Manchester United take on Chelsea at Old Trafford stadium in England on Sunday afternoon (4.30pm local time), in what will be the first heavyweight clash between two of the English Premier League’s “Big 6” on the opening weekend of the new season.
Both clubs have had difficult summers in the transfer window, with the Red Devils struggling to attract top players as a result of missing out on Champions League football (although the recent addition of England defender Harry Maguire looks a good signing, if decidedly expensive!), while Chelsea are working under a transfer embargo and lost their marquee player Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.
Realistically, neither of these teams look likely to challenge for the Premier League title this season, so securing UEFA Champions League football with a top four finish in the Premier League will be the main goal.
Man Utd vs Chelsea Betting Lines & Prediction
In the Match Betting lines for this game, Manchester United are the +120 (2.20) favourites with 888Sport, the draw is on offer at +235 (3.35) also at 888Sport and the betting line on a Chelsea win is +250 (3.50) with bet365.
When it comes to English Premier League predictions for this encounter, it has to be taken into account that this is a soccer game in which both teams will be desperate to avoid defeat in their opening match of the season, and that makes the Draw option looks like the tip in this one. It might also prove to be a fairly cautious game so, in the ‘Total Goals’ Over/Under market, backing ‘Under 2.5 Goals’ at -123 (1.81) at 888Sport could be profitable.
In other Man Utd vs Chelsea betting markets, a 1-1 Correct Score bet can be backed at odds of +550 (6.50) at bet365, while in the Anytime Goalscorer market you can get +220 (3.20) with bet365 on Anthony Martial to score.
Premier League Prediction: Match Result – Draw @ +235 (3.35) with 888Sport