Man United vs Chelsea Prediction: Goal-laden draw on the cards

 | December 05 | 

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There are six more Premier league games taking place on Wednesday, as part of a stacked midweek fixture list on Amazon Prime. Here, we have taken the big game from Old Trafford, where Manchester United and Chelsea do battle.

As always, we've also given you our full preview and a couple of selected betting predictions for your perusal. 

Man United vs Chelsea Betting Tips

  • Draw - 13/5
  • Draw and over 3.5 goals - 8/1

The inconsistency and troubles continue at Old Trafford, as just a week after people were acclaiming Manchester United as the form side in the division, they were probably knocked out of the Champions League after another capitulation and then were on the end of the biggest 1-0 battering you are ever likely to see against Newcastle United.

Erik Ten Hag would be pulling his hair out if he had any, at the complete lack of perceived effort shown by some of his established stars and will surely rotate the pack as best he can, given the number of injuries on the Carrington treatment table.

Up next, it's a tough-looking game against a resurgent Chelsea outfit, who have strung together some impressive performances of late, including a 4-4 draw with the champions, Man City, as well as a 4-1 win over Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino's side ground out another important win against Brighton on Sunday but they are not the finished article yet, as shown by their drubbing at the hands of the Geordies, just a couple of weeks ago.

This all sets us up for an intriguing looking tie, which could go a long way to sorting out the lower European places, come the end of May.

Team news

Ten Hag still has a comprehensive injury list with as many as eight players unavailable for selection. After a poor performance up front by Anthony Martial against Newcastle, it looks likely Rasmus Hojlund will lead the line on Wednesday night.

Reece James and Marc Cucurella return from suspension for the Blues but they are without Conor Gallagher, who was sent off against Brighton at the weekend. Elsewhere, Malo Gusto is a doubt for Pochettino.

Match odds

Manchester United come into this game as slight outsiders at home, with the Betfred traders pricing them up at 7/4, with the visitors slightly shorter at 11/8. The draw is available at 13/5, if you expect these two sides to cancel each other out.

Goals look a good bet with over 2.5 goals at a very short 8/13, whilst BTTS also looks likely at 8/15.

Draw - 13/5

This one looks all set up for a Chelsea win right? The momentum is with the Blues and United are in a mess...

However, I don't think it will quite play out that way, with Chelsea seeing the Red Devils as a proper bogey team, having not beaten them since 2020 in any competition.

Prior to the Magpies loss, United had won five of their last six in the Premier League, so are no mere pushovers and Chelsea are about as porous as they come at the back.

Draw and over 3.5 goals - 8/1

I'm going to double down on the draw selection but ramp it up a bit by going for over 3.5 goals also.

There have been at least five goals in Chelsea's last four games and United have played out a 3-3, 4-3, 3-2 and 4-3 in the Champions League this season, showing an inability to defend.

All this sets it up lovely for a 2-2 or 3-3 draw and the 8/1 covers both those and anything above that.

You can find all our latest Football Betting Tips on Betfred Insights. 

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