Match Preview : Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

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Manchester United secured back-to-back wins in all competitions for the first time since September when they beat Tottenham 1-0 on Sunday. With other results going in their favour, they are now only six points adrift of fourth place ahead of the midweek fixtures.

Crystal Palace are unbeaten in two matches after their 3-3 draw with Hull on Saturday but are still a long way from securing their Premier League safety. Naijabet.com

Their defending has been abysmal this season and they are only three points above the bottom three. Their last seven league games have seen a staggering five goals a game!

Alan Pardew is potentially now on a defining run in his tenure as Palace boss with matches against United, Chelsea and Arsenal to come in their next four matches. The Eagles have the chance to get some revenge here following their FA Cup final defeat to United in May.

Match Preview : Sunderland vs Chelsea

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Chelsea have won nine league games in a row during a single season for the first time since Jose Mourinho’s first stint as manager at Stamford Bridge.

They were perhaps fortunate to come away with a 1-0 win over West Brom at the weekend but they are still three points clear at the top of the league nonetheless.

Sunderland looked to be on the right track before being thrashed 3-0 away to relegation rivals Swansea on Saturday. David Moyes’ side have still won three of their last five league games but that wasn’t an ideal result ahead of a tough run of fixtures. Naijabet.com

The Black Cats have won each of their last two at home and Moyes will be hoping to draw confidence from the fact they return to home soil for this midweek fixture.

Sunderland are unbeaten in their last two league games against Chelsea but aren’t expected to get anything from this fixture.

PL Match Preview : Manchester United vs Tottenham

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Manchester United are playing well but are being punished for their inability to convert the chances they are creating. They are six points behind Tottenham and a defeat here would surely put an end to their chances of finishing in the top four let alone the title.

Tottenham have started to find some rhythm in recent weeks and also need a win to keep pace with the four teams in front of them. Mauricio Pochettino’s side start the weekend three points behind Manchester City, although that gap could be more by the time they kick off on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho’s side haven’t won back-to-back games in all competitions since September but the need to beat Tottenham here is huge and Mourinho will ensure the players know that before the game.

This is a tough match to call, in which Tottenham should be very confident of getting a result. The way in which United are playing, they need to be at least two goals ahead with five minutes remaining to see out the win. Place your bet on Naijabet.com

Team News

Manchester United – Eric Bailly marked his return to first-team action with a solid 90-minute showing against Zorya in the Europa League on Thursday and will partner Phil Jones at the heart of Manchester United’s defence on Sunday.

PL Match Preview : Manchester United vs West Ham

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Jose Mourinho recorded his biggest managerial win in exactly 12 months when Manchester United thrashed Feyenoord 4-0 on Thursday but his side must now transfer that form into the Premier League where it really counts.

West Ham are in an awful place and should really be there for the taking for United on Sunday. However, Slaven Bilic’s side have a good recent record against United and most notably beat them 3-2 in their last ever game at Upton Park last season.

How their fans wish they were still playing there and not at the London Stadium.

United have only won one of their last six league matches and need to get back to winning ways in order to avoid losing further ground on their title rivals. They are already nine points behind Chelsea and cannot afford to lose more points. Naijabet.com

The last two matches between these two sides at Old Trafford have ended in draws, but United really have to put West Ham to the sword this weekend. Only Hull (27) have conceded more goals than the Hammers in the Premier League this season and United should be looking to inflict further misery on Bilic here.

Match Preview : Manchester United vs Feyenoord

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Feyenoord’s superb start to the season has slowed considerably in recent weeks. They have only managed two wins in their last six matches and slipped to their first league defeat of the season to strugglers Go Ahead Eagles before the international break.

Manchester United produced their best performance under Jose Mourinho against Arsenal and were unlucky not to have come away with all the points.

They are currently third in their Europa League group with two games remaining and one point behind Fenerbahce and Thursday’s opponents Feyenoord.

Feyenoord pulled off a shock 1-0 win in the reverse fixture back in September, but United are in a better place this time around. They have been unlucky in recent matches but need to start taking all the chances they are creating. Naijabet.com

United have a shocking record in this competition, having only won four of their 12 previous matches. Three of those have come on home soil and, with a win needed, should come away with all the points here.

Match Preview : Manchester United vs Arsenal

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Both sides come into this fixture with a number of player absences to deal with. Manchester United’s defence has been butchered ahead of this huge clash with Arsenal, while they will also be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Captain Wayne Rooney is also a huge question mark. Arsenal, meanwhile, will be vulnerable at right-back without Hector Bellerin, while Alexis Sanchez’s involvement will depend on how he recovers from international duty. Place bet on your team on Naijabet.com

Jose Mourinho has never lost a competitive fixture against Arsene Wenger, a run that spans 14 matches. In fact, Arsenal have failed to score against a Mourinho side since 2007, a run that stretches across five matches.

