Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting Tip and Prediction
- Updated: 20th October 2018
Chelsea vs Manchester United – Premier League : After another international break for some international matches a bit all around the world
We have the return of the best European football and already with a scalding derby in England. “Blues” and “Red Devils” will fight for different objectives, on a 12:30 kickoff where both teams desperately need to get the 3 points.
Chelsea comes to what will be the 9th round of the competition in 2nd place of the league table.
However, they have the same points (20 points) as the leaders Manchester City and Liverpool as well, having in 4th and 5th place, right on their tail, Arsenal and Tottenham, both with 18 points.
Sarri’s side is coming off a streak of 2 consecutive victories, first at home against Videoton by the minimum margin in the Europa League and more recently, 2 weeks ago, away from home at Southampton, on a flawless 3-0 that marked their return to triumphs after the draw on the reception to Liverpool on the previous round of the Premier League.
On the next Wednesday, Chelsea plays at home again for the Europa League, this time hosting the Belarusian of BATE Borisov.
Manchester United is going through a very sensitive period, with some calmer waters in these past few days,
not only due to the two-week break of the Premier League but also due to the epic comeback that José Mourinho’s pupils mounted on the last round of the league, against Newcastle, where they won by 3-2, after conceding 2 goals in the first 10 minutes of the encounter.
In Old Trafford, United managed, with that victory, to put an end to a streak of 4 winless matches, where the “Red Devils” drew with Wolves at home by 1-1 and lost by 1-3 at West Ham’s stadium.
Meanwhile, they were eliminated from the Carabao Cup by Derby County, of the Championship, and drew 0-0 with Valencia in the Champions League.
This is the start of a decisive cycle for Mourinho’s future, that is already being discussed for a couple of weeks and that will have important chapters not only on this trip to London but also already on the next Tuesday, with the reception to Juventus for the Champions League.
To win or to win. That’s the watchword for both Maurizio Sarri and José Mourinho that, for different reasons, can’t settle for a draw.
While the Italian has been making a great initial stretch of the season in Stamford Bridge and can’t afford to drop points in order to avoid losing track of the leadership,
the Portuguese is under fire from the British press and there’s a lot of speculation regarding his future and a lot of questions regarding his quality as a manager and as a leader of a locker room that is reportedly “broken”.
With the defensive mistakes that Manchester United has been making, both collectively and individually, it will be very hard to sustain a Chelsea that is doing very well offensively and that counts with Eden Hazard going through one of the best periods of his career.
Chelsea vs Manchester United – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I believe that the Belgian will have the opportunity to have another great display and, probably, have a couple goal scoring chances, he that generally is the set piece taker (including penalties)
and that appears very frequently in scoring position after good involvement plays with Giroud, Jorginho, etc.
On the other hand, United will have to attack and take risks and Chelsea, defensively, despite having the 3rd best defence in the league, isn’t as solid as the numbers suggest.
That way, I expect an exciting match, with goals and, of course, Hazard getting his name on the scoresheet.
|Betting Tip / Prediction||Odd||Stake||Bookmaker||Status|
|over 2.5 goals|