Manchester United vs Chelsea – Match Preview and Betting Tip
If Chelsea wins this match, they become the new leader in the Premier League and overwhelming favorites to win the title. There are only two rounds left to be played besides this game, and both teams have a fairly easy schedule. For Manchester United things are even better, as the three points lead allows them to draw this match, and the next two rounds should be just formalities.
Match Preview for Manchester United vs Chelsea
While the Red Devils have won the last two fixtures against Chelsea, the Blues are well ahead, when it comes to the Premiere League games.
This being said, we are about to witness the only interesting game left to be played in the English top division, with two of the best sides in British football going head to head. Fitness is not an issue for either coach with Sir Alex Ferguson and Ancelotti being able to field the best possible starting eleven. For Chelsea, Bosingwa will not play due to injury, while the hosts will have Fletcher on the bench, as he is not in perfect shape. Even so, these two players are not essential for either side and the impact of their absence will be minimal.
Sir Alex Ferguson wants to achieve the double at least, after his squad suffered a shocking defeat to city rivals in the FA Cup. The Champions League is going to be a tall order, with Barcelona being the favorite to win the trophy, but hope yet remains. On the other hand, the Premier League has to be won to prevent one of the most impressive comebacks in British football. Knowing that Chelsea is in excellent shape and will give everything on the pitch, the hosts will rest none of the veterans, and we’ll have a classic 4-4-2 starting formation.
Hernandez will pair up with Rooney in the offense, while the midfield will feature Park, Giggs, Carrick and Nani. The visitors will try to deliver the first defeat to Manchester United in front of their fans and this means they will start with a very offensive minded squad. Ancelotti will take chances and go for a 4-3-3, with Drogba upfront, backed up by Malouda and Kalou. It’s going to be a pretty intense battle in the midfield as well, with Chelsea having the players to take on any team. Still, Manchester United is superior in this area and this will translate into a better ball possession.
Betting Tip for Manchester United vs Chelsea
If everything goes according to the plan, Manchester should douse the offensive flames in the first half and prevent the visitors from taking the initiative. Backed up by a stadium packed with fans that are aware of the importance of this games, United will be just as deadly as always and keep Chelsea at bay. If nothing happens in the first half, goal wise, the Blues will grow restless and this is the best environment for mistakes to appear and grow. Manchester has all the reasons to punish the visitors, when they get the chance, and grab the three points that will allow them to focus on the Champions League’s final.
Betting Tip – Manchester United to win.
Match odds for Manchester United vs Chelsea
All odds are at the time of writing and may change before kick off.