Manchester United vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 24 October 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
Possibly the biggest attraction the PL has to offer this weekend.
Both these teams are counted amongst the titans in the league, and with the current setbacks experienced by defending champions Liverpool, and contenders Manchester City – the Blues and the Red Devils have improved their odds in the title-race.
After the domination shown by Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp in the English top flight for the last few years, these two finally believe their time is due. And it also should be noted that these two had finished third and fourth in the table below the Reds and the Citizens.
Going on, at present the English top flight is wide open, and it frankly is anyone’s race now. Though Everton, Tottenham, and Aston Villa have been impressing lately with some spectacular performances – they lack the experience to sustain this form over the course of the season.
On that account, should one of the Devils or the Blues record a huge win this weekend – they would easily elevate themselves to become the favorites to go after the English crown.
As such, we can expect a fierce encounter this Saturday. Moreover, considering the offensive talent both teams possess, along with the high pressure either would be under – expect goals from both teams this Saturday.
Manchester United vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had taken place just two months back, and then, Frank Lampard’s men recorded a 1-3 win on the road.
- Three of the previous four match-ups had three or more goals.
- Since 2001, only thrice have the hosts failed to score at this stadium.
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men had recorded four of the preceding five overall wins.
Manchester United vs Chelsea: Prediction
The Devils recorded a 1-4 win on the road the last match-day in the league, against Newcastle. In the meantime, Lampard’s men were held to a 3-3 draw at home by Southampton.
As things stand, Solskjaer’s men have the slight edge. They have won five of their last six overall games, and their latest win had come on the road against PSG, in the UCL. Against a world-class line-up and under huge pressure, this was such a confidence-boosting win for the team.
Going on, they have also won three of the preceding four h2h clashes, and have recorded nine of the former twelve overall h2h wins at this stadium. In fact, since 2001, they have had a total of just three league defeats against this opponent at the Old Trafford.
On top of that, the Blues were also winless in four of their former five overall fixtures, and they remained so in seven of their last nine road trips.
As such, expect Manchester United to secure at least one point this Saturday.
However, understand that Solskjaer’s men have conceded a total of nine goals from their past two league games at this venue, and they have failed to keep clean sheets in seven of their former nine overall match-ups.
And on the other hand, the Blues had won the latest h2h encounter 1-3, at this same venue, and that too just two months back. And finally, the Blues have found the back of the net in 23 of their preceding 26 overall fixtures, and in 20 of their last 22 road trips.
As such, expect either team to score goals this weekend.
Manchester United vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Manchester United or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score 1.60 (3/5).