Chelsea favourites to beat United at Old Trafford?

Chelsea travel to Old Trafford to take on arch rivals Manchester United and are a top priced 3.5 with bet365 and William Hill to beat the the champions and keep their hopes alive of finishing Premier League runners-up.

Since Roman Abramovich has taken over the Stamford Bridge, the Manchester United v Chelsea rivalry has gone to a whole another level – in terms of both performance and transfer targets.

The recent stats are not good as far as the Blues are concerned as United are unbeaten in their last four Premier League meetings with them (W3,D1).

However with the title in the bag, the home side seemed to take the foot of the gas last weekend against Arsenal when they were very slow out of the blocks and Chelsea certainly have the players at their disposal to take advantage if they start in similar fashion.

One thing that this game looks to have written all over it is goals.

The last six clashes between the pair in all competitions have seen 29 scored – an average of 4.8 goals per game.

That makes over 2.5 look a steal at 1.73 with bet365 and Betfred, and over 3.5 also looks well worth considering at 3 with Coral.

In the first goalscorer market Torres, who scored the equaliser in Chelsea 3-1 win over Basel in midweek, looks worth an interest at 9 with Ladbrokes.

The Spaniard will have been given a much needed confidence boost with that goal and can also be backed at a best of 3.5 with Ladbrokes to net anytime.

Frank Lampard also looks a big price to score anytime at 4.33 with William Hill given that he is as short as 3.25 to do so elsewhere.

In the correct score market I am going to take Chelsea to win 2-1 or 3-1.

The former can be backed at 13 with BetVictor, while the latter is a 29 chance with Coral.


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