Chelsea v Manchester United Preview

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Southampton v Chelsea PreviewPremiership action Sunday Afternoon comes from Stamford Bridge and features Chelsea versus Manchester United.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 16:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Chelsea v Manchester United Preview, Premiership, Sunday 19th January 2014

Chelsea head into this game match sunday afternoon having had a productive season so far which has seen Jose Mourinho’s side pick up 46pts from their 21 matches played and are currently just 2pts behind current league leaders Arsenal and are still very much contenders for the Premiership Title.

Manchester United are having a season to forget as with the current defending Premiership Champions having only managed to secure 37tps from their 21 matches played, David Moyes’ side are now 11pts behind Arsenal and although there is still some slight hope they can make the ground up and defend their crown anything but a victory in this game would surely see those hopes disappear.

Chelsea Team News:

The hosts will be missing Ivanovic and Kalas for this game as both players continue to receive treatment for respective injury problems and Frank Lampard is a major doubt as he continues to recover from a muscle problem. Fernando Torres looks likely to lead the attack up front having discovered his form in front of goal recently and will receive support in behind from the clubs current top goalscorer Hazzard who has scored 9 league goals this season.

Manchester United Team News:

The visitors have a number of players unavailable for this game with Fellaini, Ashley Young, Nani, Rooney and Van Persie all out with respective injury problems. Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jones and Patrice Evra will all under take a late fitness test to see if they can be involved.

Chelsea v Manchester United Head to Head Statistics:

Sunday afternoon’s game from Stamford Bridge will become the 152nd meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Chelsea have won 46 times (26 at Stamford Bridge), Manchester United have won 63 times (33 at Stamford Bridge) and there has been 42 Draws (18 at Stamford Bridge).

The previous 5 meetings below in our head to head statistics show Chelsea with a clear advantage having won 3 times with Manchester United having not managed a single victory and the remaining 2 games finishing all square.

26/08/13 PRL Manchester United – Chelsea 0 : 0
05/05/13 PRL Manchester United – Chelsea 0 : 1
01/04/13 FAC Chelsea – Manchester United 1 : 0
10/03/13 FAC Manchester United – Chelsea
2 : 2
31/10/12 LEC Chelsea – Manchester United 5 : 4 (Extra Time)

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

441 goals have been scored in the previous 151 games played between the two clubs which provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 2.92 and with there having been (245 goals scored at Stamford Bridge) from the previous 77 matches played there, we are provided with an average goals per game statistic of 3.18, which seems to indicate that this game on sunday afternoon should see at least a few goals scored.

Chelsea v Manchester United Recent Form (Left to Right)

Chelsea: W W W W W

Manchester United: W L L L W

Chelsea have a clear advantage on the recent form statistics having won all of their last 5 matches played. Manchester United have founds things much more difficult recent having only managed to win 2 of their last 5 played, of which they have lost the other 3.

Chelsea v Manchester United Match Betting Odds Market

Chelsea have been in much better form than their visitors recently and also have a decent record over Manchester United in recent season’s and are the clear favourites to win this game at a current best price of 3/4 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers).

The Draw has been a regular outcome in recent season’s and does seem to be the best result that Manchester United can obtain here in my opinion so it might be worth having something on the Draw currently a best price of 14/5 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) as your main cover bet for this game.

Manchester United have a number of injuries to key players and without the services of both Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie their attack up front does look a bit limited at best and so it should come as no real surprise to see the online bookmakers offering up such a big price of 17/4 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers).

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Chelsea v Manchester United Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Chelsea have certainly been the better side this season and with home advantage, they will be difficult to beat and the maximum points here from this game will be crucial for Jose Mourinho’s side to keep pace with both Manchester City and Arsenal above them.

Manchester United have had a season to forget already with the only real possible chance of winning any silverwear being the Champions League, which based on their league form looks extremely unlikely.

David Moyes’ has not seemed to have got the best from the United players this season and will obviously be very disappointed with their performances in recent matches which has seen them eliminated from the FA Cup and trailing 2-1 in the League Cup against Sunderland who many fans would of expected their team to beat under the guidance of Alex Ferguson.

Manchester United fans are obviously not a happy bunch and have many times this season called for David Moyes to be replaced, but this doesn’t look likely at this stage, although another defeat in this game would certainly see the board scracthing their head and pondering the future.

The average goals per game statistics suggest this match to see at least a few goals scored on sunday afternoon and with Chelsea very much the side in form at the moment, maybe a correct score of 2-1 @ 9/1 with Stan James (£10 Free Bets for New Customers) or 2-0 @ 8/1 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) could be worth a small investment.

However, my prediction is going to be Hazard to Score & Chelsea to Win @ 4/1 with Coral (£50 Free Bets for New Customers) as the Belgium midfielder is in great scoring form this season and could very easily get his name on the score-sheet again his match.

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