Jose Mourinho makes the return to Stamford Bridge as he takes on his former club Chelsea with Manchester United this weekend. The blues are joint leaders in the Premier League after having picked up 20 points – the same as Manchester City and Liverpool. United have already dropped seven points behind the trio even after just eight matches. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Chelsea were able to register a 3-0 victory over Southampton to head into the international break with comfort. This was the second consecutive win for the blues after having beaten MOL Vidi 1-0 in the Europa League.
United were able to come up with a remarkable second-half comeback as they picked up a 3-2 win over Newcastle. This was the first victory for Jose Mourinho’s men since the victory over Young Boys in the Europa League.
The recent game between Chelsea and Manchester United happened to be the 2018 FA Cup final, which went 1-0 in favour of the blues. United’s last trip to Stamford Bridge also saw them lose 1-0. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.90[/bet_tip_now]
United are given a substantial price of 5.00 to win the match while Chelsea are rather short at 1.75. Both these prices are not attractive considering that the game has a strong likelihood of finishing as a draw. Jose Mourinho will not be ready to lose to a top opposition away from home. He has always tried to defend deep in such big matches. Maurizio Sarri’s men have been delightful going forward but they struggle against teams that defend with all players behind the ball. In such an instance, this match could be a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.90[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea win odds: 1.75
Manchester United win odds: 5.00
Correct Score odds
The opening goal of the game is likely to come from a Manchester United counter-attack or a moment of genius from Chelsea. This game is likely to be a match between attack and defence with a Jose Mourinho never shy away from parking his bus against top teams. The small patch of Stamford Bridge will also aid United. Our correct score prediction expects a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The game is likely to be low on goals since both clubs will not be keen to lose against their main opponent. Even though United already do appear to be running out of title ambition, a loss against the top teams will be demoralising – especially after the huge win over Newcastle. Since both clubs will play safe, our total goals prediction expects under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Eden Hazard has been the brilliant player for Chelsea by a significant margin and the Belgian already has seven league goals for the campaign. Hazard has been able to score five times in 16 games against United, but he has been more focused on scoring than ever before. Our first goalscorer prediction would back the 27-year-old.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Eden Hazard at 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
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