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Chelsea Is Favored vs Man U But Can The Red Devils Pull Off The Upset?

Get ready for a blockbuster Premier League clash as Chelsea and Manchester United go head-to-head at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, at 3:15 PM ET, with the game being broadcasted by USA Network and streamed by NBC Sports. Click here to get the best Chelsea vs Manchester United EPL game odds!

In a matchup that could have easily been touted as a game of the year candidate a few years back between two perennial title contenders, nowadays, with the EPL title race looking like a three-team race between Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal. Home team Chelsea and Manchester United will be looking to collect a strong win to keep their European competition aspirations alive for next season.

Why Betting on Chelsea Might Yield Surprising Results Against Man United?
Why Betting on Chelsea Might Yield Surprising Results Against Man United?

 

Chelsea Is Favored vs Man U But Can The Red Devils Pull Off The Upset?

Both sides are desperate for points in the race for European qualification, but recent history favors the Red Devils. Can Chelsea turn the tide on home turf, or will United’s good form propel them to victory? With so much at stake, this promises to be a thrilling encounter. Let’s dive into the odds and uncover the best bets for this must-win matchup for both teams!

 

Chelsea vs Manchester United EPL Odds

 

 

Both sides are desperate for points in the race for European qualification, but recent history favors the Red Devils. Can Chelsea turn the tide on home turf, or will United’s good form propel them to victory? With so much at stake, this promises to be a thrilling encounter. Let’s dive into the odds and uncover the best bets for this must-win matchup for both teams!

 

Chelsea Bettors Need Blues To Score Important Result At Home

Chelsea’s been on a pretty decent run lately, picking up three wins and two draws in their last five games. Sitting in 11th place, but only four points behind seventh with two games in hand, a win against United would put them just five points back with a game in hand, but a loss would probably end their hopes of catching up.

In the league, Chelsea drew 2-2 away at Brentford and beat Newcastle 3-2 at home, with Jackson, Palmer, and Mudryk all getting on the scoresheet. Their most recent game was a disappointing 2-2 draw at home against Burnley, where they let a lead slip twice despite Burnley going down to 10 men.

After said game, manager Mauricio Pochettino couldn’t help but echo his frustration with the squad, stating “I am very disappointed and frustrated in the way we managed the second half,” Pochettino said after the game. “We are a team that when we play in possession, when we go forward, we create many chances. But we didn’t show the capacity, the energy, the hunger, the minimum to compete in the Premier League.”

Coming into United’s visit, Pochettino has a bunch of injuries to deal with, including Malo Gusto, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku, Reece James, Lesley Ugochukwu, Robert Sanchez, and Carney Chukwuemeka. The club’s hoping Levi Colwill will be back from a toe injury soon, and Ben Chilwell missed the last game with a knock.

Chelsea have had a tough time against United in recent years, winning just once in their last 14 meetings. The reverse fixture earlier this season ended 2-1 in United’s favor, with Scott McTominay scoring a brace. Can Chelsea turn things around this time? We’ll have to wait and see!

 

Is Betting On Man United On The Road A Good Idea?

Manchester United is hanging on by a thread in the race for Champions League qualification. They’re sitting in sixth place, a whopping eight points behind Tottenham in fifth and 11 behind Aston Villa. The gap between them and Spurs is the same as the gap between them and Chelsea, which is not a good look.

Two defeats in the last four games haven’t helped their cause, allowing both Villa and Spurs to pull away. Three points against Chelsea would keep their hopes alive, but anything less might mean they’ll have to settle for the Europa League or even the Europa Conference League.

In their last five games, United have had a mixed bag of results – three wins, one draw, and one loss. They recently dropped points in a thrilling 1-1 draw away at Brentford, where they conceded a mind-boggling 31 attempts. Mason Mount thought he’d snatched a win with a goal in the 96th minute, but the hosts hit back almost immediately through Kristoffer Ajer.

After the 1-1 draw against Brentdford, United coach Eric Ten Hag was quoted explaining why his team wasn’t able to score a much needed win saying “We showed resilience all through the game but in points of aggressiveness Brentford were better. We should show more passion and desire at many moments in the game.”

Before that, United had an epic 4-3 win at home against their arch-rivals Liverpool in the FA Cup Quarter-Finals. It was a back-and-forth battle, with United taking the lead early, then falling behind, then equalizing in the 87th minute through Antony to send the game to extra time. Liverpool took the lead again, but Marcus Rashford leveled it up once more. Just when it seemed like penalties were inevitable, youngster Amad Diallo sent Old Trafford into a frenzy with a last-minute winner.

In the league, United beat Everton 2-0 at home, thanks to a pair of penalties from Bruno Fernandes and Rashford. Their only loss in this stretch came in the Manchester derby, where they fell 3-1 away to their city rivals despite taking an early lead through a stunning Rashford strike.

Luke Shaw is still out with a long-term injury, but United will welcome back Amad Diallo after he served a one-game suspension. Anthony Martial, on the other hand, will be sidelined until late April.

 

What Should EPL Betting Fans Expect?

Chelsea’s been struggling against Manchester United lately, but playing at home should give them a boost. United’s been on a decent run, though, so they’ll be eyeing those three points too. Both teams will come out swinging, but there’s an overwhelming feeling of a tie approaching that can’t be denied.

With that said, expect some goals in this one. Chelsea’s been scoring and conceding a lot lately, and United haven’t been great at keeping clean sheets either. Chelsea’s biggest threats are Cole Palmer and Nicolas Jackson, who have combined for 22 league goals, while United will look to Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Hojlund.

 

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