Manchester United vs Crystal Palace – Saturday 30th September 2017 – 15:00 

Man United are 1/6 with Romelu Lukaku at 2/1 to score first.

Manchester United face Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, in a match that sees Roy Hodgson desperate for points.

The Red Devils come into this match in excellent form, winning their last match against CSKA Moscow 4-1.

Romelu Lukaku scored a first-half double for the Red Devils (4 and 26), with the first goal a header at the back post.

The Belgian pounced on a mistake from Beretuzki for his second, slotting past the helpless CSKA keeper.

Antony Martial scored United's second from the spot (19), after Mkhitaryan was brought down clumsily in the box.

Henrik Mkhitaryan (57) rounded off a perfect performance for United with a fourth goal, the complete away performance.

Kuchaev grabbed a consolation goal for the hosts in the dying minutes (90), making it 4-1 on the night.


Early Favourites

United have enjoyed an exceptional start to the season, they are currently on a streak of five successive wins in all competitions.

The only advantage that Crystal Palace have over United is fatigue, but United look a class apart at the moment.

Jose Mourinho's side are joint top of the Premier League, with both Manchester clubs neck and neck.

This fixture will be a big challenge, despite Palace struggling with no points and no goals in the league this season.


United Favourites

Manchester United come into this match as overwhelming favourites, with home advantage and their pedigree informing the odds.

Jose Mourinho will be looking to continue United's unbeaten start to their Premier League campaign.

United will be looking to make it three successive wins against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Dreadful Start

Crystal Palace come into this match on the back of a 5-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Premier League.

Leroy Sane (44) opened the scoring for City, with the German continuing his fine form in front of goal.

Raheem Sterling has been exceptional this season as well, he scored two goals in eight minutes against Palace (51, 59).

Sergio Aguero made it 4-0 to Manchester City with 11 minutes to go (79), with Palace's defensive frailties exposed.

Fabian Delph completed a miserable afternoon for Crystal Palace to make it 5-0 (89), with Hodgson handed back to back defeats in the league.


Six Straight Defeats

Crystal Palace come into this match on the back of six straight defeats, losing all of their league matches this season.

They have shipped an alarming 13 goals in those 6 matches, failing to score in any of them as well.

The change of manager has made no difference, with the Eagles still unable to score and defend under Hodgson.

This will be a tough assignment for the Eagles, especially with Benteke now out injured for a sustained period.

Eagles Underdogs

Roy Hodgson's side come into this match as underdogs, with United's pedigree informing the odds.

This will be a tough match for Crystal Palace, with serious problems at both ends of the pitch.

Palace will be looking for a first win against Manchester United in 21 attempts.

Palace are 18/1 with Bakary Sako at 14/1 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Martial to score first @ 7/2

Tip 2 – United to win 5-0 @ 14/1

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