Chelsea vs Manchester United 02/07/2016 Premier League Preview, Odds and Predictions
Manchester United vs Chelsea
Sunday 7th February 2016 11:00(ET)
The Line: Chelsea 23/20 Draw 23/10 Manchester United 29/10 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports
Chelsea take on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday with both teams in need of a win. The top four is going to be a tough ask for anyone outside of those already there as Leicester are now thirteen points clear of Manchester United and Tottenham are eight clear in second. Louis Van Gaal's side will have to make up seven points on Manchester City if Arsenal win tomorrow and with theGunners likely to get the win this is going to be a big ask with just thirteen games to go. Simply put Manchester United must win tomorrow, for United though they have started to look like a better side of late . Van Gaal's side definitely has improved going forward with Martial, Rooney and Mata playing excellent stuff of late, Martial in paticular has been phenomenal of late and I think he is going to be the key for United if they are going to get the top four.
Chelsea have struggled all season, at Watford midweek they were pretty toothless a problem they have had most of the season. Diego Costa is one bad decision away from a red card and against two physical centre halves on Sunday there is a 50/50 chance that Diego Costa doesnt last the 90 minutes and the red mist descends. With Oscar, Hazard and Willian though there is supreme talent in this Chelsea midifield and if they can get in space in front of Manchester United's rearguard then this one coudl be a win for the blues.But with Chelsea's struggles and even with their change in fortune under Hiddink I think that Chelsea have been very lucky at times in this unbeaten run and I am not convinced by Chelsea.
I think this one should be a coinflip and I cant understand why Chelsea are such heavy favourites. I am taking Manchester United on the handicap in what should be one of the bets of the weekend. This is a confident United team and they may even sneak a win here outright.