There’s no doubt Chelsea vs Manchester United is the highlight of this week’s Premier League fixtures, and a lunchtime kick-off makes it perfect for popping down to the pub and combining it with a few pints. Of course, a few bets should make the match even more exciting, so we’ve got some free tips for you in several markets, including the outright market, correct score market, over/under goals market, and anytime goalscorer market.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting Forecast
Chelsea 3/4, Draw 11/4, Manchester United 4/1
Chelsea vs Manchester United Last 10 Head-To-Heads
Chelsea 1-0 May 19, 2018 (Wembley)
Manchester United 2-1 February 25, 2018
Chelsea 1-0 November 5, 2017
Manchester United April 6, 2017
Chelsea 1-0 March 13, 2017
Chelsea 4-0 October 23, 2016
Chelsea 1-1 February 7, 2016
Manchester United 0-0 December 28, 2015
Chelsea 1-0 April 18, 2015
Manchester United 1-1 October 26, 2014
Chelsea vs Manchester United Outright Tip
Six of the last 10 matches between Chelsea and Manchester United have either been played at Stamford Bridge or Wembley, and Chelsea’s record in those matches is phenomenal with five wins and a draw. Four of those victories have also come during Jose Mourinho’s reign as manager of Manchester United. However, whilst ex-Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte repeatedly got the better of Mourinho, it remains to be seen as to whether Maurizio Sarri’s more attacking tactics prove as potent against Manchester United.
Tactics may well play a big part in this match, with Sarri happy to let his team attack. However, it will be interesting to see if Mourinho reverts to his defence-first mentality, especially as Manchester United looked an attacking side of serious potential when Mourinho three caution to the wind in the last twenty minutes to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 against Newcastle.
Chelsea’s home record this season has been impressive though, with wins against Cardiff, Bournemouth, and Arsenal, whilst there was no shame in drawing against Liverpool. Meanwhile, Manchester United’s away form has either been hot or cold, with wins against Burnley and Watford overshadowed by defeats against Brighton and West Ham.
Chelsea’s recent home record against United suggests that odds of 3/4 for a Chelsea win are more than fair, but it’s rare that any side gets odds-on quotes at home against Manchester United. Therefore, purely from a value point-of-view, the price for a draw looks big if Mourinho gives his team some freedom to play.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Outright Betting Free Tip: Draw @ 3.94 Marathon Bet, 3.90 Widely Available
Chelsea vs Manchester United Correct Score Tips
Second-guessing Mourinho’s tactics makes a bet in the correct score market an even more precarious one. However, with at least one manager sure to adopt more attacking tactics than in recent clashes, and hopefully both, a correct score of 2-2 looks a big-price. That means a bet on more than 3.5 goals could also be a decent value bet.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Correct Score Free Tip: 2-2 @ 17.00 Bet365, Betvictor, Betfred
Chelsea vs Manchester United Goals Over/Under Free Tip: Over 3.5 @ 3.20 Bet365, 3.10 Betfair, Betvictor
Chelsea vs Manchester United Anytime Goalscorer Tips
Eden Hazard has a decent record against Manchester United, he’s also likely to take any penalties and, of course, he’s on fire at the moment. The odds about him scoring at any time aren’t anything outstanding, but any price of odds-against sounds fair.
However, if you’d sooner take a chance on a player scoring any time at bigger odds, it could be worth taking that chance on Kante. Chelsea’s midfield workhorse doesn’t score many, but has actually scored in two of his last six matches against Manchester United, which his odds don’t reflect.
Chelsea vs Manchester United Anytime Goalscorer Free Tips:
Eden Hazard @ 2.40 Marathon Bet, 2.38 Skybet, Betvictor
NGolo Kante @ 10.00 Unibet, 888sport
Odds Correct at Time of Publication