We Meet Again
It was only a couple of weeks ago when Manchester United travelled to Crystal Palace and were seconds away from earning maximum points. Unfortunately for them, Michael Olise had other ideas.
Second Time Lucky
Although Manchester United’s brief dalliance with the Premier League title race has come to an end, the Red Devils can at least celebrate a cup final appearance and one that manager Erik ten Hag has delivered in less than six months in the job.
The road to Wembley will be navigated at the end of this month but before then, ten Hag and his players must make sure that a top-four finish and subsequent return to the Champions League does not slip through their fingers.
Just one point from the last six on offer has meant the title race has not welcomed a third horse. If results can go their way at the weekend, the Old Trafford outfit can also wrestle back third place in the table.
Standing in the way of progress are none other than Crystal Palace and after snatching a draw from the jaws of defeat in the recent South London meeting, Patrick Vieria’s side will look to serve as disruptors once again.
Something that is likely easier said than done and when you look at the Eagles’ recent form in the league, they have been far from soaring in recent weeks. No win in their last four and only two points from the last 12 on offer.
Admittedly their last two league outings have ended in stalemate and that is reason for Palace supporters to have some form of positivity. However, the longer the club’s run without a win continues, the closer the relegation battle becomes.
Right now, you would not consider the Selhurst Park outfit in anything resembling serious danger. Then again, there is always one side that takes a slow slide down the table, on current form Palace could be the one.
Especially if United come out on top on Saturday and although they have lost Christian Eriksen to injury until April after a reckless tackle from Reading’s Andy Carroll, they have at least drafted in Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich.
Not only that, but Casemiro looks like he is having plenty of fun in the middle of United’s starting eleven and after showing his goalscoring prowess at the weekend, he may be tasked with playing slightly further forward.
With that in mind, our latest bet builder is now up for grabs, and it looks like this:
Wout Weghorst to score anytime
Casemiro to be booked
Under 4 total goals
For my latest bet builder offering, the spotlight is being shown on Wout Weghorst. With the Dutchman recently arriving at Old Trafford, he is yet to score his first Premier League goal for his new employers. However, Saturday is going to be the day where he gets off the mark.
While although his teammate Casemiro found the net last Saturday, I think he is going to find the referee’s notebook instead. Add a yellow card to no more than three total goals at Old Trafford and this latest construction is priced at odds of 14/1.