Chelsea vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 28 February 2021
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
The Blues are a rejuvenated team under Thomas Tuchel and the German head-coach will be keen to hang on to his unbeaten record at the club. However, there is more work to do as they sit at 5th on the table and 6 points behind their Sunday’s rivals Manchester United.
On the other hand, Manchester United come into this match as the only unbeaten away side in the league and an impeccable 8 wins and 4 draws from the 12 games played on the road so far. However, they drew 3 of the last 4 away games.
The Red Devils must be still considered as title contenders albeit their 10 point gap with cross-city rivals Manchester City. The scenario also implies the importance of this fixture and indication of a cagey affair expected at the Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Head-to-head
- The teams drew blank when they met earlier at the Old Trafford this season.
- The recent h2h record tip heavily towards Manchester United as they won 4 of the 7 across all competitions along with 2 draws and 1 defeat.
- At the Stamford Bridge, Chelsea lost the last three games to United.
- Seven of their last 10 h2h games at this ground saw under 2.5 goals while both teams scored in just 3 occasions.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Prediction
Chelsea are becoming a possession oriented solid defensive unit under Thomas Tuchel with a knack of finding goals, but they are expected to find the going touch against a highly motivated Manchester United. So, we expect goals at a premium, also while considering the same in 5 of the last 6 Chelsea games under Tuchel as well as 4 of the last 5 Manchester United games. Therefore we go with under 2.5 goals as the primary pick.
Now, considering the cagey affair of the match and United’s trend against strong teams in the league, a full-time draw is the most likely outcome. This could be grabbed at high 3.50 odd while the correct score tip chasers can take a shot at the 1-1 full-time for massive 7.00 odd.