Manchester United vs Crystal PalaceEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Sep 30, 2023, Old Trafford
MANCHESTER UNITED and Crystal Palace meet at Old Trafford for the second time in the space of four days in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
That success coupled with last weekend's 1-0 win at Burnley has certainly helped lift some of the gloom that has been surrounding United after a poor start to the season.
Erik ten Hag's team will now look to keep the feelgood factory flowing by putting Crystal Palace to the sword again when the pair reconvene this weekend.
It was pretty apparent that the Palace's second string just isn’t of the same quality as their first, so expect Roy Hodgson's starting XI to have a much more familiar look about it at the Theatre of Dreams this weekend.
The Eagles enter this encounter having failed to win each of their last three matches in all competitions and it would be fair to say that snapping that sequence on Saturday won't be straightforward.
Manchester United are short priced 4/7 (Bet 365) favourites to record back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time this season.
The bookies' odds suggest that Crystal Palace will suffer the same fate as they did at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, with the visitors big outsiders at 9/2 (Bet 365) while a point apiece has been priced up at 10/3 (William Hill).
I successfully coupled up Manchester United to Win and Under 4.5 Goals on Tuesday night and I make no apology for proposing the same play here at 19/20 (Ladbrokes).
The Red Devils have developed handy a knack for producing efficient if unspectacular performances in these type of assignments, particularly when operating at their Old Trafford headquarters.
In fact, United have claimed top honours in 17 of their 22 of their top-flight home games since appointing Erik ten Hag as manager in the summer of 2022, tasting defeat just twice across that sequence,
What's more, 17 of those 22 victories have come in games that have generated no more than four match goals, and I see no reason to oppose the same formula on Saturday.
It would be no surprise to see a much more resolute showing from Roy Hodgson's side this time around, though they should still ultimately come up short against a superior Manchester United side.
It's also worth pointing out that this play would have provided profitable returns in each of the Eagles' five losses since Roy Hodgson returned to the club, and that only adds to the appeal of siding with the same wager again this weekend.
After showing signs of promise during the early weeks of the season, I'll also back Rasmus Højlund To Score Or Assist at 21/20 (William Hill).
The highly-rated Dane grabbed his first United goal against Bayern Munich last midweek and he looks worthy of interest to have goal involvement here at an enticing price.
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