Chelsea is battling for a spot in the Champions League, and it faces one of its biggest rivals when it hosts Manchester United on Sunday in an English Premier League showdown. The Blues come off a huge 1-0 victory against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League's Round of 16 on Tuesday, and they need this win to keep pace in the race for a UCL spot next year. Manchester United moved into the Europa League's Round of 16 on Thursday, advancing on a 4-0 on aggregate over Real Sociedad.
Kickoff from London's Stamford Bridge is set for 11:30 a.m. ET. The latest Manchester United vs. Chelsea odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Chelsea as the 0.5-goal and +124 money-line favorite, while the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Chelsea vs. Manchester United picks, check out the English Premier League predictions from SportsLine's Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $16,900 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has set his sights on Chelsea vs. Manchester United and revealed his best bets. You can only see them over at SportsLine.
- Manchester United vs. Chelsea spread: Chelsea -0.5
- Manchester United vs. Chelsea over-under: 2.5 goals
- Manchester United vs. Chelsea money line: Chelsea +124, Man United +230, Draw +230
- MANU: The Red Devils have not lost in their last 19 road league games (13-0-6).
- CHE: The Blues have zero goals on 41 shots in their last three EPL games against Man U.
Why you should back Chelsea
New manager Thomas Tuchel has transformed the Blues (12-7-6, 43 points, fifth) since he took over for Frank Lampard in late January. They are 6-0-2 since then, and the win against Atletico Madrid was indicative of the new approach. Chelsea held the ball 63 percent of the time in the match, and the defense locked things down when it did give up possession. Chelsea has allowed just two goals in the eight matches under Tuchel.
Chelsea has a goal differential of plus-16, fourth-best in the EPL, and has allowed 25 goals, second-fewest to league-leading Manchester City. Olivier Giroud's thrilling overhead kick for the winner Tuesday was evidence of Chelsea's opportunistic offense. Tammy Abraham (team-high six goals), Timo Werner (five) and Jorginho (five) all make the most of their chances, and the 34-year-old Giroud can still strike quickly.
Why you should back Manchester United
Manchester United has dominated its recent matchups, with three wins and three draws in the past six. United will give Chelsea by far its biggest test since Tuchel took the reins, with the Red Devils possessing much more speed and ambition than any previous foe. Fernandes is second in the EPL in goals with 15, and he will fight hard to break his run of bad luck against top competition.
Marcus Rashford also plays a major role in Manchester United's attack, scoring nine goals for the league's top-scoring team (53). Rashford also has six assists, second on the team to Fernandes' 10 (also second in EPL). The Red Devils' attacking style leads to chances in their end, but goalkeeper David de Gea is one of the team's most experienced players and has seven clean sheets.
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