However, United are not in great shape coming into this fixture. They have failed to win each of their last two home league matches.

Match Preview : Swansea vs Manchester United

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Manchester United have not won any of their last four league matches and Jose Mourinho was left furious after watching his side lose 2-1 to Fenerbahce on Thursday.

Mourinho has a big problem in midfield this weekend with Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba both expected to miss out.

Swansea haven’t won any of their last nine competitive matches and have lost seven of those.

They are in bad shape coming into this match but do have a good recent record against United having won the last two matches at home 2-1. With United in poor shape themselves, Swansea could pull off a shock result here. Naijabet.com

Team News

Swansea – Kyle Naughton isn’t expected to feature after being forced off against Stoke on Monday with an injury, which means Angel Rangel is set to deputize.

Match Preview : Manchester United vs Burnley

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Manchester United bounced back from their 4-0 defeat to Chelsea last weekend with a 1-0 win over Manchester City on Wednesday night to advance to the League Cup quarter finals.

They must now turn their attentions to Saturday where they need to beat Burnley to avoid dropping further behind the league leaders, with six points currently between them and Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.

Burnley pulled off a surprise 2-1 win over Everton last time out, but have lost all three of their away games in the league thus far and have conceded three goals in each of them.

They cannot continue that form away from home and need to change that quickly, although that is easier said than done.

The home side have scored three goals in each of their previous two home meetings with Burnley, which does not bode well for Sean Dyche’s side this weekend. Naijabet.com

However, United have endured a a tough schedule in the last few weeks and fatigue could definitely play a part this weekend.

Match Preview : Chelsea vs Manchester United

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Chelsea have won both of their last two matches since changing to a back three and that looks to have given the team a new lease of life.

They have also kept a clean sheet in both of those matches but Sunday’s clash with Manchester United will serve their new formation its first real test.

Jose Mourinho will be desperate to get one over on his former club after being sacked by Chelsea in December. He returns to Stamford Bridge for the first time since his dismissal and only the second time ever as the opposition manager.

He took his Inter side there in March 2010 and recorded a 1-0 win en route to winning the Champions League with the Serie A giants.

United are unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions but haven’t won at Stamford Bridge since October 2012. The away side cannot afford to drop many more points if they want to challenge for the title this season, which means a win is almost mandatory here. Naija and Bet

Mourinho and Conte’s paths have only crossed on one occasion (Atalanta vs Inter in December 2009) in which the match finished as a draw. That looks like the most likely outcome here, but you wouldn’t be surprised to see the ‘Special One’ enjoy a special return to Chelsea.

Team News

Chelsea – Willian missed their win over Leicester last weekend following the death of his mother and it remains to be seen whether he is in the right frame of mind to return this weekend. Pedro is on standby to retain his place if Antonio Conte is without the Brazilian.

Match Preview : Manchester United vs Stoke City

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Manchester United struggled to a 1-0 win over Zorya on Thursday, which has killed some of the momentum gained from their 4-1 win over Leicester in the league last weekend. Jose Mourinho will want to finish on a high before the international break.

Stoke managed to stop the bleeding last time out but still only managed a 1-1 draw with West Brom. The absence of Jack Butland is really being felt between the sticks, although Xherdan Shaqiri’s return should improve their play going forward.

United haven’t lost at home to Stoke since 1976. They’ve won 15 of the resulting 16 matches at Old Trafford since then and Mourinho will not accept anything else other than three points.

They cannot afford to fall further behind their title rivals before the second international break of the season and should overcome a Stoke side short on confidence.

Manchester United – Wayne Rooney overcame a back problem to feature off the bench in Thursday’s 1-0 win over Zorya in the Europa League. Anthony Martial also made his first appearance after missing their last two matches through injury. Luke Shaw is suffering from illness and may miss out here.
David De Gea, Daley Blind, Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia were given the night off and are expected to return to the starting XI on Thursday.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is also pushing for a return to the United first-team having missed their last five matches but he may not be risked until after the international despite returning to training earlier this week.
Stoke – Shay Given has lost his spot between the sticks to 33-year-old Lee Grant. It cannot be underestimated how badly they need Jack Butland back.
Match Fact
Man Utd have won their last eight home matches against Stoke in all competitions.
Man Utd have won 9 of their last 11 Premier League home matches.
Man Utd have scored at least two goals in their last 8 home matches against Stoke in all competitions.
Man Utd have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last seven Premier League home matches.
Man United have seen over 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 8 home matches against Stoke in all competitions.
Stoke have lost 5 of their last 6 away matches in Premier League.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man Utd‘s last games (Premier League).

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Manchester United has 1.31 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Stoke City has 9.o0 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 5.11