Manchester United at Crystal Palace - 7/16/20 Premier League Soccer Picks and Prediction
Manchester United (16-11-8) at Crystal Palace (11-9-15)
MLS Soccer: Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at 3:15 PM EST (Selhurst Park)
The Line: Manchester United -290/ Crystal Palace +850/ Draw +395 -- Over/Under: 2.5, 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Crystal Palace faces Manchester United on Thursday, July 16th at Selhurst Park for an English Premier League match.
Crystal Palace has had a rough time since the break due to COVID-19 had ended, as the team has struggled mightily recently. Crystal Palace has lost five straight matches, with its last loss against a lowly Aston Villa team. Add to that, Crystal Palace's star striker Wilfried Zaha had received racially charged messages on social media prior to the last match his club played. The season is almost at a close in the Premier League, and with Crystal Palace safe from relegation, the club will look to start fresh next year. Crystal Palace's last loss to Aston Villa was by the final score of 2-0. Christian Benteke was sent off in added time in the second half, as built-up frustration had to be the reason for the forward to misbehave. Crystal Palace will not get it any easier when it takes on this red hot Manchester United team.
Manchester United held its unbeaten streak and extended it to 18 games, but United cannot be happy with a 2-2 draw in its last match. It was a home match against Southampton for United, as the club expected a win. Manchester United was headed to victory, as the club had a 2-1 lead in the late going. Everything would change when Michael Obafemi scored for Southampton in the 90+6 to shock Manchester United and put a damper on its UEFA Champions League hopes. Manchester United would have leapfrogged Chelsea and Leicester City in the standings with a win in that match, but now it will have to wait and play for a victory over Palace in this matchup. Manchester United will be the huge favorites in this match, as the team has still played incredibly well, despite a few hiccups (Southampton and Norwich City).
The last time Crystal Palace and Manchester United met was on August 24th of 2019, in which Crystal Palace was victorious by the final score of 2-1 on the road.
Although Crystal Palace defeated Manchester United in its last meeting, I like Manchester United in this match. Manchester United is playing a lot different than it was in August of 2019, and I think Manchester United extends its unbeaten streak and earns a victory. I see a two-goal win for Manchester United, so I will take them against the spread.