Premier League: Crystal Palace v Manchester United

After losing ground on league leaders Manchester City at the weekend, Manchester United return to action with a visit to Selhurst Park on Wednesday night, as Crystal Palace host the Red Devils.

Roy Hodgson’s side will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run to three games, having drawn with relegation-battling Fulham at the weekend. Their last midweek fixture saw them pull off one of the season’s biggest smash and grab victories, as Christian Benteke’s injury time winner downed rivals Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to make it 10 without defeat in all competitions, a run stretching back to January, when Sheffield United shocked everyone by winning at Old Trafford. Two draws in recent weeks have dented their title hopes, with rivals City now 12 clear at the top of the table ahead of the weekend’s Manchester derby.

Crystal Palace are suffering with more injuries than any other Premier League side right now, but Roy Hodgson has had some positive news this week, with both Connor Wickham and Jeff Schlupp returning to the squad.

Wilfried Zaha has also been out since coming off against Newcastle with a hamstring injury, but returned to training on Tuesday. Hodgson said in his press conference that he’s hoping the winger can recover in time to be involved, but faces a late assessment.

Tyrick Mitchell and Nathaniel Clyne are both out, and join the likes of James McArthur, Mamadou Sakho, James Tomkins, Wayne Hennessey and Nathan Ferguson on the sidelines.

Man United have also been boosted ahead of the game, with the news that Edinson Cavani should be fit for selection. The Uruguayan has missed United’s last three games but returned to training on Monday and should be in the 18.

If Palace can pull off the victory, they could go above Wolves and Leeds into 11th in the table and start thinking of finishing the season in the top half. If United win, they can make sure Manchester City’s lead at the top of the table doesn’t extend to 15 points.

Crystal Palace take on Manchester United at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, March 3rd. Kick-off is at 8.15pm.

Premier League: Crystal Palace v Manchester United

After losing ground on league leaders Manchester City at the weekend, Manchester United return to action with a visit to Selhurst Park on Wednesday night, as Crystal Palace host the Red Devils.

Roy Hodgson’s side will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run to three games, having drawn with relegation-battling Fulham at the weekend. Their last midweek fixture saw them pull off one of the season’s biggest smash and grab victories, as Christian Benteke’s injury time winner downed rivals Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to make it 10 without defeat in all competitions, a run stretching back to January, when Sheffield United shocked everyone by winning at Old Trafford. Two draws in recent weeks have dented their title hopes, with rivals City now 12 clear at the top of the table ahead of the weekend’s Manchester derby.

Crystal Palace are suffering with more injuries than any other Premier League side right now, but Roy Hodgson has had some positive news this week, with both Connor Wickham and Jeff Schlupp returning to the squad.

Wilfried Zaha has also been out since coming off against Newcastle with a hamstring injury, but returned to training on Tuesday. Hodgson said in his press conference that he’s hoping the winger can recover in time to be involved, but faces a late assessment.

Tyrick Mitchell and Nathaniel Clyne are both out, and join the likes of James McArthur, Mamadou Sakho, James Tomkins, Wayne Hennessey and Nathan Ferguson on the sidelines.

Man United have also been boosted ahead of the game, with the news that Edinson Cavani should be fit for selection. The Uruguayan has missed United’s last three games but returned to training on Monday and should be in the 18.

If Palace can pull off the victory, they could go above Wolves and Leeds into 11th in the table and start thinking of finishing the season in the top half. If United win, they can make sure Manchester City’s lead at the top of the table doesn’t extend to 15 points.

Crystal Palace take on Manchester United at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, March 3rd. Kick-off is at 8.15pm.

Premier League: Newcastle v Crystal Palace

After recording their first win in 13 attempts at the weekend, Newcastle return to St James’ Park looking to pick up another win that will take them further away from the bottom three on Tuesday night, as Crystal Palace provide the opposition.

New coach Graeme Jones clearly had an impact on the Magpies, as a much-improved performance saw them beat Everton 2-0, thanks to Callum Wilson’s ninth and tenth goals of the season.

It was a timely win for Steve Bruce’s side, with Brighton also picking up a win that would have saw Newcastle slip into 17th.

Roy Hodgson’s Palace are also coming off the back of a win of their own, thanks to Eberechi Eze’s third goal of the season giving them a 1-0 win over Wolves on Saturday afternoon. The game came at a cost though, with Hodgson confirming he has injury issues ahead of the trip to the North East.

Newcastle have some worries too, with Bruce confirming that Jamaal Lascelles will miss a few weeks through injury suffered at Goodison Park, with Ryan Fraser also suffering with sickness since the win.

Those two blows are softened by the return of Ciaran Clark and Paul Dummett though, while Allan Saint-Maximin is now fit enough to start after another fine substitute performance at the weekend. New loan signing Joe Willock is also likely to be involved in some capacity after signing from Arsenal for the rest of the season.

