Manchester United vs Chelsea
English Premier League
Date: 25 May 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
Manchester United host Chelsea in the postponed match of Gameweek No 32 on Thursday evening at the Old Trafford.
The Red Devils were again successful at the weekend and they now need only a point to lock in a top-four finish and a place in the UEFA Champions League.
Erik ten Hag’s men come into this tie as big favorites despite the numerous issues with injured and sidelined players for the Dutch manager.
The team’s top scorer Marcus Rashford missed several games of late, first through injury and then through illness.
He could make his return to the starting lineup on Thursday which should boost United’s chances to claim the spoils.
The Red Devils once again created loads in the final third on Saturday (20 shots registered) but scored only one goal in a narrow away win over AFC Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium.
Erik ten Hag can be pleased with his team’s defensive performances of late, though. United only allowed two goals in the last five league outings, none of which generally saw three or more goal scored.
Chelsea, on the other side, did not do much against Man City’s reserve lineup on Sunday afternoon, falling 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
Frank Lampard’s men now have seven losses in the last nine games across competitions which is by no means an encouraging thread ahead of the match at the Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Head-to-head
- We did not see a winner in any of the previous five head to head meetings between the two rivals.
- Manchester United have 33 wins, 29 draws, and 21 defeats in the last 83 home outings against the Blues.
- Just one of the last eight head to head clashes between these rivals provided three or more goals.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Prediction
Four of Man United’s previous five league outings ended with fewer than two goals scored. Only one of the last eight H2H affairs between the Red Devils and the Blues finished with three or more goals.
The Under 2.5 goals FT pick is probably the best betting option here at the 2.37 odds. We also like the home win bet at the odds of 1.61 knowing about United’s streak of 11 wins and 2 draws in the last 13 league fixtures at the Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.37 (11/8)
Manchester United to win @ 1.61 (8/13) odd.