Crystal Palace has already suffered three straight defeats in the Premier League. What to expect from the match against Manchester United on January 18 and what are the best bets for the duel?
Their 11th consecutive Premier League loss to Chelsea and fourth straight defeat in their last five league games in this competition has moved Crystal Palace closer to the relegation zone. The team is preparing to face Manchester United twice within a few weeks, with a break to test their strength in the duel with Newcastle.
The Capitals plan to throw all their energy into the English championship, since the team has already been eliminated from both national cups, but it is unlikely to improve the chances of the Londoners in this duel. Over 18 rounds of the current championship “eagles” recorded their account six victories and four peaceful outcomes, which brought 22 points and 12th place in the standings. The offensive line looks weak, which differed less than once per game. In the last five rounds, the hosts got only three points in the duel with Bournemouth (2-0).
Manchester United’s latest trip to Crystal Palace (0-1) ended Ralf Rangnick’s disappointing tenure as head coach. His successor Erik ten Hag is in no such danger – the coach has led his team to nine consecutive victories in three tournaments, the last of which was the most pleasing of all. Last weekend, a 2-1 triumph in the Manchester derby was formalized.
The three-time Eredivisie winner urged his players to “stand their ground,” calling title rumors “ridiculous,” especially with the trip to Arsenal in London between the two clashes with Palace. In 18 rounds, MJ has 12 victories and two draws, corresponding to 38 points and fourth position. The gap to second City is only one point. Weakly played the attack, which differed only 29 times.
In this match, the visitors have an excellent chance to go to the second position in the standings. The Mancunians have the class and experience of their players on their side, while the statistics of face-to-face encounters and the results of recent duels leave the Gunners with no chance of success. We don’t expect surprises and bet on the favorite.