2016-17 EPL: Manchester United vs Chelsea Betting Tips

April 13, 2017 by Posted in Soccer Tips

Manchester United v Chelsea
Fixtures pile-up for Manchester United will surely take its toll when the Red Devils welcome league leaders Chelsea to Old Trafford on Sunday, April 16. Jose Mourinho has an old score to settle with his old employers but with eyes set on Europa League, it may be a challenge for the ‘Chosen One’.

Season so far
Chelsea look unstoppable at the top of the league having amassed 75 points from 31 games. With just seven matches to go, it looks a distant dream for the chasers to reduce the gap and topple them off the perch.

United have been an enigma this season. For all the chances they created, the conversion rate has been very poor. Such has been their poor returns in front of the goal that despite an unbeaten 20-match run, they find themselves perched to the fifth or sixth positions. They have 57 points from 30 matches and are in fifth place now.

Can Mourinho get his revenge?
Remember the previous face-off between these sides at Stamford Bridge? Mourinho was vilified by the Blues’ fans as Judas while United were shred to pieces on the ground for a 4-0 heavy defeat. Jose would love to retaliate and settle the scores. But with Old Trafford these days producing no more than draws even against bottom dwellers, United have a very tough task.

Antonio Conte has been brilliant with his tactics and execution this season for Chelsea. The side has responded well too and they now are on the cusp of glory. Having no European commitments helped but we have seen in the past that it was no guarantee for domestic success. Knowing Conte and seeing the way he persisted with results, it would be a surprise if they gun for a draw.

Manchester United have a fixture pile-up with Europa commitments coming before and after this crucial clash. With top-four looking a distant dream. Mourinho has already prioritized Europa over Premier League. Thursday night trip to Anderlecht may prove to be too hectic although Mourinho would like to at least park the bus and grab a point. Odds of $2.88 (William Hill) on Chelsea win look a wonderful pick.

TIP: Chelsea to win – $2.88 at William Hill

The silky runs of Eden Hazard are going to be a threat for the Red Devils and at odds of $3.40 (bet365), the Belgian magician is a good punt to score a goal anytime. For United, it’s a temptation to put money on Zlatan Ibrahimovice scoring anytime at odds of $2.40 (William Hill)

TIP: Hazard to score $3.40 at bet365

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