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EPL: United vs Palace

Manchester United and Crystal Palace will face off on Saturday at Old Traford Stadium in the Premier League second round match. The Red Devils skipped the opening round when they had a long break due to having to attend the later stages of the Europa League, while the Eagles are 8th with 3 points.

Manchester United won their last meeting with Crystal Palace 2-0 away from Selhurst Park in London in July this year. Last season, the Eagles scored their only victory in their last 20 clashes, as they surprised the Reds with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford. None of the last 5 encounters ended with a victory for the home team, as 4 away teams had won. 3 of those matches had more than 2.5 goals and each match saw a goal in both teams. Manchester United's most recent match was in a friendly against Aston Villa on Friday, the Red Devils have lost 0-1. The team is currently experiencing 2 consecutive defeats, as their previous match was a loss to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals. Only 2 of their last 5 matches have more than 2.5 goals, and only 2 similar matches are 2 teams conceding. Summer signing Donny van de Beek is supposed to make his Premier League debut this weekend after moving from Ajax, Dutch football pundits often compare him to Davy Klaassen for playing aggressively shuffled in the middle. Donny van de Beek scored 9 goals for Amsterdammers last Eredivisie season and provided 10 assists to his teammates.

Crystal Palace have been knocked out of the EFL Cup, as they were eliminated on penalties by relegated Bournemouth on Tuesday, after no goals were scored in regular time. The Eagles had a slight 1-0 victory over Southampton in the opening round of the Premier League last weekend and were unbeaten for a steady 90 minutes in their last 7 opening matches. Only 1 of the last 8 matches of Crystal Palace ended with a victory for the visitors. Eagle's last 5 matches ended with both teams scoring at least 1 goal, Crystal Palace could keep a clean sheet in all four remaining matches, and more than 2 goals were scored in just one time.