Manchester United vs Crystal Palace 21 May 2016: FA Cup Final Preview and Predictions
21 May 2016/1230ET
Crystal Palace 5.00 Draw 3.50 Man Utd 1.75 See the Latest Odds
So after almost 10 months of football, we have reached the final game of the English season, the FA Cup final. This year we see a fighting Crystal Palace team face off against a fallen Manchester United team in a game that will change the complexion of the season for both these teams. For Manchester United, a win here will salvage a bit of what they lost in the league while for Crystal Palace new grounds will be made if they can pull of this miracle.
Manchester United finished their season with a win that meant very little since Old Trafford will not be seeing Champions League football next season. This historic club only managed fifth spot which will surely disappoint a lot of people. This game will give them a chance to salvage that and bring home a trophy. Although in recent years, the FA Cup has not meant as much as it used to the big clubs like the Red Devils, a win is still needed since this season otherwise has been shocking.
Crystal Palace on the other hand will be over the moon getting this far in the tournament and a win will get them a spot in the club’s history. The FA Cup is the top prize a club like Palace can realistically hope for and I think that will really inspire these players. I think Palace will look to play a tight game and if they can do that, they have a very good chance of winning since the likes of Bolasie and Zaha can really hurt United on the break.
It’s tough to see United lose this game but I am still going to pick the upset here. Palace have a lot of heart in this competition and this means so much more to them. We are getting an amazing price on them to lift the trophy so I think we should take it.