On Thursday, 25th May, at 8pm BST, Manchester United go in search of securing Champions League football next season. Much like Newcastle did against Leicester with a 0-0 draw on Monday night, United only need a point in this match to guarantee it. Chelsea have fallen to 12th and can no longer make the top 10. Here are my free football betting tips, trends, and analysis for the game.
Red Devils’ Improvement Makes for a Satisfactory Season
Manchester United started the season really poorly. They were 7th after a third of the season had gone and now, if they can get a point against Chelsea, they’ll finish the season in the top 4. After that start, it can be considered a successful campaign for Erik ten Hag’s team. They’re also in an FA Cup final and could have some silverware if they win that match to add to the EFL Cup trophy they won back in February.
Manchester United’s strong point in the turnaround of form has been the home form. They’ve not lost at Old Trafford in the league since August 7th, losing 2-1 to Brighton. It’s the only match they’ve lost this season at Old Trafford with 13 wins and 3 draws. If we look back on the last 8 home matches, United have won 6 and drawn 2. They’ve scored 13 and conceded just 3. It’s very solid form going into this penultimate match of the season for United.
Blues Still Lacking Firepower
Chelsea have only won 4 matches this year in the Premier League. Those 4 wins were against Crystal Palace, Leicester, Leeds and Bournemouth. All 4 of those teams are struggling this season and potentially two of those could be relegated.
Chelsea has been playing better stuff recently, in terms of having 6 shots on target against City and 6 against Forest. They also scored a couple of goals against Forest. The wins have not come though and the fixture list hasn’t been kind to them, with thought matches recently against solid teams.
Chelsea have won just 2 matches in the last 8 away from home and have failed to score away from home 7 times. That’s nearly 40% of their away games. They’ve also only kept 4 clean sheets away from home.
The last five matches between these two have ended in a draw. Twice 0-0 and more recently, the last three have finished 1-1. Chelsea have won 1 of the last 10 head-to-heads Manchester United have won 3.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Betting Tips
I think Manchester United have this match. I’m not convinced that it will be high scoring enough for me to be going after handicaps but United have kept the most clean sheets this season at home. The club have managed that feat in 65% of their home matches in fact. That leads me to side with United winning with a clean sheet.
Manchester United to Win to Nil @ 2/1 with Bet365 Promo Code
All odds are accurate at the time of writing.
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