Crystal Palace (1-0-0) at Manchester United (0-0-0)
Premier League Soccer: Saturday, September 19th 2020 at 12:30 PM (Old Trafford)
The Line: Manchester United -315 / Crystal Palace +800 / Draw +425 -- Over/Under: 3 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Manchester United faces Crystal Palace on Saturday, September 19th at Old Trafford for an English Premier League match.
Manchester United is set to play its first match of the Premier League season on Saturday. Manchester United is one of four clubs that have not gotten a game in yet this season (Aston Villa, Manchester City, and Burnley). Manchester United has big aspirations heading into the 2020-21 Premier League season, as this is a club that could definitely finish inside the top three of the table. It took Manchester United a while to heat up during the 2019-20 season, but the club started rolling towards the end of the season, especially after the COVID-19 stoppages. Manchester United will play at its home stadium at Old Trafford for this match, and anything less than a win will be a major disappointment for the club in this one.
Crystal Palace was able to get a match in last week, and Palace took down Southampton to start the season on the right foot. Wilfried Zaha, the familiar face and star of Crystal Palace, was the hero yet again for Crystal Palace in that match. Zaha scored in the 13th minute to give Palace the early lead, a lead that would stand for the remainder of the match. It was a big three points at home earned by Crystal Palace, as Southampton is a very formidable opponent. Crystal Palace struggled badly near the end of the 2019-20 season, so a win to start the newest campaign has to be a comforting sign.
The last time Manchester United faced Crystal Palace was on July 16th of 2020. Manchester United won that match by the final score of 2-0 on the road. Manchester United has won three of the last five meeting between United and Crystal Palace.
In this match, although Crystal Palace may have the advantage of already participating in Premier League action before Manchester United could, I still like United to roll. Manchester United is dominant at Old Trafford, and I expect Manchester United to win this match by at least two goals here. I will take Manchester United against the spread.