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Manchester United v Chelsea – Premier League Round 36

When: 4:00pm GMT. Sunday, May 5th 2013
Where: Old Trafford in Manchester, England

The biggest match this weekend is between Manchester United (27-4-4) v Chelsea (19-8-7) in the Premier League. Chelsea is 3rd on the league table with 65 points, but they’re still battling for a T4 finish with Arsenal (64 Pts) and Tottenham (62 Pts).

Arsenal plays the relegated QPR Rangers (19th) while Tottenham plays Southampton (13th) this weekend. Arsenal and Tottenham are both likely to win their match, so it’s important that Chelsea tries to pick up at least 1 pt at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Latest Manchester United v Chelsea 1X2 & Over/Under Odds

Manchester United (2.20 @ Bet365) is favoured to win at home, but the match means more to Chelsea (3.25 @ Bet365) and I expect that to show on the pitch. The Draw (3.40 @ Paddy Power) also looks enticing in what should be a close match.

The best odds on the over 2.5 goals in Man Utd v Chelsea are 1.73 (Paddies) while the under 2.5 goals is at 2.08 (Bet365). The last time these two met (October 28th 2012) there were 5 goals scored, so the over 3.5 goals (2.88 @ Paddies) may be worth a punt if you expect another high scoring match.

Teams
Bet365.com
PaddyPower.com
Asian Handicap
1X2 Odds
O/U
Asian Handicap
1X2 Odds
O/U
Man Utd
Chelsea
Draw
-0.5 (2.15)
+0.5 (1.68)
2.20
3.25
3.40
O2.5 (1.73)
U2.5 (2.08)
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2.20
3.25
3.40
O2.5 (1.73)
U2.5 (2.00)

Chelsea v Manchester United Betting Analysis

Manchester United won 3-2 at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season. David Luiz (OG) gave Man Utd the lead 4 minutes into the match and Robin Van Persie made it 2-0 (12 Mins). Chelsea drew even at 2-2, but Javier Hernandez won the match for Man Utd.

Chelsea has been hot in April and they’ve gone 3-1-0 with wins over Sunderland (2-1), Fulham (3-0) and Swansea (2-0). Man Utd is 2-2-1 in the month of April with wins over Stoke City (2-0) and Aston Villa (3-0). Their lone loss was against Manchester City (2-1) at Old Trafford.

Manchester United may not be winning consistently right now, but Van Persie has been unstoppable. He was held quiet against City, but in the team’s L4 matches Van Persie has scored in every match (6 Goals) including a hat-trick against Aston Villa.

Van Persie has scored 75% of the team’s goals in the L4 matches. Chelsea on the other hand has seen six different players hit the back of the net in the team’s L4 matches (Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Oscar, Hazard & Lampard). Torres & Ba have struggled immensely though and can’t buy a goal at the moment.

Chelsea is just 8-4-5 in away matches this season, but they’ve tightened up this month. The biggest problem for Chelsea earlier in the season was their defence. Chelsea has conceded 1.29 GPG in away matches compared to 0.76 GPG in home matches.

Manchester United is 15-0-2 at home with their only losses coming against Tottenham (3-2) and Manchester City (2-1). Man Utd has been dominant at Old Trafford, but the top teams have had the quality to steal a victory, so you can’t count Chelsea out.

Manchester United v Chelsea Betting Tips

I have several predictions in the upcoming Manchester United v Chelsea match this Sunday. My banker bet, which will be on my accumulators this weekend is both teams to score (1.62 Odds). After watching the 1st match between these two I love this bet.

Manchester United has also scored a home goal in 100% of their Premier League matches this season while Chelsea has scored a goal in 88% of their away matches. I like Chelsea in this match, but I feel the safest bet is Chelsea +0.25 (1.98) rather than SU.

Chelsea is still fighting for the Europa League Championship, but they won’t overlook this match. They know how important it is to finish in the T4 in the league table. Chelsea is playing better defensively and they’ve scored 2+ goals in their L4 EPL matches.

Van Persie has now scored in his L4 matches like I mentioned above. He also scored against Chelsea in the 1st match they played and at over even money it’s my favourite bet in the match. You could opt to bet Van Persie to score first (5.50) or last (5.50) if you want to try and hit a bigger payout.

While I expect Chelsea to score goals on Sunday I don’t think there is a single player that’s worth betting to score in any of the goalscorer markets. Everyone has been taking turns scoring for Chelsea and no one has consistently been scoring as of late.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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