Opta Stats: Manchester United v Crystal Palace

Can Manchester United read from the script and beat Crystal Palace?
Can Manchester United read from the script and beat Crystal Palace?

Can Manchester United get back to winning ways when they face struggling Crystal Palace? Opta gives their verdict.

"Man Utd have kept just two clean sheets in their last 12 Premier League games at Old Trafford."

Over 3.5 goals is 2.35.

No Barclays Premier League team has had more players sent off than Manchester United in 2014 (5). While Palace have had a player sent off in two of the last three league meetings with Man Utd. The likely odds of a player being sent off are 6.05/1.

Manchester United have made their worst start to a Premier League season, with just 13 points from 10 games. Their previous worst was 17 points. Having finished seventh last season, you can lay them to finish in the top six at 1.292/7.

Palace have failed to score in eight of the 10 Premier League meetings with Manchester United. The home side are 2.166/5 to keep a clean sheet.

Robin van Persie has scored a penalty in each of his two Premier League appearances against Palace. Van Persie is 2.01/1 to score.

Both meetings in the Premier League last season saw van Persie open the scoring and Rooney net a second for United in 2-0 victories. Rooney is 2.26/5 to find the net.

The Red Devils have won 10 and drawn two of the last 12 league meetings with the Eagles since Palace won 3-0 in May 1991. United are 1.321/3 to win.

Crystal Palace have scored a higher proportion of goals from set pieces than any other team in the Premier League (57%). Centre-back Scott Dann is 15.014/1 to score.

Man Utd have kept just two clean sheets in their last 12 Premier League games at Old Trafford. Over 3.5 goals is 2.35.

Crystal Palace have conceded at least two goals in each of their last six Premier League away games. United are 1.875/6 to win half-time/full-time.

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