Crystal Palace vs Manchester United betting tips and predictions for this weekend’s FA Cup final on Saturday 21st May at Wembley.
Manchester United will be looking to save their season with an FA Cup final victory and Crystal Palace will be aiming to win the first FA Cup in their history. Our football tipster has previewed the final and picked three FA Cup final predictions for Wembley this weekend.
Both these teams won their FA Cup semi-final 2-1, Crystal Palace beat Watford and Man United left it late to beat Everton thanks to a Martial winner in the 90th minute.
Crystal Palace have had a tough run to the FA Cup final, they have played five Premier League teams and just one from the Championship. No replays have been needed, it’s wins all the way including impressive away victories at Southampton and Tottenham. In their five matches Palace have only conceded two goals and they certainly won’t be lying down at Wembley against Manchester United this weekend.
Their Premier League season petered out to a 15th placed finish, largely thanks to a disastrous run of form between Boxing Day and mid-April where they didn’t win a match in 14 attempts. That run was studded with four victories in the FA Cup and luckily for Alan Pardew they had amassed enough points in the first portion of the season to be safe from the threat of relegation.
Louis Van Gaal was booed by parts of Old Trafford after his speech following their last match of the season against Bournemouth this week. They failed to qualify for the Champions League, missing out to their rivals Manchester City, and an FA Cup victory is surely the only thing that can keep Val Gaal in a job and even that might not be enough.
Man United needed a 90th minute winner in their FA Cup semi-final against Everton and a replay against West Ham in the quarter finals. In the earlier rounds they picked up routine wins against Sheffield United (although a 90th minute penalty was needed), Shrewsbury and Derby County.
Both teams scored in both semi-finals and that looks a sensible way to go for our first FA Cup final betting tip. Crystal Palace do concede a lot of goals and both teams have scored in four of Man United’s last five matches and also in Man United’s last three FA Cup games. Palace have been really impressive in the FA Cup so far so my first Crystal Palace vs Man United prediction is for both teams to score in the FA Cup final at odds of 5/4 with Betfair.
Next up I want to look for an anytime goalscorer tip and there are a few options here. Conor Wickham was the hero for Crystal Palace in their semi-final when he scored both goals and he certainly is tempting at 9/2 to find the net at Wembley again, however I am sticking with the in-form Manchester United man and taking the 21/10 for Martial to score anytime as my second Crystal Palace vs Man United betting tip this weekend.
Finally, I am predicting Man United to win the FA Cup, I do expect it to be close but they might have just too much big game experience and FA Cup final pedigree for Crystal Palace. I wouldn’t be surprised if extra-time or even penalties were needed and luckily for us we’ve got a bet to cover that. If you open a new Ladbrokes account, you can get 3/1 for Man United to win the FA Cup so that’s my last FA Cup final betting tip for Crystal Palace vs Man United. Even if Man United win in extra time or on penalties the bet will still be a winning one.
Both teams to score – 5/4 with Betfair.
Martial to score anytime – 21/10 with Bet365.
Man United to win the FA Cup – get the exclusive 3/1 with Ladbrokes.
Open a Ladbrokes account below and you can bet £10 on EITHER Crystal Palace to SCORE A GOAL in the FA Cup final at 4/1, or 3/1 for Man United to win the FA Cup at 3/1.
How to get the 4/1 for Palace to score or 3/1 for Man Utd to win:
2. Bet £10 on either offer
3. £10 on Palace to score wins £40 OR £10 on Man Utd to win wins £30
4. If your bet loses you get a £10 refund