Victory in the Manchester derby has elevated Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils towards an unlikely tilt at the Premier League title and another three points in south London will leave them knocking on Arsenal’s door before their showdown on the weekend.
In fact, United are unbeaten domestically since the first week of October and next up are a Palace side on a three-game losing streak after failing to take their chances in a narrow defeat at Chelsea.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on today, Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
The match will take place at Selhurst Park.
Where to watch Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting at 7.30pm
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the Sky go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United team news
Joachim Andersen is a key doubt for the Eagles after picking up a calf injury against Chelsea on the weekend.
Patrick Vieira admitted his uncertainty about the defender’s condition after the game, while he is already without Nathan Ferguson and James MacArthur.
Marcus Rashford should be fit for United after picking up a knock in the derby but Anthony Martial is a doubt.
Diogo Dalot continues to struggle with a hamstring injury while Donny van de Beek, Axel Tuanzebe and Jadon Sancho continue to be absent. Wout Weghorst is set to be in the squad after signing on loan.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United prediction
Woe betide any team coming up against United right now, Ten Hag’s side have that happy knack of both playing well to win games and winning games when they’re not playing well.
Boasting such a mean defence, they are still vulnerable to Palace’s creativity but the lack of a clinical touch about the Eagles is likely to stunt their chances of a point or three.
Man United to win, 2-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
United have won only three of their last eight games against the Eagles, with their last three meetings yielding a combined two goals.
Crystal Palace wins: 10
Man United wins: 39
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United match odds
Crystal Palace: 7/2
Man United: 4/5
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).