Manchester United v Crystal Palace betting
On a weekend full of emotions, this week’s matches will be overshadowed by Gary Speed’s death. Minutes of respect are expected at all the matches but the games will still go ahead. Can Palace continue their excellent progression under the management of Dougie Freedman, or will United’s second string be able to march through to the Semi Finals?
Man Utd – Form (all competitions): WWWDD
United have had an easy run in this year’s Carling Cup. They have defeated Leeds and Aldershot and face another relatively easy side in the Quarter Finals. They’ll still have to work hard though, as Palace are a tough nut to crack this season.
In both matches this year, United have managed 3-0 victories. The best odds on a repeat of that scoreline are 7/1 from Boylesports.
Dimitar Berbatov is likely to continue his run in the side for Carling Cup matches. The best odds for him to score first are 7/2 from totesport and Betfred.
Crystal Palace – Form (all competitions): DDLLD
Palace’s season has hit a bit of a lull. They have failed to score in their last five games and they will find it difficult to score at the Theatre of Dreams. If they are to have a goal-scoring hero then it is likely to be their top scorer Wilfried Zaha. Zaha has scored 3 in the League Cup and the best odds for him to score anytime are 6/1 from William Hill.
Palace have got a great defence, but that will surely be tested out on Wednesday. If they are to somehow qualify, then you can get odds of 11/1 to win in 90 minutes (Bluesquare), 66/1 to win after extra time (bet365) or 40/1 to win on penalties (bet365)
Match Prediction: Man United to win – 1/4 (Victor Chandler)
United should be far too strong for Crystal Palace. With arch-rivals City dominating the league, Sir Alex Ferguson will want to ensure that the Blue side of Manchester don’t dominate all of the domestic competitions. Therefore, he will be expecting a polished job from his side, whether they’re the second string or not.
Berbatov to score a hat-trick: 20/1 totesport
Man United to win 5-1: 28/1 Skybet
Both teams to score: 6/5 Ladbrokes
Article by Nick Whittaker
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