Man Utd v Chelsea Betting Tips – 25th February 2018
There was a time when English football would stop for the League Cup final. It’s still one of the marquee days in the domestic football calendar but the hurly burly of the Premier League does not wait for the competition now known as the Carabao Cup.
The cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City is one of just a handful of quality matches on Sunday and some football fans are actually more excited about Chelsea’s trip to Old Trafford.
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The history of Manchester United and Chelsea includes FA Cup finals, season defining league encounters and even that fateful Champions League final in Moscow.
They may miss out on major honours this season but both sides are very much in the hunt for a top four spot.
With the added intrigue of a long running feud between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, we should be in line for a full-blooded match on Sunday afternoon.
Attacking Football to Win Out Despite the Managers
Most of those who pack into Old Trafford on Sunday grew up watching Man Utd teams that blew their opponents away at the famous old ground.
Whether it was the multiple world class teams that Sir Alex Ferguson crafted or the ‘Holy Trinity’ of George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, Man United are used to swatting visitors away at Old Trafford, even in the biggest games.
That’s why so many Man Utd fans are struggling to get fully behind Jose Mourinho’s team. The former Chelsea manager takes a much more cautious approach to games against United’s main rivals.
It’s hard to imagine that Mourinho will send his players out to attack Chelsea from the first whistle, especially after Man Utd’s trip to play Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Antonio Conte will be more than happy for his team to be involved in a low tempo game following on from a tough night at Stamford Bridge against Barcelona.
However, these sort of games don’t often go to plan. Mourinho and Conte can ask their players to play it safe but it will all change once the tackles start flying in and the adrenaline rises.
This could actually turn into yet another cracking advert for the Premier League and we fancy both teams to come away from the game with a point. So, have a bet on both teams to score and for the match to end in a draw at 15/4 with BetVictor.
We also like the look of over 2.5 goals which is 119/100 with Marathonbet.
Expect Late Drama
Man Utd became synonymous with late surges during Ferguson’s time at the club and this current side are not adverse to a late goal or two.
United have scored 15 league goals in the final 15 minutes this season. It’s 12 goals in the period for Chelsea although the Blues have conceded six to Man Utd’s four.
There’s every chance that one side will be desperately searching for an equaliser in the closing stages so make sure to have a bet on the last goal being scored after the 75 minutes at 5/4 with Betway.
When it comes to the first half, Chelsea have a marginally better record than United. But the stats show that Conte’s men are particularly strong between 16 to 30 minutes and they could make a real impact in that spell.
We’re expecting goals after an initial tense start so chance a bet on over 1.5 first half goals at 23/10 with Coral.