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Chelsea vs Manchester United - 10/20/18 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Chelsea will host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge for a massive game in the English Premier League.

Chelsea enter this match in great form as the team has remained unbeaten all season. In their last match, Chelsea had a big win over Southampton away from home. Chelsea won that match 3-0 with goals from Eden Hazard, Ross Barkley, and Alvaro Morata. The midfield performed exceptionally well for Chelsea as they controlled over 60% of the possession and created over 20 shots on goal for the striker. As it currently stands, Chelsea are equal with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the English Premier League ladder. Over the past decade, this fixture has become a massive derby in English football and it can be expected that Chelsea will be hugely supported at this home game for that reason.

On the other side of the coin, Manchester United have been struggling. While this team managed to beat Newcastle in the last game, they still remain midtable and the pressure on the players and manager seems to be huge. This match could be a blessing or a curse for Manchester United as a win will silence many critics while a loss will make matters worse for the Red Devils. It is going to be hard for Manchester United as key players such as Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba look in bad form. With this match away from home against a top team like Chelsea, I don’t see much hope for Manchester United.

The last time Chelsea and Manchester United met at Stamford Bridge was last season. Chelsea won that match 1-0 with Alvaro Morata scoring the goal.

Taking everything into consideration, I am picking Chelsea to win this match. Chelsea are in much better form and with the match at Stamford Bridge, I see the Blues getting all three points.

 

Pick:
Chelsea

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