Chelsea vs Manchester United comes before the 26th Premier League round matchup. This game will be played on Monday, February 17, at Stamford Bridge in London, England. In this match preview, we bring you betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two teams.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting Tips
The Blues are still flying pretty high despite their poor recent form. This team has 41 points, which puts them in 4th place in the Premier League. But, their recent form is far from impressive. Chelsea has lost one and drew two matches in the previous three Premier League rounds. For this reason, they are now just 2 points ahead Sheffield United.
Manchester United is also not too far from Chelsea with 35 points. But, same as Chelsea, Man United have also been pretty poor lately. The Red Devils have lost two of their previous three games in the league. And the one that they didn’t lose was a draw. It happened in the previous round when they played 0:0 with Wolves at Old Trafford.
In the previous Premier League meeting between these two rivals, the team from the North of England won all 3 points. In fact, Manchester United destroyed Chelsea in that game by 4:0. However, that match was played at the start of the season. Over time, Chelsea have gotten much better and right now, the London Blues are the favorites.
One of the key reasons why Chelsea is the favorite against Man United is that they don’t have as many injury problems as the Red Devils. In fact, the only player from Chelsea’s squad who is going to miss this game is Pulisic.
When it comes to Manchester United, they are going to be without Pogba, Rashford, and McTominay. The good news for the Red Devils is that their recent signing Bruno Fernandes has already made an impact on the team. He’s expected to be one of their crucial players in this part of the season and judging by his performance on his Premier League debut, he’s probably going to achieve that.
Still, even with Bruno Fernandes in a good form, Man United don’t look as strong as Chelsea. At the moment, the Blues look like a superior team in almost all areas of the game. We say “almost” because their goalkeeper hasn’t been too great lately.
Due to his poor performances, Kepa has lost his place in the team and in the previous two matches, Willy Caballero has been between the posts. Whether the same will be the case on Sunday remains a question. But, if the Spanish goalkeeper returns, he will probably be super-motivated to prove that he’s worth his price tag.
Our Chelsea vs Manchester United Prediction: Chelsea
Chelsea vs Manchester United Correct Score Prediction: 3:1
Chelsea Form and Latest News
The Blues haven’t won too many points lately, but they did play against some pretty tough opponents. They drew with Leicester in the previous round and before that, the same happened with Arsenal. Their only serious slip was the defeat to Newcastle almost a month ago.
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Without Rashford, Man United don’t look very dangerous in the attack. Before getting injured, he was, by far, their best scorer. Without him, they are going to have trouble finding the net, even if Chelsea’s backup goalkeeper Caballero ends up between the posts.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Predicted Lineups
Chelsea predicted lineup: Caballero – Rudiger, Christensen, James, Azpilicueta – Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic – Pedro, Willian, Abraham
Manchester United predicted lineup: de Gea – Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw – Fred, Pereira, Fernandes, Mata, James – Martial
Other Chelsea vs Manchester United betting tips:
Over 2.5 goals @1.90