Manchester United Slight Favourites to Beat Wobbly Chelsea

Manchester United and Chelsea managed to land top-four spots in the English Premier League last season although it appears as though both clubs will have a challenge on their hands for the 2020/21 campaign after sluggish starts which means that improvement is requirement for both sides.

The Red Devils have claimed two EPL victories on the road this season although they have served up a dog’s dinner of a performance both against Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur, with the defence creaking badly on both occasions although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims that the “season starts now” after a 4-1 win at Newcastle.

Why Are Manchester United Favourites to Win?

The bookies are finding it hard to separate Manchester United and Chelsea. The Full-Time Result betting odds indicate that the layers effectively apply the same rating to the teams and the Red Devils are slight favourites on account of the fact that they have perceived home advantage at Old Trafford.

However, whether it’s an advantage for this group of players to be playing on home soil remains open to question, with Palace having earned a deserved 3-1 win before Spurs ran riot in a clash that saw Anthony Martial sent off before Jose Mourinho’s side started scoring for fun.

Perhaps the 4-1 win at Newcastle will prove to be a turning point for a team who delivered a late sting in the tail but were deserving winners at St James’ Park, although it should be borne in mind that United will have come into this match off the back of a Champions League clash at Paris Saint-Germain.

Can Chelsea Deliver More Goals at Old Trafford?

Everyone expected Chelsea to be full of goals before a ball was kicked and Frank Lampard’s side have a very healthy thirteen goals in their first five matches of the season, with the Blues having scored three against Southampton and Brighton along with four against Crystal Palace.

It seems implausible that the visitors will fail to find the net in this fixture, with Timo Werner in devastating form against the Saints when scoring a first-half brace and the German appears to be relishing having a centre forward role in the team.

Christian Pulisic is now back in the reckoning and is operating well in tandem with Kai Havertz, while Hakim Ziyech is also waiting in the wings for his opportunity and the big problem is Chelsea’s defensive frailties which appear to be rearing their ugly head on a regular basis.

Chelsea found themselves 3-0 down at West Brom a few weeks ago before drawing 3-3 and Lampard will be scratching his head as to how the team tossed away a 2-0 lead to draw by the same scoreline against Southampton and there are big questions as to how the defence will operate in this fixture.

What Are the Best Bets For This Match?

We’re happy to assume that both Manchester United and Chelsea will find the net and the “Yes” option on the Both Teams to Score betting market is actually an attractive price, while punters can take a similar view by placing a bet on Over 2.5 Goals and potentially go for Over 3.5 Goals which would mean we need at least four goals to be scored throughout the encounter.

We think that Timo Werner could be worth considering on the Anytime Scorer betting market and the German is clearly on the goal trail after his brace, while Bruno Fernandes appears to have picked up in the past couple of weeks and the Portuguese remains on penalties despite his miss at St James’ Park.


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