Chelsea aren’t going to win the Premier League but do find themselves still in tonight’s competition, an upcoming Carabao Cup final and for all money will be through to the last 16 of the Europa League.
The problem is the find themselves just outsite the top 4 and away results of late have been awful. The 6-0 spanking at Man City last time out exposed all that is bad about Sarri’s team.
Man Utd were humbled when beaten at home 2-0 by PSG last week in the Champions League. That results has gone a long way to eliminating them from that competition. They aren’t going to win the league and have already departed from the Carabao Cup.
They have a battle for 4th place in the Premier League. Aside from the PSG match, since Solskjaer came in the club’s form has been great. They’ve won ten matches and drawn one.
So both teams will look to bounce back after disappointing results in their last game. There will be more pressure on Chelsea as the home team and given the unrest around the club at the current time.
Chelsea will dominate possession and look to play their normal game. United here should be happy to play a little more on the counter-attack. With their personnel, they can give Chelsea’s back four and Jorginho nightmares. They should look to focus particularly on Alonso and Jorginho who are defensively suspect, putting it mildly.
Martial and Lingard will miss out through injury but Lukaku, Sanchez and Rashford have more than enough pace to attack those weak spots in Sarri’s defence.
Chelsea are at full strength but we are finding it a difficult to accept a team with plenty of discontent and a frail looking defensive unit should be Evens against a Man Utd team who have lost 1 in 12.
How we placed our bet
What time/date is the match?
7.30pm on Monday 18th Feb
What are the betting markets?
What are the tips, bookmaker and odds?
Man Utd +0.5 with Bet365 at 1.87 (a touch better than 17/20)
What stakes for the bets?
+0.5 AH > 2pts
Is the match available on TV/Sat in the UK?
Yes, it will be shown live on BBC One.
Published on: Feb 18, 2019 @ 16:43