The game of the weekend in the Premier League is undoubtedly Chelsea’s trip to Manchester United.
Both teams have underperformed this season but a win for either would kickstart their campaign.
|Fixture||Manchester United v Chelsea|
|Date||Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 17:30|
|Where||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|How to Watch||Live on Sky Sports|
Our Top Odds Pick – Manchester United – 29/20 at BetVictor
A quick look at the Premier League table will tell you that while the season is still young, this game has already assumed huge significance.
Manchester United are 16th, with just six points from four games, while Chelsea are 8th, with eight points from five matches.
Frank Lampard’s men have won just one of their last four league games, while United have won two of their last three league matches and secured a hugely-impressive Champions League win against PSG, which was probably celebrated as much by the bookies as it was by their fans!
They may also be boosted by the first appearance of new star striker Edinson Cavani, so we’re taking the form horse in this race.
Our Extra Pick – Marcus Rashford to Score – 2/1 at Betfred
MBE usually stands for “Must Buy Everything”, when it comes to footballers, but for Marcus Rashford, his amazing work to help children in poverty has resulted in a proper MBE.
Many questioned whether he would be distracted by his continued crusade, but it has seemed to galvanise him, and he has scored five goals in all competitions this season, including the winner against PSG, last time out.
He’s also developing a liking for playing against Chelsea, netting four times against them last campaign, including an out of this world free-kick that was voted United’s goal of the season.
Our Long Shot: Under 1.5 Goals – 19/5 at Paddy Power
Here’s a true long shot, as we may be the only ones on this particular bet!
But we reckon both teams’ efforts against quality opposition this week will have taken quite a bit out of them, which will lead to a low-scoring affair at Old Trafford.
Chelsea’s clean sheet against Sevilla was a good sign that they have put their recent defensive woes behind them, while for United, Harry Maguire’s return to form after his recent troubles bodes well for their chances of keeping out Timo Werner and Co.