Manchester United are holding onto 2nd place in the Premier League right now, but they face a strong challenge from those below them and it will be a battle to keep it as the season draws to a close. Crystal Palace started terribly this season, but they did improve and looked a much better team, however they have now fallen back after a poor run. While Palace are one place outside of the relegation zone, they are only there on goal difference in what is sure to be a hugely exciting and tight relegation battle for those involved.
Manchester United started the season very well, something which saw their Premiership winning odds slashed. However, the one problem they have had in recent weeks has been consistency. They have played well in parts, but struggled to string together enough good performances to give them a winning streak.
The league campaign started terribly for Crystal Palace, but picked up going into the Christmas period. However, since then they have gone back to being poor, and they are in great danger of being relegated this season unless they improve. They have shown that they possess the ability within their squad to get out of this trouble, but now is the time they need to dig deep and perform.
English Premier League Betting
With Manchester United struggling for momentum recently, and with Crystal Palace facing a game that they really need to get something from, the most likely outcome here could be the draw. Palace would happily take a point from this game, and they have drawn two games recently, as well as drawing a total of nine games throughout the season.
The draw is priced up at a huge 19/6 with Betsson, a great price when you consider the form of Manchester United recently, and the desperate need for Crystal Palace to pick up a point at least from the game. Should this game be tied with 10 or 20 minutes to go, I don’t see either team pushing too hard for the victory, meaning the game would likely end a draw.
Manchester United Prediction
Many people will be looking at Manchester United and thinking that the Premier League betting odds on them winning this game are favourable. The Man Utd odds are 11/20 this weekend, something that will appeal to a lot of people because they are playing against a team who are struggling right now. However, United themselves have not been in the best form, and an away game at night is always a tough one. Expect to see plenty of Manchester United tips ahead of this game, but not from me, I am more than happy to oppose them here.
Premier League Match Predictions
When you read the Premier League match predictions for this game you will see a lot of people backing Manchester United, but not from me. They have not been in the best of form recently, this presents a tough task and is a game where Crystal Palace really need to get something. The Manchester United odds do not represent value when you look at the game that way.
The odds that do represent value are the odds on the game to be a draw. Being away from home, Manchester United will not want to risk anything in the last ten minutes, so should the game get to that stage tied then I cannot see them pushing people forward in an attempt to win. The same can also be said about Crystal Palace, who would happily take a point from a game against a top club right now, and need to start picking up points again on a regular basis.
The draw is priced up at 19/6 with Betsson, which I think is huge and something I will certainly be taking advantage of. Despite the big gap between these two in the league, I am backing Crystal Palace to get something from the game, and that means backing the draw here, at a nice price with Betsson. Open an Account now and bet for the draw >>