Premier League betting – Chelsea vs Man Utd
Chelsea vs Man Utd betting preview
Chelsea Form:WLLDDD Position: 4th
Chelsea managed to steady the ship somewhat last weekend when they earned a 1-1 draw away at local rivals Tottenham as they attempt to reverse their poor run of form that has seen them fall to 4th in the league. Despite their slip in form the Blues go into the title 6 pointer favourites and best priced at 6/5with bet365 and several over bookmakers. Didier Drogba got on the score sheet last week before missing the decisive penalty, and may be looking to make amends on Sunday. With that in mind the Ivorian striker is a good price at 11/2 with Coral to open the scoring. The return to action of key trio Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Michael Essien has come at the right time for manager Ancelotti. But the Blues will still be without defender Alex, midfielder Yossi Benayoun and Russian Yuri Zherkov.
Man Utd Form:WDDWWW Position: 1st
Man United’s good recent form has put them in a very good position, top of the Premier League by 2 points and a game in hand over their nearest challengers. While Sir Alex Ferguson’s men still haven’t lost a game in the league and will go into Sunday’s game looking for their first win at Stamford Bridge since 2002. Dimitar Berbatov is United’s and the League’s top scorer with 11 goals from 13 matches, and the Bulgarian is best priced at 23/10 with extrabet to score at any time. Striker Wayne Rooney is continuing his comeback after his leave of absence, but Owen Hargreaves, Antonio Valencia and Michael Owen are still set to miss out through injury.
Match Prediction: Chelsea WIN best priced at 6/5with Bet365
Despite Chelsea taking only 6 points from their last 6 matches, they will be boosted by the return of Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba and could end Man United’s unbeaten to start to the season. Although, as with the previous few meetings between the two in London it should be a tight game that could well end in a draw. A 2-1 Chelsea victory is showing good odds of 17/2 with SkyBet, although the safer bet of 1-1 is also a good value at 6-1 with William Hill. Both teams missed penalties in their last match and if you think either team will miss another spot kick then odds of 8/1 are available with Coral.
2-1 Chelsea Win – 17/2 Sky Bet
Didier Drogba to score and be booked – 6/1 Paddy Power
Dimitar Berbatov to score at any time – 23/10 Extrabet
By Sam Markham
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