Crystal Palace vs Manchester United prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Karl Matchett
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United via Getty Imag
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United via Getty Imag

Manchester United‘s push for Champions League spots means they need a win as they head to Crystal Palace on Thursday.

The race for the top four is being fought out in dramatic fashion, with Leicester on the verge of an outrageous collapse—but United also dropping points on Monday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side need a win here to put themselves in with a big chance of facing a final day, all-or-nothing Premier League decider against the Foxes.

Palace, meanwhile, are drifting toward the end of the season in neutral. They have suffered five straight defeats and look well off the pace.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.

Roy Hodgson, the Crystal Palace manager (PA)
Roy Hodgson, the Crystal Palace manager (PA)

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 8:15pm on Thursday 16 July at Selhurst Park.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 Extra. Coverage starts at 7:30pm.

What is the team news?

Palace are without the suspended Christian Benteke, as well as injured defensive trio Martin Kelly, Gary Cahill and James Tomkins. Jeffrey Schlupp is also out.

United will probably be without Luke Shaw, who went off injured on Monday night, while his replacement Brandon Williams then suffered a head injury. Phil Jones is also out and Mason Greenwood is a doubt after a bad tackle against Southampton.

Confirmed line-ups

Palace: Guaita, Van Aanholt, Sakho, Dann, Ward, McArthur, Milivojevic, McCarthy, Townsend, Zaha, Ayew

United: De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Pogba, Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood, Martial

What are the odds?

Palace – 21/2

Draw – 9/2

United – 4/1