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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Match Preview

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Crystal Palace faces a Liverpool team on Sunday afternoon that will be hungry to win. This is especially true after seeing Man City dropping points after their draw with Southampton on Saturday. But the Eagles will want to redeem themselves after the disappointing 3-0 loss at Anfield in the first game of the season. Honestly, the scoreline on that game was favourable to Liverpool, whilst they deserved to win, 3-0 makes it seem like it was a walkover, which it wasn’t.

With Liverpool having played on Thursday against Arsenal and with some key players out, Palace is in with a chance, especially with the home fans to back them. It’s going to be a tough match, but one that we’re looking forward to.

Crystal Palace Team News

Crystal Palace’s team is still going to be without the two key players, Zaha and Kouyate that are away at the AFCON (Africa Cup of Nations). Though, Jordan Ayew could make an appearance after Ghana was knocked out of the tournament in the group stages. He’s declared he doesn’t want to take a break after the Club was set to allow him 5 days rest. Whether Vieira sticks with Olise on the left or replaces him with Ayew is anyone’s guess.

James Tomkins and James McArthur are still out for the game with ongoing injuries, but there have been no other injuries announced so apart from these four players missing, it should be a full squad.

Liverpool Team News

Liverpool will still be without three of their players, this includes Salah, Mane, and Keita who are all on international duty at the AFCON. There’s also a chance that Joel Matip, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Fabinho are unavailable too, but will find this out when the team news is announced just before the match.

Diego Jota is the in-form man for the Reds and he needs to be without Salah and Mane. Palace will have to keep an eye on him as he can pose a threat at all times, even in the air.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Prediction

Our prediction for the Palace vs Liverpool match at Selhurst Park on 23rd January is that it will be a 2-1 to Liverpool. We doubt that Liverpool will manage three goals again with Mane and Salah absent, but we think they’ll have enough to win the match. Although, Palace’s home form has been good this season so we expect a strong performance and would even be happy with a draw.

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Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Match Preview & Prediction

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It was just over two weeks ago that Crystal Palace drew 1-1 with Manchester United in the league. That was at Selhurst Park, this time round it’s at Old Trafford, and with Erik Ten Hag’s United side now confirmed in their first final of the season they’re full of confidence.

Crystal Palace had a break last weekend as they were knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round against Southampton. Man United beat Championship side Reading 3-1 and then a few days later beat Forest in the League Cup semi-final.

It’s the first Premier League match after the January transfer window and with both sides signing new players on deadline day, we expect to see these new players involved in the match.

Keep reading for team news and our Man United vs Crystal Palace match prediction.

Crystal Palace team news

The main Crystal Palace team news before this match is that Wilfried Zaha is out for the foreseeable future with a hamstring injury. After not being able to finish the match against Newcastle, a scan revealed the extent of the injury. This will likely see Eze go out on the left wing in his place.

The Eagles made one permanent signing in the January window with Naouirou Ahamada coming from Stuttgart for £10m. The young 20-year-old French midfielder plays mainly as a number 8, but can also play as a 6 too. 

Arsenal’s Sambi Lokonga also signed for Palace on a six-month loan deal that will see him in red and blue until the end of the season. He’s looked lively for Arsenal when he’s played, especially in the Europa League, so we’re looking forward to seeing him perform for Palace.

Other injuries apart from Zaha are the long-term absentees, James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson. Plus, Joachim Andersen needs to be assessed and Vieira will likely give an update on his fitness before the match on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester United team news

Manchester United are in great form at the moment, but unfortunately, they’ll be without Eriksen after that horrific tackle from Andy Carroll in the FA Cup fourth-round tie. That was the reason they signed Marcel Sabitzer on loan on deadline day from Bayern Munich.

Wednesday night’s match with Nottingham Forest saw both Martial and Jadon Sancho make their returns after long periods out.

Other United players that won’t be available are Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek. Diogo Dalot was scheduled to return in time for this match, but after just coming back from a thigh injury, it’s likely that former Palace academy graduate Aaron Wan-Bissaka will start at right back.

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Prediction

With these two teams having played each other just over two weeks ago, it makes it a bit trickier to call the match. However, United are in their best form in years, and with Erik Ten Hag as manager, they look like they can’t lose at the moment.

That’s why our Man United vs Crystal Palace prediction is a home win for the Red Devils. We’re going for a 2-0 victory over the Eagles. Palace without Zaha and potentially still Andersen is going to be tough against a strong United side.

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Crystal Palace vs Newcastle Match Preview & Prediction

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Crystal Palace and Newcastle club badges over the pitch at Selhurst Park stadium

Crystal Palace’s tough run of fixtures continues with another home match this weekend against Eddie Howe’s high-flying Newcastle. After getting a draw against Man United, Vieira will be hoping his team can get more than one point against The Magpies.

