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Manchester United vs. Chelsea Preview and Free Pick

Last Updated on December 5, 2023 6:44 pm by Erwin Noguera

The Premier League keeps pushing forth as we walk into the 15th matchday out of 38 with some exciting games coming our way.

One of these matches comes in the belly of the week, as Manchester United receives Chelsea, with both teams in dire need of straightening their path. The top-of-the-table pack is getting farther every week, so a Champions League qualification becomes a harder task.

This is one of the few Premier League midweek matchdays, so surprises are a great possibility due to tiredness.


Wednesday, December 6, 3:15 PM ET at Old Trafford

Moneyline odds: 

Manchester United +190

Chelsea +140

Draw Offs: 


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Why Bet on Manchester United?

Manchester United is trying to get back into the winning column, coming in with eight wins and six losses as the 7th-placed team. 

The Red Devils were utterly abject at Newcastle, thus ending one of the most unconvincing winning streaks you’re ever likely to see. However, their recent upsurge means they head into Wednesday’s game five points clear of the Blues, who beat Brighton 3-2 on Sunday.

Ten Hag is unlikely to welcome back any of his current absentees on Wednesday night. Jonny Evans could recover in time but the Northern Irishman shouldn’t start yet.

Why Bet on Chelsea?

Chelsea comes in at the 10th spot with five wins, four draws, and five losses in their current run. However, they come from a win in their most recent clash and are trying to build upon their momentum as we go.

Conor Gallagher’s dismissal on Sunday means he’ll be suspended for the trip to Old Trafford. However, Pochettino could recall Reece James to his starting XI.

Romeo Lavia and Christopher Nkunku are close to making their Chelsea bows but are more likely to feature at the weekend against Everton. Malo Gusto is also a doubt.

The visitors will be without Carney Chukwuemeka, Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, and Wesley Fofana due to injury.

Final Betting Analysis: Manchester United vs. Chelsea

Ten Hag will be desperate for a response on Wednesday, given how poor his side was at St. James’ Park. However, is he the man to elicit a marked improvement in midweek?

United will surely be better on home soil, but Chelsea, with their emphasis on man-marking, can offer similar problems to Newcastle without the ball. Nevertheless, the Blues have shown in recent weeks that they’re hardly bulletproof at the back, and this fixture might entertain for a change.

It’s hard to back either side to snatch three points given their respective frailties, so we’ll take a high-scoring draw.

Go for a draw at +250. If you bet $100 at such odds, you could get $200 for a total payout of $350.

Manchester United vs. Chelsea Betting Pick: Draw

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