EFL Cup: Round 3
Stadium: Old Trafford
26th September 2023
Manchester United will welcome Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in Round 3 of the EFL Cup. These Premier League teams will have o battle it out to reach next round. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Manchester United form
Manchester United's performance against Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday was not particularly impressive. However, they were able to secure a crucial victory thanks to a fantastic volley from Bruno Fernandes. This win put an end to their three-game losing streak and relieved some of the pressure on head coach Erik ten Hag. So far this season, the Red Devils have won three matches and lost three in the league. They also began their Champions League group-stage campaign with a 4-3 loss to Bayern Munich last week. In their upcoming fixtures, Manchester United will play four consecutive matches at home. They will face Crystal Palace twice, with the second encounter being a league match scheduled for next weekend. They will also host Galatasaray in the Champions League at the beginning of October. Before the international break, Ten Hag's team will take on Brentford at home. If they manage to win all four of these matches, it would greatly improve the atmosphere at the club. Despite being back in the Champions League, Manchester United, as the reigning EFL Cup champions, have high hopes of advancing far in the competition once again.
Manchester United Predicted Lineup
Bayindir; Dalot, Lindelof, Evans, Reguilon; McTominay, Amrabat, Eriksen; Pellistri, Martial, Garnacho
Crystal Palace form
Palace has yet to secure a victory in both the EFL Cup and the FA Cup, despite their strong performances in the finals of the latter competition in 1989-90 and 2015-16, where they were defeated by Man United on both occasions. This season, Palace already played in the EFL Cup, triumphing over Plymouth Argyle with a 4-2 scoreline to progress to the third round. In the current Premier League campaign of 2023-24, Palace has had a decent start, earning two wins, two draws, and two losses in their first six games, enabling them to accumulate eight points. These results position them in ninth place in the league, just one spot and one point behind their upcoming opponents. In their recent away match on September 16, Roy Hodgson's team suffered a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa and subsequently played to a goalless draw against Fulham at home. Now, Palace faces back-to-back visits to Old Trafford, where they have claimed victory in the past, winning 3-1 in September 2020. However, in the corresponding match last season, Man United emerged victorious with a 2-1 scoreline.
Crystal Palace Predicted Lineup
Henderson; Clyne, Richards, Holding, Mitchell; Riedewald, Hughes; Rak-Sakyi, Eze, Schlupp; Mateta
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Expert Tips
The victory of Man United against Burnley held great significance, and it is crucial for the club's atmosphere to evolve positively leading up to this match. Both teams' coaches will introduce alterations, yet we are confident that the Red Devils will secure their progression into the next round of the cup tournament. We expect both the teams to be on the scoresheet in this game.