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Manchester United can move closer to securing a top-four finish in the Premier League when they travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.
By contrast, Roy Hodgson’s Eagles are comfortably in mid-table, with very little chance of being relegated but also unlikely to challenge for a European spot.
United have won on this ground in each of the last four seasons and are just 2/5 (1.40) with bet365 to make that five in a row.
Palace took three points from Old Trafford earlier in the campaign but are out at 7/1 (8.0) to complete a first league double over the Red Devils.
Each of the visitors’ last three away games have ended level and another draw is available at 15/4 (4.75).
Nathaniel Clyne could return for Palace after over two weeks out, but Wilfried Zaha, James McArthur, Connor Wickham, Jeffrey Schlupp, Mamadou Sakho, Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Ferguson and James Tomkins are all injured.
Edinson Cavani faces a late fitness test for United, but Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Phil Jones are definitely unavailable for Solskjaer.
Man Utd look set to qualify for the Champions League but their recent form of two wins in seven Premier League games could be somewhat of a concern for the Old Trafford faithful.
Also potentially worrying for Solskjaer’s men is that they have managed only four clean sheets in 14 matches against teams in the bottom half this season, which could open the door for the Eagles on Wednesday.
Indeed, Palace have scored in all but one of the seven home games they have played against teams above them, netting a total of 10 times in those fixtures.
Both teams to score is offered at Evens(2.0) with bet365 and looks a strong selection here, having paid out in nine of United’s 13 away games this season and in five of Palace’s six home matches against top-half sides.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.