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Manchester United FC vs. Crystal Palace FC 3/3/2021 EPL Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Manchester United FC challenges Crystal Palace FC on 3/3/2021 at 3:15PM

Manchester United FC encounters Crystal Palace FC in a regular season match. Manchester United FC with a record of 14-8-4 this season comes into this game with a 8-5-0 record on the road. Crystal Palace FC is 9-6-11 this season and is 4-4-5 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Manchester United FC and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. Crystal Palace FC played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Crystal Palace FC and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their previous match, Crystal Palace FC came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Their home crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic is hungry for a win.

The Manchester United FC Roster

The Players to Watch for the Manchester United FC

Harry Maguire DF

As a shooter, Harry Maguire had 29 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Harry Maguire had 9 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Harry Maguire has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Harry Maguire has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Harry Maguire has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Harry Maguire has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 31 fouls this season. He has drawn 23 fouls this season in EPL action.

Bruno Fernandes MF

Bruno Fernandes has 77 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Bruno Fernandes had 28 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Bruno Fernandes has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Bruno Fernandes has 15 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Bruno Fernandes has 7 Yellow Cards this season. Bruno Fernandes has 8 Red Cards this season. He has committed 28 fouls this season. He has drawn 39 fouls this season in EPL action.

Marcus Rashford FW

Marcus Rashford has 57 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Marcus Rashford had 28 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Marcus Rashford has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Marcus Rashford has 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Marcus Rashford has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marcus Rashford has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 30 fouls this season in EPL action.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka DF

As a shooter, Aaron Wan-Bissaka had 7 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka had 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Aaron Wan-Bissaka had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 21 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in EPL action.

Victor Lindelöf DF

Victor Lindelöf has 4 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Victor Lindelöf had 1 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Victor Lindelöf had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Manchester United FC teammates, Victor Lindelöf had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Victor Lindelöf has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Victor Lindelöf has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in EPL action.

Luke Shaw DF

As a shooter, Luke Shaw had 5 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Luke Shaw had 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Luke Shaw had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Luke Shaw has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Luke Shaw has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luke Shaw has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 28 fouls this season. He has drawn 18 fouls this season in EPL action.

Fred MF

Fred has 20 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Fred had 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Fred had 17 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Manchester United FC teammates, Fred had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Fred has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Fred has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 30 fouls this season. He has drawn 20 fouls this season in EPL action.

Anthony Martial FW

As a shooter, Anthony Martial had 40 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Anthony Martial has 18 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Anthony Martial had 15 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Anthony Martial has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Anthony Martial has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Anthony Martial has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 14 fouls this season. He has drawn 25 fouls this season in EPL action.

The Crystal Palace FC Roster

The Players to Watch for the Crystal Palace FC

Cheikhou Kouyaté DF

Cheikhou Kouyaté has 7 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Cheikhou Kouyaté had 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Cheikhou Kouyaté has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Cheikhou Kouyaté has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Cheikhou Kouyaté has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Cheikhou Kouyaté has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 21 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in EPL action.

Eberechi Eze MF

As a shooter, Eberechi Eze had 23 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Eberechi Eze had 8 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Eberechi Eze has 19 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Eberechi Eze has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Eberechi Eze has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Eberechi Eze has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 48 fouls this season in EPL action.

Wilfried Zaha FW

As a shooter, Wilfried Zaha had 43 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Wilfried Zaha has 14 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Wilfried Zaha had 18 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Crystal Palace FC teammates, Wilfried Zaha had 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Wilfried Zaha has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Wilfried Zaha has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed 22 fouls this season. He has drawn 56 fouls this season in EPL action.

Luka Milivojević MF

As a shooter, Luka Milivojević had 12 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Luka Milivojević has 4 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Luka Milivojević has 17 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Luka Milivojević has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Luka Milivojević has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luka Milivojević has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 27 fouls this season. He has drawn 25 fouls this season in EPL action.

Andros Townsend MF,FW

As a shooter, Andros Townsend had 21 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Andros Townsend has 7 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Andros Townsend had 18 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Andros Townsend has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Andros Townsend has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Andros Townsend has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 22 fouls this season. He has drawn 36 fouls this season in EPL action.

James McArthur MF

James McArthur has 6 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but James McArthur had 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

James McArthur has 16 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. James McArthur has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

James McArthur has 0 Yellow Cards this season. James McArthur has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 32 fouls this season. He has drawn 14 fouls this season in EPL action.

Jordan Ayew FW,MF

As a shooter, Jordan Ayew had 18 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Jordan Ayew has 7 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Jordan Ayew has 15 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Crystal Palace FC teammates, Jordan Ayew had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jordan Ayew has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jordan Ayew has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 27 fouls this season. He has drawn 46 fouls this season in EPL action.

Patrick van Aanholt DF

As a shooter, Patrick van Aanholt had 15 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Patrick van Aanholt has 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Patrick van Aanholt had 13 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Crystal Palace FC teammates, Patrick van Aanholt had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Patrick van Aanholt has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Patrick van Aanholt has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in EPL action.

Manchester United FC Team Stats

The Manchester United FC Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Manchester United FC was able to score 1.38 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Manchester United FC scored those goals off assists 72.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Manchester United FC converted on 0.31 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Manchester United FC attempts 5.46 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Manchester United FC is able to get 39.1% of their shots to be on goal(target). They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Manchester United FC Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Manchester United FC was able to hold opponents to -3.45 goals. Manchester United FC plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 0.05 shots were saved by Manchester United FC goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

Manchester United FC goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 6400.0% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. Manchester United FC goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 9% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







Manchester United FC Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Manchester United FC had 2.35 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Manchester United FC is in the top 15 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Manchester United FC has successfully intercepted 11.58 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Manchester United FC in the top 55 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Manchester United FC has committed 0.0 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Manchester United FC is in the top 35 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Manchester United FC drew 12.23 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Manchester United FC is in the top 15 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Manchester United FC committed an offside 10.54 times. Manchester United FC is in the top 45 percentile in offside calls against them.

Crystal Palace FC Team Stats

The Crystal Palace FC Offensive Stats and Metrics

Crystal Palace FC scored 0.77 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Crystal Palace FC was able to score 2 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Crystal Palace FC converted on 0.30 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Crystal Palace FC attempts 3.15 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Crystal Palace FC is able to get 35.5% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Crystal Palace FC Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Crystal Palace FC was able to hold opponents to -4.67 goals. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. Crystal Palace FC goalkeepers fended off 0.06 shots per 90 minutes. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Crystal Palace FC goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 8100.0% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. Crystal Palace FC goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 5% of the time. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.

Crystal Palace FC Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Crystal Palace FC had 1.73 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Crystal Palace FC is in the top 56 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Crystal Palace FC had 9.77 interceptions. This puts Crystal Palace FC in the top 85 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Crystal Palace FC commits 0.04 fouls. This puts Crystal Palace FC in the top 80 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Crystal Palace FC drew 10.62 fouls. Crystal Palace FC is in the top 75 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Crystal Palace FC had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 11.54 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Crystal Palace FC in the top 85 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Manchester United FC vs. Crystal Palace FC Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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