trained all week and should feature for the home side here. If Joel Ward fails to shake off a knock, 20-year-old Aaron Wan-Bissaka could keep his place at right-back after making his debut last weekend. Jairo Riedewald could retain his place in midfield as Yohan Cabaye is set to miss out with a groin injury. All in all, Palace could be without up to 14 players on Monday night.
Jose Mourinho is not expected to recover any of his injured players here and could go with the same team that started the 2-1 win over Chelsea last weekend. Victor Lindelof will hope to keep fit-again Eric Bailly on the bench after an assured performance against Chelsea. Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata will push for starts after settling for a place on the bench last weekend.
Crystal Palace – Hennessey (GK), Schlupp, Tomkins, Kelly, Wan-Bissaka, McArthur, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Sorloth, Benteke, Townsend
Manchester United – De Gea (GK), Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Pogba, Matic, McTominay, Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez
*G – Goals, A – Assists
Manchester United Won – 5
Crystal Palace Won – 0
Draw – 1
Having failed to win in any match in their last five games, Crystal Palace, would like to end this game in a draw and chances are high that they might steal one point from the draw because Manchester United has only been able to score in one of their last four away games so if the guests are to repeat the same, the home team would be more than satisfied. However, our bet is on the away team that even in the end, they would lift themselves up and emerge victorious.
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