Man Utd Safe Play vs. Defeated Palace Makes 'Under' the Soccer Pick

Friday, October 30, 2015 1:42 PM UTC

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 1:42 PM UTC

Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United this weekend, and, of all the matches in the EPL, this looks to be a tricky betting puzzle to solve. Let's check the soccer odds and join in for a free pick.

Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United
After a soaring start to the new season, The Eagles are on a downward spiral at the present, and after three successive defeats, it is the first mini-crisis Alan Pardew has had to deal with since his return to South London.

The home side will be cheered on by some of the most passionate and vocal fans in the Premier League, but will that be enough to see them to victory? Pardew's men are a tasty 4.0 with Coral to win this and, looking at the stats, well, it's not a price that would tempt me in.

The stats make unpleasant reading for Palace supporters. The home side haven't won this fixture in the last eight renewals and their last win was way back in 1991, and they've never beaten the 20 times champions at Selhurst Park in the Premier League. But, before we start lumping on the visitors, the problem for me is that Manchester United, despite sitting pretty in 5th position in the Premier League, they aren't very good and they look too short also at the 2.10 with William Hill.

Last weekend's 0-0 Manchester derby draw was one of the worst matches I've ever seen in the Premier League and, in midweek, they played their part in another goalless affair, this time at home to Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup.
The jury is out on Wayne Rooney, but I strongly believe that England's record goalscorer should be dropped, as he doesn't look like scoring in a United shirt, and, if Louis van Gaal perceives with the skipper in this one, well, in my opinion they should be taken on.


Odds Overview
I'm going to have to wait to see the starting XI and the change in the soccer odds before I place my soccer picks, but I will be backing this game to see under 2.5 goals as United have a massive clash in the Champions League next week against CSKA Moscow, and they will rest players ahead of that. Hence, this could turn out to be a yet another disappointing affair.

Under 2.5 goals is 1.80 with Skybet and that looks decent, as it's been a winner in the last three Manchester United matches, and the goal drought looks set to continue again. Whilst I'm on the goals theme, or lack of them, both teams to score as "no" has been a winner in four of the last five times these two have met at Selhurst Park, and at 2.00 with PaddyPower, that is another on my betradar.

Free Soccer Pick: Under 2½; Both Teams to Score - "No"

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