Man Utd vs Chelsea: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:06 PM UTC

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 6:06 PM UTC

This promises to be a thrilling match!
<div><h2>Man Utd vs Chelsea</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/premier-league/manchester-united-vs-chelsea-fc-3840699/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Man Utd vs Chelsea"><strong>Sunday, August 11, at Old Trafford</strong></a></p><p>Two titans of the English game will lock horns at Old Trafford on the opening Sunday of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign. Man Utd and Chelsea are both vying for a top four spot this season and this match could have a massive impact on the battle. They have been evenly matched in recent years and both meetings between these sides finished in a draw last season. However, Man Utd have spent heavily on the likes of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer, whereas Chelsea have been hit with a transfer ban, so Red Devils fans will demand victory.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Man Utd conceded 54 goals last season, which is more than any other team in the so-called Big Six. That saw them finish sixth in the table, and they only won half of their games during the campaign. They have aimed to rectify this problem by spending £130 million on Maguire and Wan-Bissaka, while speedy winger Daniel James has also joined from Swansea. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will expect a big season from Marcus Rashford after deciding to dispense with Romelu Lukaku, while there will be pressure on Paul Pogba to perform after he failed to engineer a move away from the club.</p><p>Chelsea are facing up to life without Eden Hazard, who directly contributed to more goals than any other player in the Premier League last season. He has joined Real Madrid and the Blues were unable to replace him, as they were handed a two-window transfer ban for breaching regulations when signing young players. Maurizio Sarri has moved to Juventus, and the club turned to former midfielder Frank Lampard to take over. It is just his second year in management, and his first in the top flight, and he faces a daunting task. Christian Pulisic is the only new arrival, thanks to a deal agreed before the ban was announced, but Lampard will largely be reliant on young players to plug gaps in his squad this season.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Man Utd are the 2.20 (5/4) favourites to win this match and that is because they enjoy home advantage. Chelsea are 3.50 (5/2) underdogs, but they have plenty of big players like N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger, who will not be scared by a trip to Old Trafford. Given the even head-to-head record between these teams, it might be best to avoid the outright markets and look at goals. Both teams to score has paid off in their last three meetings, and both managers are likely to favour an attacking philosophy this season, so that looks like a tempting option.</p><p><strong>Top Tip: <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="William Hill"><em>Both teams to score at 1.80 (4/5) with William Hill</em></a></strong></p></div>
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