Chelsea vs Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Chelsea vs Manchester United Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea went into the international break with a comfortable 3-0 win over Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium. Excellent work from Ross Barkley led to the opening goal from Eden Hazard and Barkley was on the scoresheet just before the hour. A late goal from Alvaro Morata made it a comfortable game for the blues. Manchester United picked up a first win in five after beating Newcastle 3-2 at Old Trafford. Goals from Kennedy and Muto helped Newcastle silence the home crowd after 10 minutes, but a remarkable second-half comeback – through goals from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, and Alexis Sanchez – saw the Red Devils take three points.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Manchester United have suffered quite a lot in recent visits to Stamford Bridge. United’s last away victory over Chelsea was back in 2012, but they have picked up a few draws since then. It would not be surprising if Mourinho tried to counter the ‘Sarri ball’ tactics with a deep defence and the narrow pitch of Stamford Bridge will be conducive to a defensive tactic. I would expect the two teams to play out a dull draw.

Goals are expected to be limited in this game with Jose Mourinho never shy of going with defensive tactics when away from home against the top teams. Chelsea have struggled in terms of opening up opposition who sit back. I would go with under 2.5 goals in the match.

Draw – 29/10

Total goals under 2.5 – 1/1

Chelsea scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Chelsea have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Manchester United

Manchester United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Chelsea Form Guide

Chelsea Team Logo

Chelsea

Won

7

Draw

3

Lost

0
D H

29-09-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-10-2018

Europa League Grp. L

Vidi FC Team Logo Vidi FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-10-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

20-10-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

25-10-2018

Europa League Grp. L

BATE Borisov Team Logo BATE Borisov

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

28-10-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

31-10-2018

EFL Cup

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

W H

04-11-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

08-11-2018

Europa League Grp. L

BATE Borisov Team Logo BATE Borisov

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

11-11-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Manchester United Form Guide

Manchester United Team Logo

Manchester United

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L H

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 9 - 10

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-09-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

02-10-2018

Champions League Grp. H

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-10-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

20-10-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

23-10-2018

Champions League Grp. H

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

28-10-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

03-11-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

07-11-2018

Champions League Grp. H

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

11-11-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Chelsea Preview

Maurizio Sarri has been able to get his Chelsea team without suffering a defeat after 11 games in all competitions. Over the last few games, however, his team has encountered stiff resistance for their possession-based football. Teams have been trying to sit deep and tide over the ‘Sarri ball’ tactics. The lack of a physical threat in the box – apart from Giroud or Morata – has led to Chelsea depending heavily on the trickery of their wingers. Sarri, though, will be glad with Morata scoring in back-to-back games for the blues. Hazard, though, remains the significant threat by a huge margin.

Chelsea Team News

Antonio Rudiger (groin) is doubtful for the game. Marco van Ginkel (cruciate ligament) and Ethan Ampadu (knee) are missing from action.

Manchester United Preview

Jose Mourinho was able to last through the international break amidst plenty of rumours about being sacked irrespective of the result against Newcastle United. The manner of the comeback against Newcastle will provide a lot of confidence to the club, who have also been out of the negative headlines in the last fortnight. United have been swimming through a sea of negativity since the start of the campaign and the last two weeks will provide a much-needed respite. The win over Newcastle also witnessed Alexis Sanchez get a smile on his face with a goal.

Manchester United Team News

Luke Shaw (ankle) and Nemanja Matic (back) are rated as doubtful for the game. Jesse Lingard (groin) and Scott McTominay (knee) are certainly ruled out of the game.

Chelsea Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Chelsea vs Manchester United Sidelined Players

Chelsea
44 Ethan Ampadu Injured
20 Callum Hudson-Odoi Injured
Manchester United
16 Marcos Rojo Injured
14 Jesse Lingard Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 189 84
28 LB Cesar Azpilicueta 178 70
30 CD David Luiz 189 84
2 CD Antonio Ruediger 190 85
3 RB Marcos Alonso 188 85
5 CM Jorginho 180 65
17 CM Mateo Kovacic 178 78
7 CM N'Golo Kante 168 68
10 RF Eden Hazard 173 76
22 LF Willian 175 70
29 CF Alvaro Morata 189 82
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David De Gea 192 76
18 LB Ashley Young 175 65
12 CD Chris Smalling 194 81
2 CD Victor Nilsson Lindeloef 187 80
23 RB Luke Shaw 185 75
31 CDM Nemanja Matic 194 83
6 CDM Paul Pogba 191 84
10 CM Marcus Rashford 180 70
8 CM Juan Mata 170 61
11 CM Anthony Martial 181 76
9 CF Romelu Lukaku 190 94