Manchester United vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 25 February 2018
Kick-Off at 14:05 UK
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
Manchester United and Chelsea take on each other in a mouth-watering clash which will serve as an introduction to the League Cup final where Arsenal will play Manchester City for the title later in the day. Both teams have been in action in mid-week and both have drawn their first leg ties against Spanish sides of Sevilla and Barcelona.
Jose Mourinho can be happier with the result, but Antonio Conte’s men have produced a much better performance against a much stronger opposition. The fact that David De Gea was the man of the match for United speaks enough, while the Blues have offered an impressive showing against Barcelona and if it wasn’t for the lone mistake of Thomas Christensen, Valverde’s side would have probably never scored a goal at Stamford Bridge.
Going back to Premier League standings, the Red Devils are in a better position being three points above the reigning champions Chelsea who have had some unexpected slip-ups of late. Antonio Conte’s men have conceded as many as seven goals in shocking back-to-back losses to the likes of AFC Bournemouth and Watford, but they’ve managed to fix the impression with the dominant 3-0 victory over the rock-bottomed West Bromwich Albion in the previous league showing at Stamford Bridge.
United, on the other side, have slipped-up falling away at recently-promoted Newcastle United failing to find the back of the net at St. James’ Park. The atmosphere has, however, been improved with the comfortable 0-2 victory over Huddersfield Town last weekend’s FA Cup action when Romelu Lukaku instilled some confidence into him by netting a brace on assist from Juan Mata and Alexis Sanchez.
Manchester United vs Chelsea: Head-to-head
Overall, Man United lead the head to head tie by 13 wins, but Chelsea have been much more successful after sir Alex Ferguson era.
The Blues have won three of last four H2H meetings with Manchester United who have failed to find the back of the net in four of last six meetings with Chelsea.
Only one of last seven H2H ties saw three or more goals.
Manchester United vs Chelsea: Prediction
Given the recent H2H trend and the importance of the match, we just have to take the Under 2.5 goals FT pick as the main betting option at the odds of 1.70.
As for the outcome, the draw pops up as the best of solutions since we feel it will be very hard to make the difference between these two likes on Sunday.
Manchester United vs Chelsea: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70
Draw @ 3.25.