Chelsea host Manchester United in the FA Cup Quarterfinal replay after their unlikely come back at Old Trafford where they came back from two goals down to draw the game.
Chelsea – 6/4 Paddy Power
Draw – 13/5 Bet Victor
Man Utd – 19/10 Bet Victor
It’s a busy Easter for both these clubs as both played on Saturday before this tie on Monday lunch time.
Chelsea come into this game with a decent home record having not lost in eight games (W6 D2), but despite this Rafa’s side still doesn’t fill you with confidence. One player who does seem to be playing with confidence is Eden Hazard, since his return from ‘kicking the ball boy’ he has come back with a bit of form. He scored for Belgium in mid week as well as scoring for Chelsea before the break, add to that his goal against United at Old Trafford he could be the key man for Chelsea. He is 10/3 to score anytime and I’m all over that.
After united got knocked out of the Champions League, Alex Ferguson will be keen to add a 12th FA Cup to the Premier League title, which is all but in the bag. Fergie will probably field a strong side against Chelsea and that will no doubt include Wayne Rooney. He like Hazard is United’s in form player, again like Hazard he scored for his country mid week as well as in the game before the International break, he also scored when these two sides last met. He is 9/4 to score anytime which seems too big a price for a player in goal scoring form.
When these two sides have met this season goals have followed, The results from this season are Chelsea 2 United 3, in the league; Chelsea 5 United 4, in the League Cup; and United 2 Chelsea 2 in the FA Cup.
Over 2.5 goals should be a banker but 4/6 is a little skinny for me as is BTTS at 11/20.
I think United will win this one as I think they will be the fresher of the two sides as I think they will rest key players against Southampton. They also had Van Persie score for Holland during the international break and Rooney/Van Persie gets my vote over Torres/Ba all day long.
Manchester United to win – 19/10 Bet Victor
Wayne Rooney anytime – 9/4 Stan James
Eden Hazard anytime – 10/3 Ladbrokes
Manchester United to win and Over 2.5 goals – 11/4 Bet365
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