Manchester United vs. Chelsea Match preview
English Premier League is set to enter round of six this weekend with Manchester United hosting Chelsea at Old Trafford in a Super Saturday clash.
The Red Devils grabbed a win at Parc des Princes against PSG in their UEFA Champions League campaign opener on the back of a 4-1 win against Newcastle United and look to have finally accelerated from an early-season low momentum.
Chelsea, on the other hand, come to Old Trafford on the back of successive draws 3-3 with Southampton followed up with a barren draw against Sevilla in the midweek. Frank Lampard’s side has played an extra match compared to Manchester United and cannot afford to loosen their belt on this one.
- Since the start of the current season, Chelsea have played five EPL matches (W2,D2,L1)
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Chelsea’s last two away EPL games.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Manchester United’s last four games.
- The Blues have conceded at least two goals in four of their last five away matches
- Chelsea has only kept one clean-sheet in their last five EPL matches.
- The Red Devils have played four EPL matches, won two and lost two.
- Man Utd have conceded in all their four EPL games.
Anthony Martial will miss this game through suspension after he was shown a straight-red against Tottenham Hotspur right before the international break. Eric Bailly was injured during his international duty and he is sidelined for four weeks.
The Red Devils were without Harry Maguire for their game against Paris Saint-Germain, he is doubtful whether he is set for a return. Solskjaer is likely to stick with trio defenders, Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe and Luke Shaw by how effective the back three was against a deadly PSG attack.
The new signing Edinson Cavani may make his debut for Manchester United since Anthony Martial will not be playing; Alex Telles is also likely to start.
The Blues have no injury concerns and Frank Lampard is confident that Thiago Silva will return to play after being sidelined with a knock he suffered against Sevilla.
Manchester United vs. Chelsea Head to Head
In their last seven EPL encounters between these two teams Manchester United have registered four wins, two draws and lost once.
The Blues have lost two of its four EPL away matches.
The Red Devils have kept three clean-sheets in their last seven EPL matches.
Manchester United have registered at least two goals in their last five EPL matches against the visitors.
Manchester United vs. Chelsea Prediction
This one is all set to be a tough contested encounter between these two rivals that have enjoyed getting the better of one another over the last couple of decades.
If Manchester United can continue with their streak from where they left off in the very game against Paris Saint-Germain, they could prove to be a hot stepper for Chelsea.
Our topbets pundits predict a win for the host. Betway backing the results with 2.46 0dds while 1Xbet giving 2.525
This game will register quite a number of goals.
Over 2.5 –1.59 Betway odds and 1.67 odds for 1XBet
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