Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Crystal Palace


Manchester United, sitting 7th in the Premier League, with 21 points, host Crystal Palace on Sunday as festive period fixture congestion rolls on. The Eagles, who come in to his one sitting 11th in the table, with 16 points, will serve as the very first opponent of the Ralf Rangnick era.

Or shall we say, Rangnick interim era. Prospects of his winning the debut clash are very good.

Crystal Palace at Manchester United FYIs:

Kick-off time: 2PM GMT, 5th December 2021, Old Trafford

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Form Guide (All Competitions): Crystal Palace (LLDWW)  Man United (WDWLL)

Form Guide (Premier League): Crystal Palace (LLDWW)  Man United (WDLLW)

According to Google Result Probability, United have a 60% chance of winning, with 23% for a draw, and 17% chance that Palace take all three points. According to Points Bet, Manchester United are heavy favorites for the win at -182, while Palace are big time underdogs at +500 to win. The draw is priced out at +300.

Let’s take a look at who Rangnick might select in his first team, as he aims to get the W here.

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Prediction: Manchester United 2, Crystal Palace 0

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