Date: 4th March 2021
Time: 1:45 AM (IST)
Venue: Selhurst Park Stadium
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Crystal Palace will lock horns with Manchester United in an exciting fixture in the Premier League this week. Both the teams are coming into this contest on the back of dull draws (Man Utd against Chelsea and Crystal Palace against Fulham). The fans would be hoping for a better display as the two teams clash at the Selhurst Park. While the Reds would look to reduce the gap to league-leaders Man City, the Eagles would be hoping to do a league double over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
The hosts will be without their leading goal-scorer this season, Wilfried Zaha. A few key players, including Nathan Clyne, James McArthur, Connor Wickham, Jaffrey Schlupp, Mamadou Sakho, Nathan Fergusin, James Tomkins and Wayne Hennessey will most likely be unavailable for this high-voltage contest.
The visitors are likely to be without the services of their star striker Edinson Cavani, who has been sustaining a muscle problem. Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Phil Jones are the other key players who are expected to be unavailable for this contest. With Manchester derby round the corner, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can rotate a few players, with Nemanja Matic and Anthony Martial expected to start this game.
The Eagles are currently at 13th position in the Premier League standings, with only 9 wins in 26 matches. They have made some progress recently, getting 4 points in the last two matches. Christian Benteke’s stoppage-time winner earned them a crucial win against Brighton. Palace followed it up with a hard-fought 0-0 draw against Fulham on Sunday. Roy Hodgson would be hoping to do a league double over United, having beaten them 3-1 at Old Trafford in September, 2020.
The Red Devils are currently 12 points behind Manchester City and are pushing hard to keep themselves in the title-race. However, they have dropped a few points recently with 3 draws in their last 4 matches. Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s side did not create many chances against Chelsea on Sunday and would certainly be hoping for a better offensive performance against the Eagles. With Leicester City just a point behind them, United would be desperate to keep hold of their second spot in the table.
Probable Playing 11
Vicente Guaita, Joel Ward, Cheikhou Kouyate, Gary Cahill, Patrick van Aanholt, Andros Townsend, Luka Milivojevic, Jairo Riedewald, Eberechi Eze, Christian Benteke, Jean-Philippe Mateta
David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic, Fred, Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Vicente Guaita
Defenders: Gary Cahill, Patrick van Aanholt, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire
Midfielders: Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Andros Townsend, Eberechi Eze
Strikers: Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Christian Benteke
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