Crystal Palace vs Man UnitedEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:15 Jul 16, 2020, Selhurst Park
MANCHESTER United will be desperate to get back to winning ways when they square off with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Thursday night.
The Red Devils have been red-hot since the restart, however, a last-gasp leveller from Southampton on Monday night put a dent in Man United's quest for Champions League qualification.
Consequently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side missed out on the opportunity to leapfrog Leicester and Chelsea, but United's fate remains in their own hands.
United face the Foxes on the final day of the season but before that potential make-or-break showdown United will have to overcome a well-schooled Crystal Palace outfit.
The Eagles have exceeded expectations this season under Roy Hodgson's astute management, however, the capital club will come into this clash off the back of five consecutive Premier League defeats.
The South Londoners have very little to play for and Sunday's showing at Villa Park bared all the hallmarks of a side who very much appear to be on the beach.
Crystal Palace have failed to pick up a single point form their last five Premier League matches and the bookies expect that sequence to continue with a home win trading at a towering 10/1 with BetVictor while a point apiece is priced up at 4/1 with the same firm
Manchester United have won seven of their last 10 Premier League matches and Red Devils are heavily fancied on Thursday night where they are at a best 4/11 with UniBet.
I fancied Southampton to cause Man United problems on Monday night but I fully expect the Red Devils to get back to winning ways this midweek at Selhurst Park.
United are in the midst of an eye-catching 18 match unbeaten run across all competitions and that does not bode well for a toothless Palace team who are winless in five and have notched just one goal in that run of games.
Solskjaer's side, meanwhile, have slammed in 17 goals across their six league games since the resumption and collectively their front three of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have racked up a staggering 58 strikes between them this season to date.
The Red Devils revival has coincided with the arrival of Bruno Fernandes (below) who's delightful displays have brought some traditional swagger back to United's style of play.
What's more, Solskjaer is starting to get a tune out of the much-maligned Paul Pogba who is beginning to form a promising partnership with Portuguese playmaker Fernandes.
Such attacking prowess has seen United make the net bulge at least twice in each of their last five Premier League matches but a repeat on Thursday night looks a bit short at 4/9 with Bet 365.
The aforementioned combination has clicked in each of Crystal Palace's last three league games and the Eagles will be hard-tasked when trying to shutout a Man United team who will be hurting after blowing a big opportunity to move into the top-four on Monday night.
That line of thought has also lured towards the Even-Money (Bet 365) on offer for Crystal Palace to pick up two or more cards when trying to shackle Solskjaer's scintillating attacking trio.
Palace racked up four yellows and one red at Villa Park on Sunday and each of United's last two opponents have received three cards when coming up against the rampant Red Devils.
This English Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Man United will be played on Jul 16, 2020 and kick off at 20:15. Check below for our tipsters best Crystal Palace vs Man United prediction.