Manchester United vs Chelsea
England Premier League
Date: Sunday, 11 August 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
Manchester United had a positive pre-season tour and will be looking capitalize on it in their opening clash with Chelsea this weekend.
Solskjaer was able to steer the Red Devils to a decent finish after the Jose Mourinho fiasco saw them heading to an embarrassing position in the table, midway through the season. The squad certainly showed promise under him in the initial weeks, and even went a few games unbeaten in the process.
However, United ended their season without a win in their last five fixtures in the league.
Chelsea have also opted for a change in the managerial reigns and have brought in their former midfielder Frank Lampard to guide the Blues to major silverware this season.
The visitors have also parted ways with their talisman Eden Hazard and will be hoping that it does not hit them hard in their title race or in their challenges across Europe.
The clash between the two teams at the Theatre of Dreams will surely be an exciting one, as two former legends on the pitch take their places in the dugout, to marshal their sides to nothing less than the victory.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Head to head (h2h)
- Both Manchester United and Chelsea have a win apiece in their last four meetings.
- Their last encounter finished in a 1-1 draw.
- Chelsea have not registered a clean sheet against United in their last three clashes.
- Only two out of their previous five matchups have been high scoring clashes.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Prediction
The hosts have brought in quite a few reinforcements from the transfer window, with the record signing of Harry Maguire topping the list. Given Solksjaer’s spending spree, it certainly suggests that the Red Devils are aiming to get their hands on at least one trophy by the end of the season.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last three trips on the road and finished their previous campaign with an impressive 4-1 win over Arsenal in the finals of the Europa League. The squad have always proved to be a force to reckon with in the attacking third and will be looking towards the likes of Christian Pulisic and Pedro to fill the void that Hazard has left.
To be fair, it is too soon to call a clear winner in this one. However, what can be guaranteed is a high scoring clash as both teams are certain to contribute to the scorecard by the end of the ninety minutes.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).