A packed fixture list is coming up in game week 26 of the English Premier League and Chelsea v Man United is the pick of the bunch this weekend. Both sides come into the match in great form, with Chelsea looking refreshed under new manager Thomas Tuchel and United looking like a tough side to beat in recent weeks. Chelsea and United are also looking to secure Champions League football for next season by finishing in the top four and a positive result at Stamford Bridge on Sunday for either side could affect the outcome of their respective seasons.
Team News and Form
Chelsea are unbeaten in six Premier League games under new manager Thomas Tuchel and the Blues have won five and drawn one since the German manager took over in late January – only league leaders Manchester City have a better record in the same time frame. Man United comfortably beat Newcastle United 3-1 at Old Trafford last weekend but it was just their second win in six league games. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side have lost just one of their last 19 Premier League games and are undefeated in all 12 away games this season.
Chelsea’s only absentee is Thiago Silva, who is unlikely to feature against United due to a muscle injury. For United, defender Phil Jones is out long-term with a knee injury and Paul Pogba is still a few weeks away from recovering from a thigh injury.
Chelsea have a good recent home record and have not lost under Tuchel at home. The Blues have played three league games at Stamford Bridge since Tuchel’s arrival, drawn one, won two and kept three consecutive clean sheets. Chelsea are the clear favourites to make it three wins in a row at home this weekend and SBK are providing the best value odds at 13/10. However, the home side will face stiff competition from United, who will be desperate to extended their unbeaten record away this season. For an away win, Bet 365 are offering 23/10. Our tip for this weekend is to back a draw. United have drawn four of their last six away games, including their last two against Arsenal and West Brom, and Bet365 are providing odds of 12/5 for a stalemate at Stamford Bridge.
Result and Over/Under
The most recent fixture between these two sides ended in a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in October. Historically, there are few goals in this fixture and under 3.5 goals have been scored in four of the last six fixture between the sides so a high scoring game is unlikely. To back Chelsea to win and under 3.5 goals to be scored in the match, Betfred will return 2/1 odds, while Paddy Power will provide odds of 16/5 for a United win and under 3.5 goals. But, with United’s recent draw record and Chelsea’s good home record, our tip this week is to go with Betfred’s odds of 10/3 for a draw and under 3.5 goals.
There is an abundance of quality in these two teams, which will make for an entertaining affair. Chelsea have scored in seven consecutive games and United have found the net 21 times in their last six in all competitions. Blues striker Olivier Giroud has been amongst the goals recently, scoring two in his last three, and is 5/1 with Boylesports to score first again on Sunday. But our first goal scorer tip for this fixture is to back United talisman Bruno Fernandes to strike first. The Portuguese playmaker has been electric for the Red Devils this season, scoring 15 goals in total and has found the net six times in as many games, and Sporting Index’s 36/5 odds for Fernandes to score first against Chelsea represents great value.
Our Chelsea v Manchester United Betting Tips
Match Result – Draw – 12/5 with Bet365
Match Draw and Under 3.5 Goals – 10/3 with Betfred
Fernandes to Score 1st – 36/5 with Sporting Index
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