Probably the most interesting game of the round one of the Premier League season 2019-2020, the clash between Man United and Chelsea takes place at the Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. As always, both sides have high ambitions and want to have a flying start of the season, which promises an entertaining duel. So, who’ll win? Find it out in our Manchester United vs Chelsea prediction and betting tips!
The Red Devils weren’t too impressive the last season, finishing at the sixth place eventually. Still, to be fair, their form did improve massively after Solskjaer replaced Mourinho on the managerial helm mid-season. He’s now well-settled at the club and is ready to lead his team to glory this season. Although Man United aren’t the biggest favorites for winning the title, they definitely have a good team this time.
Man United did a good job shopping on the transfer market this summer. They made a record-breaking signing a few weeks ago, bringing Harry Maguire to the club for a fee of nearly 90 million Euro. With him in the backline, they look really tough to score against. But, Maguire is not the only world-class defender they signed. The Red Devils also brought Wan-Bissaka to the club. The pacey right-back is famous for doing a fantastic job in the defense.
But, what about their attack? Well, they sold Lukaku to Inter Milan, without bringing in any big-name players. Instead of spending hundreds of millions of new attackers, Solskjaer plans to let younger attackers get their chance. And this means we’ll be seeing Rashford playing a much more important role than the last season. The question is will the lack of a proper number 9 affect their scoring yield? We might see it already on Sunday. And our Manchester United vs Chelsea prediction is that it won’t; the Red Devils have plenty of players capable of scoring a lot.
Although they’ve been a member of the ‘big six’ for a while now, many pundits believe that’s gonna come to an end this season. There’s been a lot of bad things going on with Chelsea lately that they do not seem as strong as before.
First of all, their talisman for the past few seasons, Eden Hazard has gone to Real Madrid. Chelsea did receive a huge fee, but the problem is that they have a ban on transfers so they can’t spend it on Hazard’s replacement.
They did buy Pulisic from BVB before the transfer ban came into action, but this guy is still too young to be thought of as a match for Hazard. Furthermore, Chelsea also have a new manager. The club legend Frank Lampard is now at the helm. Everyone loves this guy, but the trouble is that he’s still a very inexperienced manager, having previously led only a Championship club.
Thanks to all these facts, our Manchester United vs Chelsea betting tips are to put money on the home team and bet that the Blues won’t score too many times. In fact, this team does not look capable of finding the net of Man United.
Manchester United absentees:
- Eric Bailly (injury)
- Antonio Rudiger (injury)
- Ruben Loftus-Cheek (injury)
- Callum Hudson-Odoi (injury)
De Gea – Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw – Matic, Fred, Pogba – Lingard, Martial, Rashford
Kepa – Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Alonso – Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic – Pedro, Willian, Giroud
Manchester United vs Chelsea Prediction
The Red Devils are gonna win this one and they’re probably going to do it convincingly.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Betting Tips
- Manchester United @2.23 (1XBET)
- Manchester United to Win to Nil @3.8 (BetVictor)
- Manchester United -1.5 AH @4.50 (UNIBET)