Crystal Palace Travel To Selhurst Park For Manchester United Return Fixture

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Crystal Palace know that they will face stiff opposition at home, when Manchester United visit. This is the second meeting of the season between Palace and the League Leaders.

Palace currently sitting in thirteenth place, are seven places lower than sixth placed Man U, heading into the clash.

Crystal Palace’s Premier League season, has so far seen them gain 45 points, going into this game

With the memory of their last match, doubtless on their minds, a (1-1) draw against Aston Villa, Palace will be keen to improve on that result in this game.

Also, Palace keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three games is astonishing this season. With 45 points (10W, 12L and 15D), they are established in thirteenth position in the League having won 10 meetings, drawn 15 matches, and lost 12 fixtures.

When Palace host Man U, they will do so on the back of six wins, eight draws, and four defeats on their own ground.

Victory for Crystal Palace would take their points tally to 48 so far this season.

Injury and illness have depleted Patrick Vieira’s Palace and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Sunday’s match.

It’s 58 points so far for Manchester United this season, going into this meeting

When Man U last turned out in the Premier League, the result was a disappointing draw 1-1 against Chelsea at Old Trafford. They will be hoping for a better result this time.

Also, Man U need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded three losses in their last five matches. With a sixth position in the league and 16 wins, 11 losses and 10 draws, they currently have 58 points in the League having won 16 meetings, drawn 10 fixtures, and lost 11 games.

Man U’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Palace. In the 17 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won six games, drawn five meetings, and lost six matches.

Manchester United will have 61 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring rate of 57 goals. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Cristiano Ronaldo (9), Bruno Fernandes (4), and Harry Maguire (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Man U so far, having conceded 56 goals in their last fixtures so far.

Man U’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Ralf Rangnick, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Crystal Palace v Manchester United – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Man U with a greater number of wins. In the last 26 meetings, they have enjoyed 18 victories, to Palace’s three wins. Additionally, Man U have won all fifteen of the last 19 matches played against Palace. Their most recent encounter in this competition Crystal Palace secured a 1-0 home win.

Players to watch

For Palace, Wilfried Zaha is one of the top performing players after having scoredeight goals in 36 League games this Premier League Season, while Cristiano Ronaldo has nettednine goals in 35 League fixtures this campaign for Man U.

Other players of note for Palace are Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jeffrey Schlupp with three goals and two goals respectively and for Man U are Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes with nine goals both.