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Manchester United will also start the new season on Saturday evening. The Red Devils were guaranteed a 30-day break from the English association because of their participation in the final tournament of the Europa League, which is why the opening game scheduled in Burnley will be made up later in the season. Crystal Palace was already on the field last Saturday and celebrated a successful start to the season in a 1-0 win over Southampton.
Nevertheless, in the run-up to the game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace, the odds of the bookmakers clearly turned in the direction of the Red Devils, as the betting base odds comparison shows.
At Manchester United against Crystal Palace, the pre-season must also be taken into account in the forecast. On August 24, 2019, the Glaziers finally celebrated a 2-1 away win at Old Trafford and proved that they can very well keep up with the English record champions.
Manchester United has won the English championship a total of 20 times. The last time the Red Devils were at the top of the table was more than seven years ago in the summer of 2013.
Most recently, the three-time Champions League winner often had to worry about being in the top four of the final table, which the Premier League may represent in the premier class. As the third of the preseason, at least this was achieved by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
Nevertheless, the great upward gap gnaws at the proud club, whose self-image it is by no means part of the final table to rank no less than 33 points behind the champions.
It is all the more surprising that, as before, no execution has been reported on the transfer market. Only Donny van de Beek from Ajax Amsterdam has signed with the Red Devils so far. The supporters are still waiting for Jadon Sancho, Sergio Reguilón or Gareth Bale, with whom negotiations are rumored to be well advanced.
It is therefore clear that United will go into this first competitive game of the 2020/21 season with the cornerstones of the preseason, which is not necessarily a disadvantage. After all, there were only eight defeats in the last season in the Premier League.
Nevertheless, it is not easy to place the tip on the opening win of the home-strong Red Devils at Manchester United against Crystal Palace, as they still have to show where they stand. A friendly against Aston Villa ended last weekend in a 1-0 defeat, which suggests that the club, which reached the semi-finals in the final of the Europa League in August, is not yet fully in the juice.
Crystal Palace FC had a very quiet preseason, with a solid 14th place in the final table under the 73-year-old coach Roy Hodgson. With nine points ahead of a direct relegation zone, the relegation specter could be kept away from the south of London for the entire season.
Now it is important to build on this good pre-season and maybe even look a little further up. In any case, the course has been set for this. On Saturday, the Glaziers beat Southampton 1-0 at home and secured their first three of the season.
Wilfried Zaha marked the important winning goal for the Eagles, whose greatest success in the transfer market was certain to be able to keep the Ivorian, who succumbed to Manchester United’s reputation in 2013 but returned to London after an unsuccessful breakthrough.
The Ivorian was also given strong teammates. Wandervogel Michy Batshuayi was loaned for a year from league and city rivals Chelsea FC. Eberechi Eze came out of the championship with much praise.
Nevertheless, in the run-up to the game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace, the odds of the bookmakers clearly speak against the Glaziers.
It should not be forgotten, however, that Crystal has already played two competitive games, whereby the B selection in the EFL Cup against Bournemouth on penalties was not exactly covered with fame, while the Red Devils, after a very short preparation, do not really know where they are. The Eagles definitely do not have a chance to travel to Old Trafford, where they also won 2-1 in the 2019/20 season.
Manchester Utd vs Crystal Palace head to head matches
16.07.20 PL Crystal Palace Manchester Utd 0 : 2
24.08.19 PL Manchester Utd Crystal Palace 1 : 2
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