Chelsea vs. Manchester United predictions ahead of this match-up in the English Premier League. Read on the preview details and free betting tips in our article.
Football. English Premier League.
Kick-off: February 17 at 20:00 UTC
Prediction: W1 – win of Chelsea
Best odds: @1.90 (Marathon)
This is not the best season for Chelsea, but there are still chances to finish it in the top three of the Premier League. However, in this case Lampard’s team needs to get the maximum points in the remaining EPL matches.
For the time being, the Blues are on the fourth spot in the EPL table, having 41 points scored in 25 matches. However, the team’s performance so far leaves much to be desired.
Although the attacking skills of Londoners are really impressive (43 goals scored), the defence is far from the standard of reliability (34 goals conceded). For example, Lampard’s team has never left the stadium without a goal conceded in their last four matches.
Right before clashing with Manchester United, the Blues have not been able to beat Leicester City in the principal battle (2-2) and now abideth not in the best frame of mind.
Manchester United’s affairs are even worse. They have not yet managed to get even into the European Cup zone because of their unimpressive game.
For now, they can only boast of 35 points scored in 25 matches and, therefore, the seventh spot in the Premier League table. This result is unsatisfactory for both the fans and team management.
The team displays weak defence as well as a poor attacking line. This is eloquently seen in the team’s statistics for scored-conceded goals (36-29). Although the situation was slightly better in the last matches of the English championship, the team is still clearly very far from regaining their former shape.
Before the upcoming skirmish, MU lost points in the confrontation with Wolverhampton 0-0, so now they are not in the best mental state. Anyway, they will make every effort at least for a draw.
The prediction for Chelsea vs. Manchester United is win of Chelsea because:
- Chelsea display a perfect attacking line, while MU have obvious issues in defence.
- Londoners are always pretty confident playing at their home stadium.
- Manchester United have not yet managed to get out of the crisis and they look much weaker than their opponents for now.
All of the foregoing pointed to the victory of Londoners. However, these three points are unlikely to be reached easily.