Chelsea vs Man Utd betting preview
Chelsea take on Man United on Sunday afternoon, in the game of the day. It’s the first in a series of difficult games for Man United and will be a real test of their title credentials. It’s also a big game for Chelsea was well, as manager Villas-Boas battles to stay in the title race.
This could be a defining moment in Chelsea’s season, as defeat here would put them 15 points behind Manchester United. John Terry missed the midweek game with Swansea and it remains to be seen if the centre back will return for this game. The Blues are in fact slight favourites going into the game, and are best priced at 2.62 with William Hill. This comes from the fact that Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 6 games, but that run does include 2 draws against Norwich and Swansea that they should have won. Daniel Sturridge is the Blue’s joint top goal scorer with 9 goals from 17 games, and is a good bet at 3.2 with Coral to score at any time. None of Chelsea’s last 4 games have produced more than 2 goals, so betting on under 2.5 goals here should be a good bet with odds of 1.92 available from Betfair.
The Red Devils are on a good run in the Premier League, after winning all 3 of their previous games. They did though, lose last week to Liverpool, which should give them more motivation going into this game. Alex Ferguson will be boosted by the return of Nani and Wayne Rooney, but Phil Jones should still miss out. This will give the away side a lift, and there is some good value to be had in an away win. A 2-1 correct score is looking particularly good value with 12.0 available from Betfred. This is good value when you take into account their 3-1 win in the reverse fixture, and the fact that they have the best away record in the division. Wayne Rooney has a habit of scoring in big games for Man United, so betting on the England man to score the first goal at 7.0 from Ladbrokes is looking particularly good.
Chelsea WIN – 2.62 William Hill
Daniel Sturridge anytime scorer – 3.2 Coral
Rooney 1st goal scorer – 7.0 Ladbrokes
2-1 away WIN – 12.0 Betfred
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