Chelsea v Manchester United – FA Cup Betting Guide: Feb18th 2019

Monday 18th February 2019

Chelsea v Manchester United 19:30

 

Chelsea and Manchester United are two big-gun clubs that are going through very different spells at the moment.

United have clearly turned things around under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and head into this FA Cup clash full of confidence after a string of top results over the last few months.

In contrast, Chelsea are all over the place at the moment and were thumped 6-0 by Man City last weekend in the league. Their manager – Sarri – seems to have lost the dressing room and it looks inevitable that the Blues will make another change at the helm sooner rather than later.

But the Cup does have a habit of throwing the form book out of the window so we can’t get too carried away – plus, it’s worth noting that the Blues have won their last three clashes with United in the FA Cup – all 1-0!

In fact, this is also a repeat of last season’s FA Cup final – a match Chelsea won 1-0.

They’ve also met in the league this season at Stamford Bridge and that ended 2-2, so with home advantage it would be foolish to write-off the London club, even if they are in a bit of a mess at the moment.

The Blues are also unbeaten in their last 9 home games over United and the Manchester side have netted just once in their last 5 vs Chelsea.

The match betting (90mins) sees Chelsea at 2.20, the Draw 3.40 and Man Utd 3.25, while the ‘to qualify’ betting has Chelsea at 1.57 and Man Utd at 2.25.

The popular 1-0 Chelsea scoreline, that – don’t forget – has paid out in 3 of the last 6 head-to-heads is on offer at 8.50, while with 4 of the last 6 clashes going UNDER 2.5 GOALS, this might appeal at 2.00.

Both teams also DIDN’T score in 7 of the last 10 clashes, so the 2.10 in this market looks to have some value in it too.

In summary, the stats point to Chelsea – especially with home advantage – but United look a different team of later so the 1.70 on either a draw or a United win in the Double Chance market looks a cracking option and is how we are going to play this intriguing FA Cup clash.

BEST BET: MAN UTD/DRAW ‘DOUBLE CHANCE’ @1.70

 

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Monday 18th February 2019

Chelsea v Manchester United 19:30

  • Met 15 times in the FA Cup, Chelsea 5, Draw 2, Man Utd 8
  • Already played this season (Prem), Chelsea 2-2 Man Utd
  • A repeat of last year’s final, Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd
  • Chelsea have won their last 3 FA Cup head-to-heads vs United 1-0
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 5 FA Cup games vs United
  • Chelsea have lost just 1 of their last 4 vs United
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 9 home games vs United (all comps)
  • 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • Man Utd have scored just 1 goal in their last 5 vs Chelsea
  • Chelsea have won 3 of the last 6 head-to-heads 1-0
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 7 of the last 10 head-to-heads
  • Martial (United) scored twice in this season’s head-to-head