Chelsea v Man Utd Betting Tips – 5th November 2017
Super Sunday ends with a trip to West London for Chelsea’s game against Man Utd.
This has long been one of the biggest fixtures in the Premier League but the presence of Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho in opposing dugouts gives the game even more of an edge.
There is no love lost between the two managers who have publicly fallen out before. And, with both men under fire for the football, their teams’ have played at times this season, we are sure to be in for a real battle at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho to Give Up Nothing on His Return to the Bridge
The last time that Jose Mourinho was at Stamford Bridge he had to remind the Chelsea fans sat behind him of what he achieved during his two spells in charge of the club.
As chants of ‘Judas’ could be heard, Mourinho held up three fingers, one for each Premier League title he won as Chelsea boss. But it’s Man Utd fans who have recently fallen foul of Mourinho as he’s criticised a lack of support for his team.
United fans have something of a dilemma with Mourinho. On the one hand, they’re happy with the winning mentality that he is instilling. On the other, his defensive style clashes with the sort of football that the Old Trafford faithful have become used to.
Chelsea fans are still very much on board with Antonio Conte but there are concerns that his style – which was so successful last season – has been found out. It’s also looking increasingly likely that the Italian will leave the club at the end of the season.
The Blues are already well off the pace in terms of the title challenge and some believe that will lead to Conte prioritising the Champions League. That’s very possible but the rivalry between these two clubs and managers means you can forget all about second string teams or any lack of application.
With two teams who are well matched and two managers desperate not to lose, a bet on the draw looks the way to approach this one at a best price of 9/4 with Bet365.
Goals to Set to be at a Premium
Although they’re far from friends, Conte and Mourinho have plenty of respect for one another as managers. They both know that their opponents are capable of exploiting even the slightest mistake so expect a very tense match at Stamford Bridge.
? | Gary Neville on MNF talking about Mourinho's tactics. pic.twitter.com/uaaSnf9kEV— Man Utd Stuff (@ManUtdStuff) October 31, 2017
You can capitalise on the nerves amongst both teams by betting on the game’s first goal being scored after the 31st minute at 13/10 with Paddy Power.
If you want a bigger yield from a bet on a low scoring game, the 1-1 correct score at 11/2 with BetVictor could be a very good route to profit.
Look Beyond the Obvious Goalscorer Options
One of the bones of contention that Mourinho has had recently with the Man Utd fans is a supposed lack of support for Romelu Lukaku.
Mourinho went as far as to suggest that the Belgian striker is “untouchable” as United’s main striker.
Chelsea know all about Lukaku and will make special plans to keep him quiet. The same can be said about Alvaro Morata who will be well marked by the Man Utd centre-backs.
Those two will offer a huge goal threat on Sunday but it could be worth looking elsewhere for a goalscorer bet.
For Chelsea, we like the look of the 37/10 that Unibet are quoting on Pedro scoring anytime. For Man Utd, consider the 57/17 you can get with 888Sport on Marcus Rashford (who was rested for Tuesday’s Champions League game) to score.
Top Betting Offers
Match result draw at 9/4 with Bet365
First goal to be scored after the 31st minute at 13/10 with Paddy Power
1-1 correct score at 11/2 with BetVictor
Pedro to score at 37/10 with Unibet
Marcus Rashford to score at 57/17 with 888Sport