Chelsea vs Man United betting preview and bet tips for Saturday’s Premier League match that could see Chelsea take another giant step to the title.
Champions elect Chelsea take on a Man United side brimming with confidence and full of belief in the tea time kick-off at Stamford Bridge. Van Gaal’s record against the big sides has been magnificent so far and a win against Chelsea would be the icing on the cake for a side who started slowly, but have gradually found their feet under the stewardship of the Dutchman. Can United maintain their outstanding form and grab their first victory over the Blues in five games?
Jose Mourinho’s men have been showing the signs of champions lately; grinding out results when they haven't been playing particularly well. One goal victories over Hull, Stoke and QPR have seen them establish a firm grip of top spot and even a defeat against United would not cause too much panic in the ranks as The Blues have a game in hand and a seven point margin over second placed Arsenal. Their victory over QPR was hard fought, and despite a valiant battle against an organised and sturdy R’s defence, Cesc Fabregas gobbled up Chelsea’s only clear opportunity of the game to seal the points and leave Chris Ramsey with his head in his hands on the touchline.
Fresh from massive wins over Spurs, Liverpool and Man City, Louis Van Gaal's team come into the clash with Chelsea on a massive high and look like a top-four spot is within their grasp. A defeat against Chelsea would not dent their aspirations catastrophically but after winning their last six league games on the spin, a victory over Mourinho would send out a statement that next season United will be challenging them more closely for the title. Had United’s early season form been a tad better, they would be right up there with the Blues. If they can cut out the defeats against lower sides, next year looks very rosy for The Reds. However, their focus will be on making life as difficult as possible for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and we have picked out three weekend football betting tips for Chelsea v Man United.
United’s recent form is such that if the season consisted of both side’s last 20 games, United would be above Chelsea by two points. Chelsea may be winning their games at the moment, but they are having difficulty in finding the net as frequently as they did earlier in the season. They have just six goals in their last five in front of their own fans. An injury to Diego Costa has not helped their cause at all and he will be a big miss for the visit of Man United. Defensively too, Chelsea are showing signs of vulnerability; with visiting sides notching in their last three at home and that is a key stat for our Chelsea v Man United bet tips.
However, Chelsea's record at Stamford Bridge under Mourinho is almost unbelievable; with just one home defeat in his two spells at the club. I am predicting a Man United victory is unlikely against Chelsea, but if Van Gaal gets his tactics right again, they will pose a number of problems for Chelsea. They clinically tore Man City apart, albeit with a linesman erring in the favour of United. But the manner of their recent victories will surely make Mourinho think twice about how to set his side up against United.
Both sides are in good form and with Chelsea being as close to invincible as you can get at home, my first weekend football betting tip for Chelsea v Man United is a draw, odds of 5/2 can be found with Bet Victor.
With United being clinical in front of goal at the moment and Chelsea continuing to grind out hard fought points, my next Chelsea v Man United prediction is that United will score, but Chelsea will find a way to avoid defeat. My second football betting tip is for both teams to score at 20/23 can be found with Bet Victor.
For my third football tip is from the correct score market and I am predicting that this game will finish as a 1-1 draw. The best odds can be found with Betway at 13/2.
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Both teams to score – 20/23 with Bet Victor.
Correct score tip 1-1 draw – 13/2 with Betway: signup get £50 free.
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