Manchester United welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford for a crucial Premier League match on Wednesday, with both teams eager to reignite their seasons. Recent encounters suggest a closely matched contest, with a draw being a likely outcome.
Manchester United’s disappointing season suffered another blow with a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United. Their lacklustre attack managed only one shot on target, highlighting their offensive woes.
This loss snapped Manchester United’s three-game winning streak in the Premier League, increasing the scrutiny on manager Erik Ten Hag. His team’s inconsistency, exemplified by their lacklustre performance at St James’ Park, remains a major concern.
Old Trafford could be key to Manchester United’s revival, having secured two wins in their last three home games. Yet, defensive issues persist, with just one clean sheet in seven home league games this season.
Chelsea, on the other hand, secured a 3-2 win over Brighton in their last league match. Despite being reduced to 10 men, goals from Enzo Fernandez and Levi Colwill ensured victory.
After a heavy 4-1 defeat to Newcastle United, Chelsea, under Mauricio Pochettino, have bounced back with just one loss in their last five games in all competitions.
Chelsea’s resilience against top teams this season is notable, having drawn with Liverpool, tied with Arsenal, and engaged in a high-scoring 4-4 draw with Manchester City.
Chelsea is slightly favoured by bookmakers, with a win priced at 7/5 by bet365. Manchester United’s odds for a victory stand at 19/10, and a draw is at 27/10 with William Hill.
Alejandro Garnacho has been a bright spot for Manchester United, scoring four goals in three matches. He is priced at 7/2 by bet365 to score in the upcoming game.
Additional Betting Options
The previous clash between these teams saw over 3.5 goals, an outcome offered at 13/8 for this match.
The trend of being level at half-time in five of the last six meetings between these teams is valued at 6/4.