Chelsea v Manchester United prediction & betting tips brought to you by football expert Tom Love.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Stats
- In all competitions, Manchester United have won their last 3 away games against Chelsea.
- Chelsea have failed to score in 3 consecutive Premier League games against Man Utd.
Betting Tip: Manchester United +0.25 Asian Handicap
We have a blockbuster fixture at Stamford Bridge on Super Sunday as Thomas Tuchel and his Chelsea side welcome fellow top 4 contenders Manchester United to London.
The hosts put themselves in a decent position to qualify for the quarter finals of the Champions League after taking a 1-0 lead in the first leg of their tie against Atletico Madrid midweek and will take confidence from that victory going into this one. There’s no doubt in my mind that starting Olivier Giroud up front makes this side better but whether he can go midweek-weekend we will have to wait and see. It’s no surprise that the big man remains a regular in the France national side as he has a vast amount of different qualities you want from your front man.
Tammy Abraham could deputise and if so, I’d rather fancy the visitors at the prices here. As solid as Chelsea have been, we’ve yet to see a side really take the game to them or display quality on the break. Let’s not forget that United are now unbeaten in their last 19 away league games, a quite remarkable road record, so should they be as big as 12/5 to win on Sunday?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously outwitted Thomas Tuchel when he was PSG boss upon two occasions when his United side were playing away from home. He will likely opt for a 4-3-3 and allow Chelsea to knock the ball about the back and simply try capitalise on counter attack situations, it’s one of their star traits as a team. Ole’s decision to start catalyst Bruno Fernandes midweek was an odd one given their affair with Real Sociedad was almost already tied up. It wouldn’t surprise me if he starts as a false nine should Edison Cavani be deemed unfit.
All in all I think United are overpriced here, I’d make them more 2/1 than 12/5 so I’m going to take them with a +0.25 start on the asian handicap at even-money with Bet365. It means we will make money if the Red Devils avoid defeat with a full stakes win should they come away with 3 points and a half stakes win if it ends all square.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Odds
Both teams come into the game in good form but the bookies believe Chelsea will take this one, with best odds off 13/10.
Where is the value?