On matchday 15th of the Premier League, Manchester United will host Chelsea at the Old Trafford Stadium on Thursday. The two of the biggest clubs have developed a rivalry in the last two decades and the current season, both clubs need help to reach the top 4 of the point table.
The Red Devils are currently at the 7th spot in the point table and their recent loss against the Magpies became the talk of the town. They are struggling this season.
Chelsea have yet to achieve the best performance in the ongoing season. They are currently in the 10th spot with 5 wins and 10 points. The top bookmakers in India have amazing football odds with them.
Chelsea has been slow in the last few at the start of the game and their defence has struggled to save goals.
The betting tip is...
Manchester United to score in first half
Manchester United are coming home after a loss at the St. James’ Park by 1-0. A 41% possession and only 1 shot on target in the fixture is proof that the visitors failed to dominate the game. Overall, the Red Devils have maintained an average possession of 53.83% with 14.11 shots out of which only 4.89 shots are on target.
The major struggle of Manchester United lies in their attack as they have failed to score a goal in 80% of the matches.
The primary striker Bruno Fernandes has only 5 goals and 5 assists on his name this season. The summer purchase Rasmus Højlund has 5 goals on his name but has no assists.
The positive part of the hosts this season is their defence. Manchester United has 5 clean sheets on their name this season which showcases that their power lies in the defence.
Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Mason Mount, Jonny Evans and Christian Eriksen are still in the injury room and will miss out on Thursday's fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Onana (GK), Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw, Dalot, Fernandes, McTominay, Mainoo, Martial, Rashford & Garnacho
The Blues have made headlines for all the wrong reasons this season. However, a win against Brighton at home by 3-2 in the previous fixture will bring some positivity to the team.
Even though Chelsea won the game their possession was just 32% which tells us a different story. In the ongoing season, Chelsea has an average possession of 60.53% with 15.13 shots including 5.4 shots in target.
One of the primary struggles of Chelsea is their defence. The Blues just have 3 clean sheets this season and they have played only 31.25% fixtures without conceding any goal. The attack has been inconsistent as well as they have scored goals in only 75% of fixtures.
Nicolas Jackson has turned out to be the primary player for the Blues. He has 7 goals on his name this season. Cole Palmer has 4 goals and 4 assists on his name this season.
Ben Chilwell, Romeo Lavia, Wesley Fofana, Trevoh Chalobah and Carney Chukwuemeka are sidelined due to their respective injuries. Gallagher will also miss out because of his suspension in the previous fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Sánchez (GK), Silva, Colwill, Disasi, Badiashile, Nkunku, Palmer, Fernández, Caicedo, Sterling & Jackson
Whenever Red and Blue come face to face, it is always a thrilling game to watch and this time both teams are in desperate need of a win. Manchester United has struggled with the attack but their defence is top-class.
Chelsea’s attack has been unpredictable with their defence struggling. We predict a draw on Thursday between the two teams.