Manchester United vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Manchester United vs Chelsea in Premier League.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Match Preview
It is of little consequence that neither Manchester United nor Chelsea can usurp Manchester City from the top position in the English Premier League. The battle for the second spot is fully on and this Manchester United vs Chelsea fixture could have a bearing on how the top-four would shape up this season. Check out our Manchester United vs Chelsea prediction and betting tips before place your bet.
It has been a long time since United have given hopes on catching City. Now that they are 16 points behind the league leaders, it is difficult to see United making up the gap. What they would love to do, is to keep their hold of the second spot (56 pts, W17, D5, L5). However, with Liverpool just two points behind and playing a day earlier, there could be a prospect of the Red Devils starting this game in third spot! A loss in this Manchester United vs Chelsea fixture will further erode their grip on second spot and might even threaten their top-four chances. That makes it all the more important for Mourinho to get his team beat his foe Conte. However, United have lost two of their last three games, with just one win, and look more vulnerable than their visitors.
It has been an indifferent season for the Blues, who have found it difficult to hold their top-four spot. They are currently fourth in the league after 27 games (53 pts, W16, D5, L6), but with just one point separating them from the fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, it could be tricky times for the visitors in this Manchester United vs Chelsea game. However, on the upside, with a win the Blues can go level on points with Manchester United and can improve their hold of top-four. The fact that these two are the least-attacking sides in the top-five make this a nightmare for connoisseurs. With two losses in their last three matches, it could be any guess how the Blues would play this game, although they were tactically exceptional against Barcelona in their Champions League fixture.
Manchester United vs Chelsea H2H
The last four meetings between these sides have all ended up in home wins, while four of the last six meetings at Old Trafford have been draws.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Team News
Ander Herrera joined Phil Jones on the injury list while a lot of questions remain on Paul Pogba’s equation with United’s manager Mourinho.
David Luiz and Ross Barkley are both doubts for this Manchester United vs Chelsea fixture while Tiemoue Bakayoko is set to miss the match.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Probable Line-ups
Manchester United: De Gea (GK), Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Young, McTominay, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez.
Chelsea: Courtois (GK), Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Willian, Hazard, Morata.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Prediction
There is something about Conte that says that the Blues have an edge when it comes to tactical battles. Not even Barcelona could find a way past him and that augurs well for the visitors. We are backing the visitors to pick up at least one point and don’t be surprised even if they manage to inflict a second home defeat of the season on United.