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4-2-3-1: Predicted Manchester United v Crystal Palace XIs & Injury News: Martial set to start

Manchester United head to Selhurst Park to meet Crystal Palace in an exciting Premier League match-up.

After a goalless away draw at Chelsea last time out, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will be desperate to return to winning ways.

United will also be looking to inflict revenge on the London outfit for a heartbreaking 3-1 loss in the reverse fixture.

The Red Devils have not lost any of their eight Premier League meetings with Palace in the capital this millennium (W6, D2), winning the last four by an aggregate score of 10-4.

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The hosts enjoyed an upturn in form lately, going from two consecutive Premier League defeats to back-to-back games without losing (W1, D1).

Seven of Palace’s last ten matches in the Premier League have seen one or both sides fail to find the net.

A lack of firepower up front has seen Roy Hodgson’s men draw a blank in three of their last four top-flight outings.

Overall this season, no team sitting 14th or better have netted fewer goals than Palace (29), with the Londoners averaging just 1.11 goals scored per league fixture.

However, when the Eagles do score, it tends to be early in the game. They have recorded two-thirds of their Premier League goals scored at home in the first half of play (9/14).

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The visitors have avoided defeat in six Premier League matches on the bounce (W2, D4) since going down 2-1 to Sheffield United on Matchday 20.

Both of United’s previous competitive games have ended goalless, which means that six of their last nine outings in all competitions have seen one or both teams fail to score.

The Red Devils enter this round as the only side yet to taste defeat away from home this Premier League season (GP13 – W8, D5).

However, Solskjaer’s men have played out three consecutive league draws on the road, all of which featured under 2.5 total goals.

United often shift through the gears after half-time, notably registering 64% of their Premier League goals scored away from Old Trafford in the second 45 minutes (16/25).

Team News

Crystal Palace

Out: James Tomkins, Connor Wickham, James McArthur, Mamadou Sakho, Jeffery Schlupp, Nathan Ferguson.

Doubts: Wilfried Zaha, Nathaniel Clyne.

Manchester United

Out: Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Phil Jones.

Doubts: N/A

Predicted Line-ups

Crystal Palace (4-2-3-1): Guaita; Ward; Kouyate; Cahill; Mitchell; Riedewald; Milivojevic; Eze; Townsend; Ayew; Benteke

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka; Bailly; Maguire; Telles; Matic; Fred; James; Rashford; Fernandes; Martial

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