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Man United vs Crystal Palace prediction, odds, betting tips and best bets for Premier League match Monday | Sporting News United Kingdom

In a frantic fight to the finish hoping to secure a spot in a European competition next season, desperate Manchester United travel to Crystal Palace for a Premier League match on Monday.

The Red Devils sit eighth in the league standings with Chelsea level on points but one place above them and Newcastle in sixth a further two points ahead. With only four matches to go and very little chance of climbing high enough to catch Spurs in fifth, United are left to just fend off those around them knowing a valuable spot in the Europa League could be at stake.

It feels very much like Erik ten Hag’s time with United is coming to an end soon, as they sputter towards the end of the season with a flurry of mistake-filled performances.


In contrast, they visit a Palace side which is in exceptional form, on four matches unbeaten under the new management of Oliver Glasner who took over after the departure of Roy Hodgson in mid-February and is finally finding his footing at the club. He has the club’s young core firing up front with an attacking flair missing under Hodgson’s watch.

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Man United vs Crystal Palace prediction, odds

  • Moneyline lean: Draw (+280)
  • Score prediction: Man United 2-2 Crystal Palace

Thanks to their recent form, which includes recent wins over Newcastle, West Ham, and Liverpool, Crystal Palace are favourites at home over the Red Devils, something you don’t see too often. Palace are safe from relegation and have little to play for down the stretch, but that hasn’t mattered as youngsters Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise continue to dazzle with the former pushing for a spot in England’s Euro 2024 squad.

This Monday night match has the potential to get weird, and we’re backing a stalemate in what could devolve into a chaotic and frenetic match, something which Manchester United fans have unfortunately become used to under Erik ten Hag of late.

As kickoff moved closer, the betting market swung significantly in the direction of the hosts, as Man United ballooned to over 2/1 underdogs and Crystal Palace saw their moneyline odds dip nearly to even money.

 

  BetMGM
(USA)
Crystal Palace win +105
Draw +280
Man United win +220
Both teams
to score
Y: -225
N: +150
Over / Under
3.5 goals
O: +120
U: -165
Crystal Palace
-0.5 goals
+100
Man United
+0.5 goals
-140

Man United vs Crystal Palace match facts

  • Date: Monday, May 6, 2024
  • Kickoff time: 8 p.m. local (3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT)
  • Location: Selhurst Park (London, England)
  • Referee: Jarred Gillett, VAR: Tony Harrington
  • Last meeting: Man United 0-1 Crystal Palace (Sep. 30, 2023 | Premier League)

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Man United vs Crystal Palace best bet

  • Pick: 32+ total shots
  • Odds: -105 (FanDuel)
  • Pick: 11+ total shots on target
  • Odds: +100 (FanDuel)

Under Roy Hodgson this season, Crystal Palace were 16th in the Premier League in total shots upon his resignation, but since Oliver Glasner took over the Eagles have been far more attack-minded and to great effect. While they don’t rip off a ton of shots in total, they’ve been one of the most efficient teams in the Premier League — over their last seven games, Palace sit fourth in the Premier League with 40 percent of their efforts on target.

That presents a fascinating and enjoyable matchup against a Man United side that concedes a ton of shots (133 in their last six games, most in the Premier League by a mile) but just 29 percent of those on target, third-lowest in the league.

The 32-shot threshold feels like a very high bar to clear, but these two clubs produced a combined 27 efforts in the reverse fixture back in September in a 1-0 final scoreline featuring a defensive-minded Crystal Palace. With this new-look Eagles side sure to contribute more than the eight attempts (two on target) they produced in the last meeting, you can safely back both these totals in a match that has a real chance to become a track meet.

Man United vs Crystal Palace prop bet

  • Pick: Crystal Palace over 1.5 total goals
  • Odds: -120 (BetMGM)

While the over 3.5 total goal mark at +120 feels enticing, Manchester United don’t have enough in-form players to trust with their part of that combined tally. Rasmus Hojlund has not had enough volume up front to make him a consistent threat, and Marcus Rashford is mired in a brutal slump through the second half of the season.

Palace, though, at home, are in the opposite situation. There are so many in-form players for the Eagles that picking an individual goal scorer almost feels foolhardy. Michael Olise probably sports the best value at +160, but overall, Manchester United are so porous at the back, and Palace are in such good form, that two goals feels a fully reasonable ask from the hosts.

Man United vs Crystal Palace live stream, TV channel

  TV channel Streaming
USA USA Network Fubo USA, NBC Sports app
Canada  — Fubo Canada
UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Extra

This Premier League match on Monday will be televised in the United States on USA Network, which can be found on streaming service Fubo, who are offering a free trial for new users. There is also streaming available on the NBC Sports app for those with a cable subscription that includes USA Network.


In Canada, the exclusive broadcast provider of the Premier League is Fubo, who give access to every single match of the 2023/24 EPL season. Meanwhile, domestically in the UK, this Monday match will be broadcast across Sky Sports platforms.