Chelsea host Manchester United on Sunday at Stamford Bridge with the reigning champions aiming to climb up the Premier League table.
Chelsea v Manchester United
Kick-off 4PM 7th February 2016
Live on Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD
Chelsea are now unbeaten in eight Premier League games, but the Blues have been drawing too many games, including their last three games in the top-flight at the Bridge. Those drawn games have left Guus Hiddink’s side marooned in 13th position in the top-flight and struggling to even make the top six this season.
Chelsea home game have produced a plethora of goals, with the Blues conceding at two or more in their last three home games at Stamford Bridge.
However, Hiddink’s team have also scored two or more in their last four home games. The over 2.5 goals scored can be backed at odds of 29/20 with Betfair. Chelsea are odds of 23/20 at BetVictor to pick-up the win.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal believes they are back in the Premier League title race, but the Red Devils are currently fifth in the table, ten points behind league leaders Leicester. Van Gaal’s team head into this clash on the back of a morale lifting 3-0 win over Stoke on Tuesday night.
They have not beaten Chelsea in the last nine meetings with Chelsea and are odds of 3/1 at BetVictor to come away from Stamford Bridge with a win.
United captain Wayne Rooney has hit form in recent weeks, finding the net five times in five top-flight appearances. The England captain could be a decent bet to open the scoring in this clash at odds of 7/1 with Paddy Power
For the most logical result of this game is the draw, as Chelsea seem specialist in draws of late in the top-flight, especially on home soil. You can back the draw at odds of 12/5 at Totesport.
For me the draw looks a decent bet at odds of 12/5 at Totesport.