Manchester United will host Crystal Palace in the seventh round of Premier League matches on September 30th. The Red Devils will look forward to winning this easy looking fixture. They haven’t lost any of this season’s games, including the Champions League and the Carabao Cup matches. Although they are an unbeaten team this season, they are at the second spot of the Premier League table.

United’s local rivals Manchester City as the League Leaders right now with same points (16) but with more goal difference. To overtake City, United have to beat the Eagles as City will be playing against the defending champions Chelsea in this round.

Chelsea currently has 13 points, and they won’t like to drop any more points, especially by losing against the title contenders club.

The Eagles currently sit at the bottom of the Premier League table. The team hasn’t won any Premier League match, having six games played this campaign. No goals scored, no points, and thirteen goals already conceded. This is the worst Premier League start by the Eagles in years. The team’s board directors surprised everyone when they sacked their newly hired manager Frank de Boer just after five games and 77 days in charge. Now The Eagles have Roy Hodgson as their new manager. New manager’s plans haven't been going in the supposed way either; as they lost their last game against the league leaders City by 0-5.

What to expect in the match?

Apparently, The Eagles will be playing as the underdog side at Old Trafford. United has dropped two points this campaign so far. United’s offensive players have been performing excellently. Their Belgian striker, Romelu Lukaku has found the back of the net eight times in eight games for his new club.

United’s wunderkinds Rashford and Martial are at the top of their form right now. The Armenian midfielder Mkhitaryan has directly involved in seven goals this campaign, assisting six times and scoring one. The Spaniard goalkeeper De Gea has managed to keep five clean sheets in the six Premier League games.

United loaned their prodigy defender Fosu-Mensah to Crystal Palace.

Fosu-Mensah will be with the Eagles until the end of the season. He has started six games for Crystal Palace and performed up to mark so far. Defence of Crystal Palace is performing up to mark, but their the midfielders and the attacking players have been struggling to play a possessive game. The team hasn’t scored a single goal this season which proves, Crystal palace need improvements in their midfield and attacking departments

United is favorite to win the game. United boss, Jose knows how to win these games. However, this is Premier League; fans expect unexpected in every round. Who knows what plans do Roy Hodgson has to snatch all the three points or, at least one point from the Red Devils.

Possible lineups

The Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini is unlikely to feature in the game as he has sustained a minor injury after their last game against Southampton. Jose can bring the Spaniard midfielder Herrera to replace the Belgian. Except for this change, there’s slight possibility that the manager will make more changes.

Predicted lineup for United

  • GK: De Gea
  • Defenders: Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Young
  • Midfielders: Herrera, Matic
  • Att. mid: Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford
  • Striker: Lukaku

For the Eagles, Hodgson can make many changes in playing-11 as his current starters aren’t productive so far. The defensive line is likely to be same from the last match, but players in mid and attack can be replaced.

Predicted lineup for Crystal Palace

  • GK: Hennessey
  • Defenders: Kelly, Mensah, Sakho, Aanholt
  • Midfielders: Milivojev, Riedewald
  • Att Mid: Townsend, Chung-Yong, Schlupp
  • Striker: Sako