For many, the Red Devils, especially the Blues, are the biggest busts this year. Their ambitions were extremely high before the campaign started, but as time went by, none were fulfilled. United did win the EFL Cup, but that won’t erase the feeling of disappointment, particularly if they don’t secure the UEFA Champions League. Chelsea players are playing only because they have to; otherwise, we are 100% sure that the Blues would gladly forfeit the remaining contests.
Manchester United (-165) has plenty of issues away from Old Trafford, and if it weren’t for that, they would be placed much better and wouldn’t be under pressure with two games to go. Ten Hag’s crew was eliminated from the Europa League by Sevilla after being ripped apart at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, and apart from that, lost plenty of valuable points away from home in the Premiership.
We can’t say anything about their displays at Old Trafford, where they haven’t failed in a while. It’s like there are two Uniteds, one for the road and the other at home. In the previous 12 meetings in Manchester, the Reds Devils have two draws and impressive ten victories.
Rashford, Anthony, and the rest of the forwards are merciless at home, netting two goals in every one of those triumphs. We must mention De Gea’s incredible form, with the Spaniard recording five clean sheets over the latest seven events.
Chelsea (+350) met with Manchester City this Sunday and now revisits Manchester, only different stadium. The Blues were defeated minimally by the new/old champs, 1-0, showing more or less satisfying performance.
There isn’t much Frank Lampard can do for his old team. The entire organization is collapsing, and he can’t stop that process. Also, the former captain is aware that his time at Stanford is limited, with him leaving after the last round.
Both the defense and the offense are in trouble, struggling to show up and have at least a decent performance. The game against City was one of many over the last six weeks in which Chelsea failed to score, to be more precise, sixth in the previous ten events.
Greenwood is out for a long time, Jones is out too, and Lisandro Martinez, Sabitzer, and van de Beek. Marcus Rashford is ill, and he will be a game-time decision.
Chelsea’s injury list is packed with names. Badiashille, Broja, Chilwell, Cucurella, James, Kante, and Mount are all out for this clash. Kovacic is questionable.
Head to Head Games
The past five games between these two sides ended without winners. After two goalless ties, the most recent three direct encounters have seen the same result, 1-1.
Six of the past seven contests were with low efficiency, meaning under 2.5 goals.
As said earlier, Chelsea’s players are here only because they have to, so it’s no wonder why they can’t beat anyone. The Blues are especially catastrophic on the road and are up against one of the best home units in the Premiership, who is under heavy pressure to win. We would be stupid to bet on anything else but United’s victory, so the choice is obvious.
Pick: Manchester United wins -165
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