19th Sep 2020 | Premier League

United In Efficiency Drive

United should have most of their stars available for selection in the end, whereas Palace remain heavily depleted. But the Londoners' defence rarely folds completely and a 1-0 or 2-0 home win looks most likely.

Manchester United finished 2019-20 on a 14-match unbeaten league run which probably justifies odds around the 1/3 mark on them taking three points when they start their new campaign a week behind the pack.

But while those odds won’t excite anyone, that quickly becomes 11/4 with Skybet if you back the Red Devils to win with under 2.5 goals in the match.

This looks shrewd when you consider Crystal Palace are masters of the low-scoring encounter. Only Sheffield Utd matches produced fewer goals last season; hardly surprising when you consider the Eagles ranked 19th for goals scored, but had a top half performance for goals conceded.

Back United to have to work for their victory at Old Trafford on their opener.

Odds correct at time of publishing: 09:03 19th Sep, 2020 but subject to change