Manchester United v Chelsea - Football Live Match Preview

Man Utd vs Chelsea

The pick of the games on the opening weekend takes place at Old Trafford as Europa League winners Chelsea take on Manchester United.

PaddyPower Pre-Match Odds: Man Utd 5/4, Draw 23/10, Chelsea 21/10* 

 

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Chelsea fans will no doubt remember what happened last time they took on Manchester United in the first game of a season. No? Ok, Chelsea fans who have been with the team since 2004 will no doubt remember. 

 

A goal from Eiður Guðjohnsen helped the Blues to a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. This victory marked Jose Mourinho’s first Premier League match and it kick started a season which would end with Chelsea lifting the Premier League crown.

 

Manchester United don’t have too many bogey teams but Chelsea is one that certainly fits the bill. United have only managed two wins from their last 13 league encounters with the Blues. 

 

In fact, United have lost more Premier League games and conceded Premier League more goals against Chelsea then against any other side. 

 

The London outfit may have lost some big names over the summer, none more so than Eden Hazard, however, they are still a star-studded pack. 

 

With regards to the betting, they have to be the recommendation. United were simply woeful against top six opposition last term and there’s no evidence to suggest that this is about to change. 

 

Recommendation

Chelsea to win – 23/10 888Sport*

 

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Simulation

Chelsea vs Manchester United

There is a 26.3% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Chelsea, at 41.7%, are solid favorites to beat Manchester United who have a 32.0% chance at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Chelsea 1.8 to Manchester United 1.6.
In simulation wins, Manchester United upsets Chelsea by averaging 10.7 shots and 5.4 shots on goal.
They average 2.7 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.9 in simulation losses.

Chelsea Player Prediction

Players Shots SG Goals G%
Jorginho 0.52 0.16 0.06 5.60%

League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA +/- Points
1 Liverpool 27 26 1 0 64 17 47 79
2 Manchester City 27 18 3 6 68 29 39 57
3 Leicester City 27 15 5 7 54 27 27 50
4 Chelsea 27 13 5 9 45 37 8 44
5 Manchester United 27 11 8 8 41 29 12 41
6 Tottenham 27 11 7 9 44 36 8 40
7 Sheffield United 27 10 10 7 29 25 4 40
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 9 12 6 38 32 6 39
9 Arsenal 27 8 13 6 39 36 3 37
10 Burnley 27 11 4 12 33 39 -6 37
11 Everton 27 10 6 11 36 41 -5 36
12 Southampton 27 10 4 13 34 48 -14 34
13 Crystal Palace 27 8 9 10 24 32 -8 33
14 Newcastle United 27 8 7 12 24 41 -17 31
15 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 6 10 11 32 39 -7 28
16 AFC Bournemouth 27 7 5 15 26 43 -17 26
17 Aston Villa 27 7 4 16 34 52 -18 25
18 West Ham United 27 6 6 15 32 48 -16 24
19 Watford 27 5 9 13 24 43 -19 24
20 Norwich City 27 4 6 17 24 51 -27 18

Head To Head Comparison

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