Chelsea v Manchester United Betting Preview - FA Cup 13th March 7.45pm
Chelsea go as favourites as they play host to Manchester United for the second time
this season at Stamford Bridge. It was plain sailing for the Blues as they romped to a 4-0 win over the Red Devils in the league meeting, and they go as favourites to get the better of Manchester United again. The Blues have been in immense home form winning all but one of their last sixteen games on home soil across all competitions. Will the Red Devils, who will be missing the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic, be able to stick in there against Antonio Conte’s men and take a step closer to retaining their cup title?
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Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup Betting Tips
So you have some strong home form running
from the Blues at Stamford Bridge this season. They have posted a tremendous W15 D0 L1 at Stamford Bridge
across all competitions. In all but two of their home games this season they have scored at least two goals as well
and Antonio Conte has a full, strong squad to select from for this one. In the FA Cup this season, the boss has made substantial changes to starting line ups, but they probably won’t shuffle the pack too strongly this season. Chelsea get a five-day rest before their next game, whereas Man Utd are in action on Thursday night in Europe, making their selection a bit more complicated for this FA Cup tie.
The Blues have won all but one of their last 10 FA Cup games
on home soil, the one exception being that huge upset when Bradford beat them 4-2 in 2015. Chelsea have been to more FA Cup quarter-finals than anyone other side has in the 21st century (12) so they have pedigree. The Blues have also put together an 11 unbeaten match of form against Manchester United
now in all competitions (W6 D5) and in their last nine against the Red Devils, Chelsea have conceded just three times. Chelsea to win to nil at William Hill is a price of 15/8
and in the correct score market, a Chelsea 1-0 is the shortest priced option at 5/1. Pedro has scored in each round
of this season’s FA Cup and is a price of 12/5 in the anytime goalscorer market. Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi are 11/10 options in the market.
Both teams to score at William Hill is a price of even money and Man Utd have suffered losses in their two FA Cup ties with Chelsea since the turn of the century. The Red Devils have poor form running at Stamford Bridge
with just a W1 D6 L11 record on the board in their last 18 trips there. But they haven’t suffered an away loss
in the competition since back in 2013, but that loss came against Chelsea. Manchester United have had a packed schedule lately
because of their EFL Cup, FA Cup and Europa League campaigns, but they are unbeaten in their last ten games in all competitions now. This will be United’s 46th game of the season, and only the 34th for Chelsea. Manchester United have drawn their last two games 1-1
which is a price of 11/2 in the William Hill correct score market.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out suspended
then for Manchester United because of his behaviour against Bournemouth in a recent league game. So his replacement gets a big chance and Marcus Rashford is a 5/2 anytime goalscorer option and he has four goals in his last six FA Cup appearances.
Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are 10/3 options. Manchester United have gone W3 D2 L1 in their last six games away from Old Trafford and in that sequence that have collected two clean sheets. Over 2.5 goals at William Hill is a 5/4 option
for this game as United have scored in each of their last 13 games away from home across all competitions. Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has never lost an FA Cup quarter-final.
Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup Betting Odds
Chelsea 10/11, Draw 5/2, Man Utd 15/4
Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup Predictions
Chelsea have too much going for them at the moment to not back in this one. They have been in cracking form at the Bridge and with United’s busy schedule a burden, this should be a home win for the Blues.
It may be worth having a flutter on both teams to get on the scoresheet but Chelsea are value to go just put the win on the board, as well as backing Pedro to keep his scoring streak going.