Carabao Cup: Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
The Red Devils start their Carabao Cup title defence against the Eagles
Manchester United will host Crystal Palace in the third round of the Carabao Cup, Manchester United are the defending champions of the Carabao Cup, having beaten Newcastle United in the final last season. They have won the competition five times.
Crystal Palace have never won the Carabao Cup, but they did reach the final in 2016, where they lost to Manchester United, the final ended in a 2-1 victory in the favour of the Red Devils. They are currently in the midst of a good run of form, having won two of their last six Premier League games.
Manchester United will want to grab as many victories as they can in the matches they are supposed to come out on top on paper, and they will look to build some momentum ahead of a busy period of fixtures.
Wednesday, 27 September 2023 at 8:00 PM BST (12:30 AM IST)
Location: Old Trafford
Manchester United (in all competitions): W-L-L-L-W
Crystal Palace (in all competitions): D-L-W-W-D
Players to watch in Manchester United vs Crystal Palace:
Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace):
Mateta is a valuable asset to Crystal Palace, and he is a player who has the potential to become a top striker in the Premier League. Mateta has started the season as Crystal Palace’s backup striker to Odsonne Edouard. However, Mateta has also been criticized for his lack of consistency. In some games, he has looked sharp and dangerous. In other games, he has looked anonymous and ineffective. He has played as a substitute in this Premier League season but in the EFL Cup, he started their second-round match and scored a hattrick in Crystal Palace’s win over Plymouth Argyle.
Hannibal Mejbri (Manchester United):
The young player was surprisingly given a chance to start in their Premier League match against Burnley on Saturday night, and he made the most of it. He was great at pressing the opposition players for most of the game. Hannibal Mejbri could become a first-teamer under manager Erik ten Hag after a stellar showing against Burnley in the Premier League. In his first start of the season, he had a passing accuracy of 91 per cent, winning four duels and two tackles, his energy on the pitch was something to look for in that match.
Trending World Football Articles:
- Manchester United have won their last three of their home matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions.
- In Crystal Palace’s recent against Fulham, they played a 0-0 draw at home, Eagles have now failed to win back-to-back matches.
- Manchester United ended a three-game losing streak at Burnley, thanks to a first-time volley scored by Bruno Fernandes.
Injury & team news for Manchester United vs Crystal Palace:
Michael Olise, Matheus Franca, Jefferson Lerma, James Tomkins and Naouirou Ahamada are absent ahead of their trip to Old Trafford. Dean Henderson may make his Crystal Palace debut against his former employers in the Carabao clash.
Erik ten Hag could hand a debut to Altay Bayindir on Tuesday night, while Sofyan Amrabat could also make his first start of the season. Harry Maguire and Mason Mount will be assessed, but no fewer than eight players are missing for the home side.
Head to Head
Total matches – 54
Manchester United wins – 33
Crystal Palace wins – 9
Draws – 12
Predicted lineup for Manchester United vs Crystal Palace:
Manchester United lineup:
Bayindir; Dalot, Varane, Evans, Reguilon; Mctominay, Amrabat; Fernandes, Mejbri, Garnacho; Hojlund
Crystal Palace predicted lineup :
Henderson; Mithcell, Guehi, Richards, Clyne; Hughes, Riedewald; Schlupp, Eze, Rak-Sakyi; Mateta
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Match prediction for Manchester United vs Crystal Palace:
The two Premier League sides face off twice in the space of four days this week, and it’s one that United could edge. Fresh off a badly needed win last night, Manchester United will next look up to winning the game comfortably against Crystal Palace, they will be more motivated to win the match. Crystal Palace has the ability to shock the home fans whenever they visit Old Trafford, they will try to come out of the match as winners but it won’t be easy when they face a better squad.
Prediction: Manchester United 3-1 Crystal Palace
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