Manchester United and Crystal Palace measure strength at Old Trafford, in a match for the 3rd round of the Premier League. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 4 and drew 1. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 24-11-2018 , for the Premier League, the two teams drew for (0-0). Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
Manchester United :
The home team is currently in 4th position, with 4 points won. In his premiere he won at home against Chelsea, by (4-0). On the 2nd day, he tied out against Wolverhampton Wanderers by (1‑1). This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 matches they record 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Manchester United won 6, drew 1 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they suffered 7 of their 20 goals between minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘).
Manchester United comes for this match after a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton, adding the second consecutive game without losing in this English championship: the team’s only goal was scored by Martial. In the first round of this competition, the home team had defeated Chelsea 4-0. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to keep the team 4-2-3-1, favoring possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially from the left: Rashford is very fast and competent to take the ball to attack. Rashford and Martial are the top scorers of Manchester United, with 2 goals scored each. Out of this game are Bailly and Fosu-Mensah, both injured.
Crystal Palace :
The visiting team is currently in the 14th position, with 1 point conquered. In his premiere he tied at home against Everton by (0-0). On the 2nd day, he lost out against Sheffield United by (1‑0). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 games it records 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Crystal Palace won 5, drew 1 and lost 4. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need improvement.
Crystal Palace comes to this unmotivated match, after a 1-0 loss with Sheffield United, adding the second consecutive victory without a victory in this competition. For playing in a very complicated stadium, coach Roy Hodgson is expected to play 4-4-2, favoring defensive organization and flank counterattacks. Zaha and Benteke are the most dangerous players in this team of the Palace, being the first expert in the hand in hand and in the offensive transition and the second very powerful and very strong at the time of finishing. For this game, the coach does not have Tomkins and Sakho available, both with physical problems.