Manchester United v Chelsea Tips & Predictions
11th August 2019 – 16:30
Match Preview & Team News
Manchester United and Chelsea will meet each other in a mouth-watering first round fixture on Sunday afternoon at Old Trafford. It will be the maiden clash between two “top six” teams in the new season. Both sides have been impressive in pre-season friendlies, but will they be able to move such stellar form to the maiden official game of the season?
The Red Devils had an extraordinary off-season run this summer. They went unbeaten in six straight games, five of which they’ve won. The only draw came in the very last match at the International Champions Cup against Italian Serie A side Milan eight days ago. Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard were goalscorers for United who went on to beat Rossoneri on penalties on the occasion.
Manchester United’s record defender signing Harry Maguire could make his official debut here against Chelsea if we know that Eric Bailly is ruled out until Christmas through injury. Paul Pogba is a doubt, but the French World Cup winner could feature at the centre of the park on Sunday.
The Blues had a much more silent summer window due to the transfer embargo. Frank Lampard will make his managerial debut in the elite class of the English football at Old Trafford. He will have plenty of issues with the starting line-up. Antonio Rudiger, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are all long-term absentees, while N’Golo Kante and Willian will also likely miss out being short on fitness.
Manchester United are unbeaten in last three head to head clashes with the Blues, one of which they’ve won.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Chelsea lost as many as 7 of 19 away games last season in the Premier League. Lampard will be without important first-team regulars here and we have to back the home win as the main betting option at the 11/10 odds.
Goals Market Prediction
Just one of past four head to head encounters has seen three or more goals scored. The value is decent with the Under 2.5 goals FT pick set at 4/5 odds.
Manchester United v Chelsea predictions:
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Under 2.5 goals FT 4/5 – Click Here for a Free Bet
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