Chelsea vs Manchester United: FA Cup Betting Tips

  • Posted on: 27 February 2019

Chelsea take on Manchester United in a battle for the place in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Maurizio Sarri needs his Chelsea team to come out with a victory at all costs, as his managerial position is in grave danger after the heavy loss against Manchester City. Manchester United come on the back of a defeat against PSG in the Champions League and this was the first loss for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he was appointed as the United boss. However, this game exposed Solskjaer and his shortcomings when it comes to big matches, as it was yet another poor performance from United in a Champions League game under his regime.

“A major reason behind Chelsea’s confidence will be home advantage, as the blues have lost only once in 21 matches at home“. The team has also been able to claim five consecutive victories at home. The likes of Eden Hazard seem to come alive when playing at Stamford Bridge and it is a sharp contrast to their away form, which has seen “the team concede defeat“ in all of the away games in 2019.

Manchester United are considerably stronger at Old Trafford, but the Red Devils have been able to impress in the big matches in the Premier League as they have won against Arsenal with comfort. The end of the honeymoon period for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have a decisive role to play in this match. There are injuries to Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard.This had a noticeable difference in the buildup play of United and there is more likely to be a cautious approach from United in this match. United are likely to be confident after watching Chelsea ship goals with alarming consistency over the last few games. Still, the best option would be to back a win for Chelsea at half-time and full-time. This has at a remarkable 12/5.