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Man Utd v Crystal Palace: Comfortable win expected for the Red Devils

Posted 28th November 2011

This should be a relatively straight-forward tie for Manchester United in the Carling Cup. They welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford for the quarter-finals of the competition and they are firm favourites to progress at 2/9 with Unibet. A Crystal Palace win is 23/2 with the same betting firm and a draw is offered at 23/5.

United failed to close the gap on Man City in the Premier League on Saturday when they could only draw 1-1 with Newcastle. Sir Alex Ferguson is expected to make wholesale changes for this game but it still should be a strong line-up. Players such as Berbatov, Antonia Valencia and Park Ji Sung will come into the side for the quarter-final clash.

To reach this stage of the competition, United defeated both Aldershot and Leeds United away from home. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, played all of their games at Selhurst Park to progress and defeated Wigan, Middlesbrough and Southampton along the way.

Palace are currently 10th in the Championship and have lost two of their last three in the league. They are coming off a 0-0 draw at home to Millwall at the weekend.

They have been solid at the back so far this season with just 17 goals conceded in 18 league matches but upfront they have struggled and have scored just 18 goals. In their last two away games in the Championship they have failed to get on the scoresheet. This doesn't bode well for their trip to Old Trafford and you would have to back them not to score on Wednesday night at 10/11 with Unibet.

United have won both their games in the tournament so far with 3-0 victories and if they can repeat that scoreline against Palace, Unibet offer that correct score at 7/1. United's line-up will have some good attacking players as mentioned above and they should comfortably get on the scoresheet a few times on Wednesday.

This also means that over 2.5 goals for the game is a must and should be backed at 6/11 with Unibet.

United don't offer much value in the match odds so it is better to back them in the halftime/fulltime market at 4/7 with Unibet.

Tip #1: Back Crystal Palace not to score at 10/11 with Unibet.

Tip #2: Back Manchester United to win 3-0 at 7/1 with Unibet.

Tip #3: Back Over 2.5 goals at 6/11 with Unibet.

Tip #4: Back Man United/Man United in the fulltime/halftime market at 4/7 with Unibet.