Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Odds – Saturday 21st May 2016 – 17:30 – BBC One
Palace are 17/4 with the draw available at 12/5 and United are 3/4
Betting tips and match preview | FA Cup Final 2016
Crystal Palace face off against Manchester United at Wembley in the final of the 2016 FA Cup, in a match that could ultimately decide whether Louis Van Gaal remains at United for the start of next season.
Palace come into this match in mixed form overall and will be looking to better their mixed form in this huge Cup tie. They did end the Premier League season with a 4-1 defeat against Southampton but having rested players for this huge match and with little to play for in terms of Premier League positioning it is a gamble that was worth the price.
They finished on 42 points from their 38 matches and finished 24 points behind Manchester United who also failed to secure Champions League qualification on goal difference.
Palace have won all of their 5 matches in the FA Cup this season, with four of their five matches against Premier League opposition, so they have done it the hard way and as a result are just one match away from winning the competition for the first time in their history.
They have been excellent in this seasons competition and have yet to lose a match but they face a United side that have not lost in a competitive fixture against the Eagles since 1991.
Palace will be looking for their 6th win in the competition and for their maiden tournament win and they face a side in United side who last won the tournament in 2004.
United Looking For Winning End
Manchester United come into this match looking to win their first FA Cup since 2004 and go some way to securing manager Louis Van Gaal’s future at the club for one more season, this following a disappointing finish in the Premier League.
United come into this match in great domestic form and will be looking to maintain that in this huge cup tie against Crystal Palace. It’s not unfair to say this is the biggest match in United’s season and it is make or break both for the club and for manager Louis Van Gaal.
They won their last match in fine style, winning the rearranged fixture against Bournemouth 3-1 but that was not enough to move above Manchester City into the Champions League places and they will be ruing the defeat against West Ham where they were 2-1 up and see that match as the one that lost them a seat at Europe’s top table.
The Jose Mourinho rumours will not go away and even a win in this show piece final may not be enough to save the Dutchman, with the style of football played under the manager a huge talking point and speculation has suggested that a number of players in the squad and prospective signings are unwilling to play under Van Gaal.
United have won 5 and drawn 1 of their 6 matches in the FA Cup this season and are one huge result away from winning the competition for the first time since 2004, a very long time for a club of United’s standing.
Manchester United will be looking for their 7th win in the competition and their 22nd win against Palace in 35 matches.
Crystal Palace come into this fixture with a record of two wins, three defeats and one draw in their last six matches. United head into this fixture with a record of four wins, one defeat and one draw in their last six matches.
Both teams are 6/5 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Crystal Palace are Connor Wickham at 15/2 with Dwight Gayle and Emmanuel Adebayor at 9/1. For Manchester United Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney are at 9/2 with Anthony Martial at 6/1.
The last time that these two sides met United won 2-0 in April and the odds of the same result are 11/2.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Tip 1 – Martial to score first @ 6/1
Tip 2 – United to win 3-2 @ 40/1
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