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Chelsea vs Man Utd Predictions, Tips and Odds: A must-win for both in European hopes

Chelsea vs Man Utd Predictions, Tips and Odds: A must-win for both

Manchester United travel to Stamford Bridge hoping to keep their top four hopes alive. Chelsea will be looking to revive their season and keep slim Europa Conference League chances going.

Chelsea vs Man Utd predictions

Chelsea vs Man Utd: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 2/5 with BetUK
Correct Score Chelsea 1-2 Man Utd 11/1 with BoyleSports
First Goalscorer Marcus Rashford 15/2 with Star Sports

The stats behind our Chelsea vs Man Utd predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in each of the past five meetings between these two sides.
  • Chelsea have conceded two goals in each of their past five games.
  • Marcus Rashford has scored six goals against Chelsea — only managing more vs Leicester and Liverpool.

Two fallen giants

Both these sides come into the game off the back of disappointing draws for different reasons. Chelsea faced relegation-battling Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, who were reduced to 10 men in the first half. The Blues led twice but eventually had to settle for a point, having been on the brink of losing at times.

It leaves Chelsea in the bottom half of the table on 40 points, despite being unbeaten in their past five matches (three draws). The Blues are just four points behind seventh-placed West Ham, however, with two games in hand over the Hammers, so there is hope. At the bottom, there is optimism that seventh would be enough to secure European football, but the Blues have to start winning.

Further up the table, Man Utd will still harbour hopes of a place in the top four. But there’s a lot of work to be done. The Red Devils are currently sixth, 11 points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa, with a game in hand. It could have been closer, but Man Utd did suffer back-to-back defeats against Fulham and Manchester City.

Man Utd bounced back to beat Everton 2-0 before their 1-1 draw with Brentford. That draw was certainly an interesting one, as Man Utd were outplayed by their hosts but looked to steal the win with Mason Mount’s 96th-minute strike. However, less than three minutes later, Kristoffer Ajer equalised and secured Brentford a point — the least that they deserved.

Chelsea vs Man Utd match tip

Man Utd to win and BTTS @ 15/4 by BoyleSports

Both these sides have been strange this season, never really stringing together a good run of form. But Man Utd may be the more confident of the two, given the recent history. Having already beaten the Blues this season, Man Utd are unbeaten in their past seven games against Chelsea, since a defeat in the 2020 FA Cup semi-finals. In the league, Man Utd haven’t lost to Chelsea in 12 games, since Alvaro Morata scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win for the Blues at Stamford Bridge in November 2017.

Chelsea vs Man Utd odds

CHELSEA VS MAN UTD
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*Odds correct as of 17:45 on April 2. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Considering the indifferent form of these two sides, it might be a bit of a surprise to see Chelsea slight favourites — and odds-on with some bookies. But this is probably more due to people’s perception of Man Utd than what they expect Chelsea to be able do to. The Blues will also be boosted by the fact that they are the home side, which always influences markets.

Chelsea vs Man Utd team news

Chelsea team news

In  Out Doubtful
Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, Reece James, Carney Chukwuemeka, Christopher Nkunku, Levi Colwill, Lesley Ugochukwu, Robert Sanchez, Trevoh Chalobah, Malo Gusto Ben Chilwell

There is no let up for Chelsea when it comes to injuries, and the Blues will be hoping they can at least call upon vice-captain Ben Chilwell. Malo Gusto potentially missing out is a big blow for the Blues, as the Frenchman has done a fine job in replacing the injured Reece James.

Top Scorer: Cole Palmer (13)

Card Magnet: Nicolas Jackson (9)

Assist Ace: Cole Palmer (8)

Man Utd team news

In  Out Doubtful
Amad Diallo Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane, Altay Bayindir Jonny Evans

Amad Diallo will be available for this game, after serving suspension for his red card in the FA Cup win over Liverpool against Brentford. Man Utd will also be hoping to have Jonny Evans back, but it may be too soon for Raphael Varane. Luke Shaw is a longer-term absentee,

Top Scorer: Scott McTominay, Rasmus Hojlund, Marcus Rashford (7)

Card Magnet: Bruno Fernandes (8)

Assist Ace: Bruno Fernandes (6)

How to watch Chelsea vs Man Utd Live

Chelsea host Man Utd on Thursday 4th April at 8:15pm, with the game broadcast live on TNT Sports 1.

Chelsea vs Man Utd head-to-head

  • 6 December 2023 – Man Utd 2-1 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 25 May 2023 – Man Utd 4-1 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 22 October 2022 – Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd – Premier League
  • 28 April 2022 – Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 28 November 2021 – Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd – Premier League

Chelsea haven’t beaten Man Utd since the semi-final of the FA Cup in 2020, drawing five and losing two of the past seven games. In fact, Chelsea’s last two victories over the Red Devils have been in the FA Cup, since a 1-0 league win in November 2017.

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