Chelsea v Man United – Match Preview and Betting Tips
Chelsea v Man United – Sat 20th Oct, 12:30, Stamford Bridge, Ref: Mike Dean
Can Mourinho improve United’s dreadful record at Stamford Bridge? We think not. Man United have lost in six of their last seven trips to the Bridge while managing just one draw in the other. To make matters worse, United are playing pretty terribly at the moment, with questions over Jose building every day.
I honestly find it hard to see United getting something from this game, but they have got world-class players that could step up with the likes of Pogba, Lukaku and dare I say, Sanchez. Yet, they look disjointed, unmotivated and painful to watch if you are a United fan. It is however great entertainment for the neutral and rival supporters.
Eden Hazard is looking unplayable at the moment while sitting pretty as the Premier Leagues top scorer with seven goals and three assists. But, Olivier Giroud has also started the season well and sits at the top of the assists leaderboard with four so far. Also, Sarri’s Chelsea have recorded the most passes in the league so far while generally playing beautiful football.
With United’s recent performances against Newcastle and West Ham, it would certainly be a surprise to see them win this one. They were so poor against West Ham and for most of the game against Newcastle. They did show great spirit in the comeback, but their inability to defend is not typical of a Mourinho team.
I feel the divide between the manager and the players will ultimately be their downfall in this one, plus Chelsea generally looking a lot better this season under Sarri. I will be surprised to see Mourinho at United come January. Maybe, even sooner if he losses the next few fixtures.
If Mike Dean can officiate without providing clickbait (Mike Dean Show) for the Mirror or the Sun, I have no doubt in a Chelsea win. The best price can be found at 78/100 with William Hill.
With Mike Dean in charge of this game, I want to put in a fun little outside bet because the man just loves being in the headlines. I am going for a red card to be awarded in the match which is best priced at 7/2 with Bethard.
For context, Mike Dean has awarded Chelsea 6 red cards and 122 yellow cards. He has already awarded three red cards and a whopping 27 yellow cards in just seven games this season.