Manchester United, the favourite as we look at the best predicted starting lineup and key details for their match vs Crystal Palace for EPL 2023.
Manchester United have just raised their game to another level after the early slow start. They have moved to the top 4 and are on equal points with Newcastle with 1 game in hand. If they win this match, they’ll move to second position with only 6 points away from the table toppers Arsenal.
They have 3 games this week and Erik Ten Haag has to strategically use his bench in this game. He also not wants to jeopardize his place on the table. Thankfully, there are no major injury concerns with them, but Varane is coming back from an injury and Casemiro is already on 4 yellow cards and is 1 card away from suspension.
With an important match coming up against table-topper Arsenal, the away game against Crystal Palace is a tricky call for the Red Devils. Whereas Anthony Martial, Wan-Bissaka, and Harry Maguire are all injured, and not available for this game.
On the other hand, Crystal Palace’s journey has been a bumpy ride so far in EPL 2022-23. Their campaign never really took off this season inspite of a few inspiring games. Patrick Vieira has been saying in almost every match that we were really good in the game, but we missed our chances by a small margin. He needs to make a few tough calls if they want to finish in the top half of the table. They are currently at the 12th position after a well-fought loss against Chelsea on Sunday.
The fixture has been fairly dominated by Manchester United. Crystal palace has to do something exceptionally well to change the odds in their favour.
Games Played: 24 // Crystal Palace won: 4 // Manchester United won: 16 // Draw: 4
Crystal Palace Form (Recent first): L L W L L
Manchester United Form (Recent first): W W W W W
League Type: English Premier League (GW19)
Match Type: Crystal palace FC vs Manchester United
Stadium: Selhurst Park Stadium, London
When: January 18, 10 pm UST (1:30 am IST, 19th Jan)
Predicting Starting 11 for both Teams
EPL 2023: Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Predicted Lineup for Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace have improved a lot in their approach and in their playing style in the last one month. But still, there have been a few areas of concern for Patrick Vieira. Zaha has been the star performer for them with 6 goals to his name, and he has established himself as one of the finest attacking talents in the League. The Eagles have been pretty tough at the back as well in the game against Chelsea, but they need to work on their midfield which has not been consistent throughout.
Goalkeeper: Vicente Guaita
Defence: Tyrick Mitchell, Marc Guehi, Joachim Andersen, Joel Ward
Midfield: Jeffrey Schlupp, Cheick Oumar Doucouré
Attack: Eberechi Eze, Michael Olise, Jordan Ayew, Willferd Zaha
EPL 2023: Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Predicted Lineup for Manchester United
Erik Ten Haag would love to keep his spirits high after the fabulous win over Man City last week. Man U have got a very big fixture coming up against Arsenal on the 22nd, and they would like to give rest to a few of their key players, but also they don’t want to lose points in such a fixture. With no major injury concern, Erik Ten Haag is likely to use all five subs to give the players proper rest.
Goalkeeper: David de Gea
Defence: Wan Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez, T.Malacia
Midfield: Casemiro, Fred, Bruno Fernandez, Christian Eriksen, Marcus Rashford
Attack: Anthony Martial
EPL 2023: Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Fantasy 11
Looking at both current forms and historical data, Man U are the favourites to win this game. While Manchester United are in form having just beaten their arch-rival, the game at Selhurst park would not be a cakewalk for them. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, have shown some good football this season, and can be dangerous during counterattacks with Zaha leading the pack.
Goalkeeper: David de Gea
Defenders: Wan Bissaka, Joachim Andersen, Lisandro Martinez, Joel Ward
Midfielders: Casemiro, Bruno Fernandez, Michael Olise, Cheick Oumar Doucouré
Forwards: Anthony Martial, W.Zaha
CVC Choice: Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandez
Crystal Palace Squad:
Goalkeepers: Vicente Guaita, Sam Johnstone, Joseph Whitworth, Owen Goodman.
Defenders: Joel Ward, Tyrick Mitchell, James Tomkins, Marc Guehi, Jeffrey Schlupp, Joachim Andersen, Nathaniel Clyne, Chris Richards, Nathan Ferguson.
Midfielders: Luka Milivojevic, Michael Olise, Wilfried Zaha, James McArthur, Will Hughes, Malcolm Ebiowei, Cheick Oumar Doucoure, Jaïro Riedewald, Jack Wells-Morrison, Adler Nascimento, David Ozoh, Kaden Rodney.
Forwards: Jordan Ayew, Eberechi Eze, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Odsonne Edouard.
Manager: Patrick Vieira
Manchester United Squad:
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Tom Heaton
Defenders: Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Rafael Varane, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Tyrell Malacia, Brandon Williams, Axel Tuanzebe
Midfielders: Bruno Fernandez, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Christian Eriksen, Casemiro, Fred, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek, Antony
Forwards: Anthony Martial, Anthony Elanga
Manager: Erik Ten Haag
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Himanshu is an author at Footbalytics. He is a sports freak and Football is his first love. He is a National level football player himself. With the world full of Messi’s, Ronaldo’s and Gerrard’s fans, he is a die hard fan of Iker Casillas.
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