Update Post: November 30, 2023 4:45 pm
Manchester United-Crystal Palace. Bruno Fernandes as Erik ten Hag’s hope
Nikolay Pavlov September 25, 2023, 12:30 Moscow time
The captain of the ‘red devils’ will also help the coach.
The League Cup third round match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace will take place on September 26. Starts at 22:00 Moscow time. The experts have already made a prediction, they consider the hosts as favorites: you can bet that the Red Devils will win with odds of 1.58. The success of the Eagles is estimated at 5.50. The odds of a tie are 4.20.
Bookmaker odds for the Manchester United – Crystal Palace League Cup match on September 26, 2023
Bookmakers believe that the match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace will be productive: a total of more than 2.5 goals is equal to 1.78, and a total of less than 2.5 goals is equal to 2.04. If the hosts score, the odds will be 1.12. An away goal is available at odds of 1.59. They offer to bet on “both will score” for 1.82.
Analysis and forecast for the League Cup match Manchester United – Crystal Palace (26.09.2023)
The League Cup third round match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace will begin on September 26 at Old Trafford. The starting whistle will sound at 22:00 Moscow time. Red Devils coach Erik ten Hag is going through a difficult time in his career. A win over the Eagles will help ease the pressure on the specialist.
Manchester United are among the clubs under pressure. The press inflates the smallest problem to incredible proportions. This is what happened at the beginning of the season. As soon as Ten Hag’s team lost three games in a row, against Arsenal (1-3), Brighton (1-3) and Bayern (3-4), a wave of criticism arose, they began to talk seriously about the crisis, without taking into account objective reasons.
No one bothered to notice that the team had issues with its roster. Mason Mount, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Sofyan Amrabat all missed the games through injuries. Anthony and Jadon Sancho have been removed from the squad for various reasons. That is, those players who were key figures in the tactical scheme in the off-season were left out of the game.
There are also unfounded accusations against the goalkeeper. In fact, André Onana made several serious mistakes, but the Cameroonian is going through a period of adaptation and will soon show his best side. He is a high-level goalkeeper, as he demonstrated in the last game with the Burgundy team.
The Red Devils beat Burnley 1-0 and Onana made several important saves. The goal was scored by the captain of the Red Devils, Bruno Fernandes. He is the leader of the Club not only on the football field. Recently, striker Marcus Rashford suffered an accident near the training ground and the Portuguese was the first to come to the rescue.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is no stranger to the increasing pressure for results and responded calmly to the 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa and the 0-0 draw at Fulham. The specialist trusts his players and knows that they are capable of scoring at least one goal against Manchester United.
It is important that Crystal Palace have scored in all away games of the season, taking into account all competitions. The Glaziers defeated Sheffield United (1-0) and Plymouth (4-2), drew with Brentford (1-1) and lost to Aston Villa (1-3).
Manchester United gained confidence after the victory over Burnley, demonstrating good teamwork. Captain Bruno Fernandes is in excellent shape, which will help the “Red Devils” to win or, in extreme cases, end regulation time in a draw. In turn, the “eagles” will probably be able to score. We recommend considering a bet that Manchester United will not lose and both will score at odds of 2.13.
Prediction and bets for the Manchester United – Crystal Palace League Cup match on September 26, 2023
Manchester United are nine points behind first place in the Premier League. It will be difficult to close the gap with the leader, so winning the League Cup is the Red Devils’ priority. Ten Hag is unlikely to experiment with composition, as the defeat will be a hard blow for him. At the same time, Crystal Palace is a difficult opponent who can score away from home. So we will bet that Manchester United will not lose and both will score at 2.13.
Tender: Manchester United will not lose and both will score at 2.13.