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Preview | May 22

Crystal Palace-Manchester United

Palace host Man United.

Will we see final day fireworks? After a share of the points against Villa in their last Premier League match, Palace hope to improve their form against a Man United squad coming off a 0-4 defeat at the hands of Brighton. Playing United won't provide the Eagles much relief, as they lost 0-1 in their last league fixture. The larger history hasn't been kind to Palace either. They have only mustered two Premier League wins against Man United in their last twenty-five tries.

Palace | DWWDL | 13th | Top Scorer: W. Zaha (13)

Palace are a side feeling up rather than down. They come into this one unbeaten in their previous 4 matches. The Eagles have done well recently despite low scoring totals (4 goals in last 5 matches). One reason may be their control of the ball, maintaining an average of 59.4% possession over those recent matches. Vicente Guaita has been a stone wall. He's recorded 7 saves and allowed 2 goals over their last 5.

Man United | LWDLL | 6th | Top Scorer: Cristiano Ronaldo (18)

Man United come in desperate for points after 3 losses in their last 5. Their issues have not been on the scoring side. Their average xG (expected goals) of 1.4 is 6th highest in the league. Keeper David De Gea has felt the pressure as of late, allowing 12 goals in their last 5. They'll look to Cristiano Ronaldo to lead their attack. He's led them with 110 total shots taken this season (3rd in the EPL).

Palace-Man United Prediction: 0-1

Man United's solid defensive record could prove pivotal on their quest for three points on the road here.

Did you know? The biggest victory for either team in their Premier League history was a 4-0 drubbing Man United handed out in 2017.

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Report | May 22

Crystal Palace

1 - 0

Manchester United

Wilfried Zaha 37

Palace claim all three points.

Wilfried Zaha got the opener for Palace in the 37th minute. This lone goal proved to be the difference, as Palace took all three points from Man United.

The Overview

    • Without seeing a lot of the ball (38% possession), the Eagles managed to muster 6 shots.
    • Despite the loss, United had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 10 shots in the match.
    • The Eagles' accuracy paid off well, 50% of their shots were on target.

The Details

Conor Gallagher was a frequent offender, committing 4 fouls, and he continually probed down the flank, getting 6 crosses into the box. On a positive note, United won the passing game, clocking up 519 completed passes to the Eagles' 325.

It's a 12th place finish for Palace. Meanwhile, Man United finish the season in 6th and qualify for the Europa League.

Top Performers

Wilfried ZahaAlex Telles
Drew 6 fouls (3rd in the Premier League)9 crosses (1st in the game)
1 goal scored1 corner won (1st in the game)

Top Performers

Wilfried ZahaAlex Telles
Drew 6 fouls (3rd in the Premier League)9 crosses (1st in the game)
1 goal scored1 corner won (1st in the game)

That's a wrap for another season of Premier League action until the 2022/23 season kicks off on August 6.

Report | May 19

Everton

3 - 2

Crystal Palace

Michael Keane 54 Jean-Philippe Mateta 21
Richarlison 75 Jordan Ayew 36
Dominic Calvert-Lewin 85

Everton beat Palace in five-goal thriller.

Jean-Philippe Mateta netted the first goal of the match for Palace in the 21st minute after being assisted by Eberechi Eze. Jordan Ayew then followed with a second in the 36th minute to put Palace up 2-0. However, Everton did not fold over, responding with a 3-goal flurry in the second half to take the win in this exhilarating match.

The Overview

    • Although they had less possession (43%), the Toffees still created chances, with 6 attempts at goal.
    • The Eagles didn't generate enough chances, only mustering 7 total shots.
    • The Toffees' accuracy paid off well, 50% of their shots were on target.

The Details

Vitalii Mykolenko continually probed down the flank, getting 11 crosses into the box. On a positive note, the Eagles won the passing game, clocking up 465 completed passes to the Toffees' 347.

Everton get back to winning ways and narrow the gap to 15th in the table. Meanwhile, Palace's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

RicharlisonJean-Philippe Mateta
1 goal scored1 goal scored
2 corners won (1st in the game)2 corners won (1st in the game)

Top Performers

RicharlisonJean-Philippe Mateta
1 goal scored1 goal scored
2 corners won (1st in the game)2 corners won (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Sunday, May 22nd. There's no let up for Everton who face Arsenal, while Palace meet Man United at Selhurst Park. Can the Toffees win again? Will the Eagles improve their form?