Federico Fernandez is still injured for the Magpies, so the shape of the side is likely to remain the same for the visit of the Eagles, after the 4-3-1-2 system worked nicely against Everton. Miguel Almiron was a particular highlight, and is finally being played in his preferred number 10 position.

Crystal Palace will be without James Tomkins, Wayne Hennessey, Mamadou Sakho, Connor Wickham, Jeffrey Schlupp and Nathan Ferguson for the trip, with James McArthur also likely to miss out after a muscle injury kept him out of the win over Wolves. Jean-Philippe Mateta was an unused sub that day, but should make his debut against Newcastle.

Newcastle United take on Crystal Palace at St James’ Park on Tuesday, February 2nd. Kick-off is at 8.15pm.

Premier League: Crystal Palace v Wolves

Crystal Palace welcome Wolves to Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, in a clash between two teams who can’t seem to pick up any momentum so far this season.

The form book reflects both sides’ struggles at the halfway stage, with Palace winning just one of their last five league games, against bottom side Sheffield United, which is one more than Wolves have managed.

In fact, Wolves’ most recent win came in the FA Cup against Crystal Palace, with Adama Traore smashing in a wonder goal to send the Midlands side through to the fourth round.

Roy Hodgson has no new injury worries ahead of the game, with James Tomkins, Wayne Hennessey, Mamadou Sakho, Connor Wickham, Jeffrey Schlupp and Nathan Ferguson all out with injuries.

New loan signing Jean-Philippe Mateta could make his debut up front, as Palace look for a solution to their goal scoring problems. Strikers Christian Benteke, Jordan Ayew and Michy Batshuayi have managed just five goals between them all season, as Wilfried Zaha carries most of the attacking responsibility, netting nine times.

Nuno Espirito Santo may also start a new striker for the first time, as Willian Jose pushes to be included after joining on loan from Real Sociedad. The 29-year-old Brazilian made his debut from the bench against Chelsea earlier this week, producing a vital header to prevent Kai Havertz from scoring in injury time.

Wolves are without Rayan Ait-Nouri, Fernando Marcal and Raul Jimenez, while Jonny Otto is back on the field after a knee injury, but not available.

Both sides are hoping to pull away from each other with a win, as they sit locked on 23 points after 20 games. On the other hand, they’re both in danger of being overtaken by Burnley should they lose and the Clarets pick up an unlikely victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Crystal Palace take on Wolves at Selhurst Park on Saturday, January 30th. Kick-off is at 3pm.

Premier League: Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Since losing 4-1 to Manchester City before Christmas, Arsenal have won four from four in all competitions, and Mikel Arteta seems to have found a system which has started to produce results for the FA Cup holders.

A back four system has resulted in wins over Chelsea, Brighton, West Brom and Newcastle, with Emile Smith Rowe and Kieran Tierney the standout players in Arsenal’s resurgence. Both should start when Crystal Palace make the trip across London, with the Gunners hoping to move into the top half with a victory.

Speaking of the South London side, Roy Hodgson’s side have won only one of their last six games, beating bottom side Sheffield United in their last Premier League game, before exiting the FA Cup at the hands of Wolves last weekend.

Wilfried Zaha was afforded a partial rest in the defeat, playing only the last 20 minutes – a decision that may well have been influenced by this game. The winger will be central to the Eagles’ chances of getting anything against an Arsenal defence that has kept three consecutive clean sheets.

Palace also have injury worries elsewhere in their squad, with Mamadou Sakho, Martin Kelly, Jeffrey Schlupp, Connor Wickham, Wayne Hennessey and Nathan Ferguson all missing through various ailments.

There’s good news in the shape of Gary Cahill though, as the former Chelsea defender should return after a thigh injury, and Scott Dann could also come back into the squad after a similar issue.

As for Arsenal, Gabriel Martinelli is expected to miss out after turning his ankle in the warm-up of the FA Cup win over Newcastle, despite training in the week, but Thomas Partey and Gabriel should both return to the squad after injuries. Rob Holding, who signed a new contract this week, is available to deputise should the Brazilian defender not make the starting XI.

Arsenal take on Crystal Palace on Thursday, January 14th. Kick-off is at 8pm.

Premier League Preview: Crystal Palace v Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers’ side were held to a 2-2 Boxing Day draw with Manchester United at the King Power and three points in this would take them back to second.

Despite such a hectic run of recent matches, Rodgers is expected to stick with the same starting team with Ayoze Perez the only likely change.

As for Palace, Roy Hodgson will be worried by his team’s recent dip in form, with just one win in five heading into this.

The former England coach has no new updates on the injury front with Gary Cahill, Mamadou Sakho and Connor Wickham still out.

But James McCarthy and Andros Townsend could return to the side as Hodgson looks to turn their fortunes around.

And Kick Off in this one is set for 3pm on December 28th at Selhurst Park.