Big Game Focus: Manchester United v Chelsea


Manchester United will look to bounce back after a terrible run of form when they host Chelsea on Sunday evening, in a clash that will have consequences for both of their top four dreams. Here’s the Big Game Focus with some betting tips and team news. Bet on the game here.

Manchester United are in dire straits. They are enduring their worst run of form in recent years and on Sunday, they’ll need to secure maximum points against Chelsea to prevent an eighth defeat in nine matches.

Chelsea have lost one and drawn one of their last two league matches. Their top four hopes will be on the line on Sunday. However, their record against the top six away from home is not that good. A loss will be a huge blow to their top four ambitions and should be very wary of a wounded United team.

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The Red Devils have the overall all-time advantage in wins with 78 to the Blues’ 54. Maurizio Sarri’s men have seriously struggled against their Big Six rivals, winning just three of their nine games so far. Chelsea have continuously struggled at Old Trafford in the Premier League, last winning away to Manchester United in 2013, losing two and drawing three of the five games since. Therefore odds of 2.65 for a United win is attractive.

Man United have conceded 50 goals in a Premier League season for the first time in 40 years. David De Gea has also not kept a clean sheet in 11 matches. United have scored in six of their last ten matches in the league. Chelsea have kept just three clean sheets in their last ten league matches. Therefore you can back Both Teams to Score at odds of 1.60.

Eden Hazard has scored five goals against Man United in 18 appearances. The 28-year-old Belgian is also enjoying his best season in the Premier League. Therefore, you can back Eden Hazard as Anytime Goalscorer at odds of 2.75.

Team news

After missing United’s six matches in April so far, midfielder Ander Herrera could feature on Sunday together with Scott McTominay who failed a fitness test on Wednesday against Manchester City.

Chelsea could be without N’golo Kante who picked up a rib injury in their Monday night draw with Burnley. Callum Hudson-Odoi also suffered a ruptured Achilles and is definitely out for the season. Antonio Rudiger remains a doubt for the Blues.

Possible line-ups

Man United: De Gea, Shaw, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, McTominay, Pogba, Fred, Rashford, Lukaku, Martial

Chelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard