A dour draw at Chelsea – which saw United denied what looked like a penalty – saw United lose ground on their rivals, and City can move 15 points clear should they beat Wolves on Tuesday.
Crystal Palace plodded through their own stalemate over the weekend, a goalless derby with Fulham, but could climb as high as 11th with a memorable victory.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United is scheduled for an 8.15pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Selhurst Park.
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Wilfried Zaha will be assessed ahead of the game but is not expected to be fit to start. Nathaniel Clyne is the latest injury headache for Roy Hodgson, having picked up a muscle injury, and will sit out the game.
Edinson Cavani may be available after missing the draw at Chelsea. Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Phil Jones are out.
Prediction: Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester United
Palace have far more solidarity about them since the turn of the year, but look pretty blunt without Wilfried Zaha. United have enough about them to leave with three points.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
- Crystal Palace wins: 9
- Draws: 11
- Man United wins: 38
Bettings odds and tips (subject to change)
- Crystal Palace: 15/2
- Draw: 18/5
- Manchester United: 2/5