Newcastle have had a rest during the week after defeating Fulham 1-0 at home last weekend. Mitrovic missed a penalty in that which kept Newcastle on their hunt for a top-four finish and some fans would argue a title charge too.

Palace deserved a point from the match with Manchester United especially after the performance against Chelsea last weekend too. Vieira will be pleased with his team, especially Olise, who pulled out a spectacular free kick to equalise.

Keep reading for the team news as well as our Crystal Palace vs Newcastle prediction.

Crystal Palace team news

Chris Richards stepped in for injured Joachim Andersen in the match with Manchester United on Wednesday night and put in a really solid performance. That was his first Premier League start and it looks like he’ll get his second as the Dane is still out injured. 

Richards needs game time to grow his confidence, but couldn’t break into the team ahead of Guehi or Andersen. He’d also suffered some injuries since signing for The Eagles. When they’re all fit, Vieira could switch to a back five as Richards is also calm on the ball.

James Tomkins wasn’t 100% fit to start in front of Richards, so we expect him to be on the bench as a replacement in defence. Most probably along with Joel Ward as Clyne was another Palace defender that had a good game against United.

Long-term absentees, James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson are both still out with injuries so won’t take part in this match and probably not the next either.

Newcastle United team news

Swedish striker Isak came on after the 70th minute with Fulham and got the winner in the 89th minute, showing why they spent out on him.

One transfer rumour is that Chris Wood could be on his way to Nottingham Forest on loan as he’s not featuring much due to Wilson and Isak’s form.

When it comes to Newcastle’s injuries, Howe will be without Krafth, Shelvey, and Targett. There are also question marks around the fitness of Brazilian midfielder, Guimaraes.

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle Prediction

Selhurst Park was somewhat of a fortress last season, but it hasn’t been that way this season. Vieira and his players will be wanting to change that and we think there might be a slight chance of a Palace win, but Newcastle are going to be a tough opponent.

Newcastle’s win against Fulham wasn’t as comfortable as they would’ve liked, but three points are three points and the winning momentum for them continues.

Our Crystal Palace vs Newcastle prediction is going to be another home draw like with Manchester United in midweek. We’re going for a 1-1 score draw, although it’s tough to call.

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Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Match Preview & Prediction

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Crystal Palace & Manchester United Logos Over Selhurst Park

After missing many matches in September, Crystal Palace now have three Premier League fixtures in the space of seven days. First, they host an in-form Manchester United side on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles last match on Sunday against Chelsea was a close tie with The Blues only winning by one goal. Palace need a result in this match as the last two home games have been thumpings from Fulham (3-0) and Spurs (4-0). However, getting a result against a Manchester United side that just beat Manchester City to make it nine wins in a row in the league isn’t an easy task!

Erik Ten Hag has turned his side around since last season and early on in this season so it’s hard to see past an away win for the Red Devils.

Keep reading to see the team news and our Crystal Palace vs Manchester United prediction.

Crystal Palace team news

To start, Andersen was forced off in the first half against Chelsea at the weekend with an injury. He was replaced by James Tomkins who put in a solid performance, seeing as he hasn’t had many minutes this season.

However, this could be a huge blow for Palace if the injury is more serious than it first appeared. Vieira confirmed after the match that it was the Dane’s calf that was giving him problems and that they had to wait to get the results from the scan before commenting further.

If Andersen is left out due to this injury we think that Vieira might switch to five in defence to counter United’s current strong attacking outfit. If he does that we expect to see Tomkins, Richards, and Guehi with Ward and Mitchell playing as wing-backs.

There was no update before or after the Chelsea on the status of James McArthur or Nathan Ferguson’s progression. So, will have to wait for his pre-match conference to hear if there’s an update since last week.

Manchester United team news

Erik Ten Hag still hasn’t called upon Jadon Sancho since the restart of the Premier League in December and it’s said that he’s under his own training schedule for the time being. The United manager wants his players to be 100% committed or else not bother. With the current form, he won’t be too bothered that Sancho isn’t available still.

Tuanzebe is another player that is lacking match fitness like Sancho so won’t feature in the squad against Palace. Donny Van de Beek is also out with a knee injury just as he started to show good progression since the start of the season.

We expect Rashford to be a key cog in the Manchester United team against Palace and the midfield will be tough with Casemiro dominating in the centre of the park for the Red Devils.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Prediction

With Crystal Palace having lost the first two home matches back after the restart, we don’t have high hopes in this match against a Manchester United side that are flying and looking to catch Arsenal.

Patrick Vieira often likes to play defensively against the top sides and we think that this will be the case against United. With that said, it’s hard to see Palace getting anything from the game even if they did win 1-0 in this same fixture at Selhurst Park last season.

Our Crystal Palace vs Manchester United prediction is going to be 2-0 to the away side with Rashford getting on the scoresheet.

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