Report | May 15

Aston Villa

1 - 1

Crystal Palace

Ollie Watkins 69 Jeffrey Schlupp 81

Honours even at Villa Park.

After being locked in a goalless stalemate for the first 45 minutes, Ollie Watkins scored for Villa in the 69th minute. Palace's Jeffrey Schlupp responded with an equalizer in the 81st minute following an assist by Marc Guéhi, and nobody could find a late winner.

The Overview

    • In a tightly contested game, the teams had a fairly equal share of the ball with 49% possession for the Villans and 51% for the Eagles,
    • Both teams were as clinical as each other in front of goal, 13 shots for the Villans and 16 shots for the Eagles.

The Details

Lucas Digne posed a threat out wide all game, registering 5 crosses, although John McGinn was a frequent offender, committing 4 fouls. While the passing game was close, the Eagles had a slight advantage, clocking up 471 completed passes to the Villans' 463.

Villa's unpredictable form continues as they inch up the table. Meanwhile, Palace's run of wins comes to an end.

Top Performers

Ollie WatkinsJeffrey Schlupp
1 goal scored1 goal scored
Blocked 1 shot (1st on their team)Took 1 shot (7th on their team)

Top Performers

Ollie WatkinsJeffrey Schlupp
1 goal scored1 goal scored
Blocked 1 shot (1st on their team)Took 1 shot (7th on their team)

Both squads play next on Thursday, May 19th. Villa take on Burnley at Villa Park, while Palace meet Everton at Goodison Park. Can the Villans do better next time? Will the Eagles continue to climb the table?

Report | May 7

Crystal Palace

1 - 0

Watford

Wilfried Zaha 31 [PK]

Palace claim all three points. 

Wilfried Zaha netted the first goal of the match on a penalty for Palace in the 31st minute. This lone goal proved to be the difference, as Palace took all three points from Watford.

The Overview

    • The Eagles converted lots of possession (68%) into lots of chances, with 15 shots at goal.
    • The Hornets didn't have many chances, only mustering 6 total shots.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Eagles had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 47%.

The Details

Michael Olise continually probed down the flank, getting eleven crosses into the box. In support of the win, the Eagles moved the ball about nicely, completing 284 more passes than their opponents. For Watford, Tom Cleverley was a bystander most of the game, he only touched the ball 18 times, although Joshua King seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game.

Palace make it back-to-back wins and rise up the table. Meanwhile, Watford's woeful losing run continues.

Top Performers

Wilfried ZahaBen Foster
1 goal scoredAllowed 1 goal
Had 2 shots on target (1st in the game)Saved 6 shots

Next up, Palace meet Villa at Selhurst Park on Sunday, May 15th. While Watford have a bottom of the table clash with Everton on Wednesday, May 11th. Can the Eagles make it three wins in a row? Will the Hornets halt their terrible form?

Report | April 30

Southampton

1 - 2

Crystal Palace

Oriol Romeu 9 Eberechi Eze 60
Wilfried Zaha 90

Palace take three points away from Southampton. 

Oriol Romeu opened the scoring early for Palace in the 9th minute following some good work by James Ward-Prowse. After going down 1-0, Eberechi Eze retaliated in the 60th minute. Wilfried Zaha then completed the comeback from the early deficit with a tiebreaking score in the 90th minute, and that's how it ended as Palace took the win.

The Overview

    • Winner of the possession game was the Eagles with 61%, they had it in the right areas too, getting away 14 shots.
    • The Saints had their chances, 8 shots were not enough.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Eagles had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 36%.

The Details

Eberechi Eze continually probed down the flank, getting five crosses into the box, although Jean-Philippe Mateta was caught offside three times, preventing him from adding further gloss to the scoreline. In support of the win, the Eagles moved the ball about nicely, completing 190 more passes than their opponents.

Southampton's mixed form continues. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace get back in the win column and rise up the table.

Top Performers

Eberechi EzeOriol Romeu
1 goal scored1 goal scored
Had 1 shot on target (1st in the game)Had 1 shot on target (1st in the game)

Top Performers

Eberechi EzeOriol Romeu
1 goal scored1 goal scored
Had 1 shot on target (1st in the game)Had 1 shot on target (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Saturday, May 7th. Southampton take on Brentford at Brentford Community Stadium, while Crystal Palace meet Watford at Selhurst Park. Can the Saints improve their form? Will the Eagles win again?