TIP OF THE DAY: Chelsea – Manchester United: Both sides will want to forget this season as soon as possible!

On Thursday, the betting offer is somewhat weaker than it was in the previous few days, and this time we have analyzed the duel at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea will host Manchester City. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 9:15 pm.

Chelsea: Two Months without Defeat in the Premier League!

Everyone thought that Chelsea couldn’t play worse than they did last season, which the team finished mid-table and, after a long time, missed out on qualifying for any European competitions. However, as things stand now, it seems that this season isn’t any better for the popular Blues. At the moment, the former European champions find themselves mid-table in the Premier League, specifically in twelfth place, with a significant nineteen points less than fourth-placed Aston Villa. This means that we won’t see this team in the Champions League next season either.

So far, under Mauricio Pochettino’s leadership, they have played 28 matches in the top flight of English football, achieving eleven wins, ten losses, and also seven draws. Certainly, a commendable fact is that this team hasn’t lost in the last two months, but it’s also worth mentioning that during this period, they were defeated by Liverpool in the League Cup final, which was probably their last chance to see the Blues in European competitions next season and to finish this seemingly nightmarish season with at least one trophy.

In the last round of the world’s best league, the Blues only drew at their home stadium against Burnley, and that duel ended 2:2. Even the fact that Burnley played practically the entire second half with one less player didn’t help the hosts. Interestingly, Chelsea made thirteen shots on the opponent’s goal but scored only two goals, once again showing that efficiency is a major problem for the former champions of England. Before that, the team from Stamford Bridge celebrated a victory at home against Newcastle in a fantastic duel that ended 3:2.

Regarding their home performances, Pochettino’s protégés have played fourteen matches at their stadium so far, achieving only six wins, with four draws and losses each. The last head-to-head match between Chelsea and Manchester United was played at Old Trafford, where United won 2:1. An interesting fact is that the Blues last triumphed in the Premier League over England’s most successful team back in 2017, so this will undoubtedly be a great opportunity to break this negative tradition.

Manchester United: Defeat Means Farewell to the Champions League Fight!

One thing that all fans of the English giant will surely remember about last year is that this team won a trophy after as many as six years, as Ten Hag’s chosen ones were better than Newcastle in the League Cup final, winning 2:0. The players from Old Trafford also had the opportunity to win the FA Cup trophy, but in the grand final, their city rival Manchester City was better and deservedly won the trophy in the second most important English football competition.

However, it’s known that the primary goal of this club, season after season, is to qualify for the most prestigious European club competition, and this was achieved last season as the English giant finished in third place in the table, ahead of fourth-placed Newcastle. Speaking of the Champions League, we must mention that the English giant was one of the biggest disappointments of this year’s edition of the elite competition, as Ten Hag’s pupils finished last in a group with Bayern, Copenhagen, and Galatasaray. Thus, the former European champion not only failed to secure a place in the Champions League’s round of 16 but also couldn’t even reach the third position to continue competing in the second-best European club competition, which is undoubtedly a defeat.

On top of that, United is playing much worse in the league this season than last year, and currently, the team from Old Trafford is in sixth place in the table, a full eleven points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa, which, to be fair, has also played two more matches than Manchester. In the last five league matches, Ten Hag’s disciples have achieved two victories, the same number of defeats, and one draw, in the last round at an away game against Brentford, which ended 1:1, with a reminder that both goals were seen in the stoppage time of the second half.

In away games, the most trophy-rich English club has played fifteen matches and achieved seven wins, two draws, and as many as six defeats, which seems too much for a team that had ambitions to finish in one of the top four places in the table at the start of the season.

Yet, all is not lost regarding qualifying for the Champions League, as if United wins both of their postponed matches, they will close the gap to Aston Villa to five points. Considering that the team from Villa Park has a tough schedule for the rest of the championship, it’s certain that we should not write off the team from Old Trafford when it comes to qualifying for the most prestigious European club competition.

Our Betting Suggestions

Looking back at the last few head-to-head matches between Chelsea and Manchester United, we find that draws have been the most common outcome, happening five out of the last seven times. Since both teams have significant problems in their defensive line, we believe we will see at least one goal on each side, so we advise you to try the Both teams to score bet, for which betBonanza prepared odds of 1.35.

For the same reason, we suggest focusing on the Total OVER 3.5 Goals bet, which betBonanza pays out at odds of 1.90.

As we’ve already mentioned, matches between these two clubs have often ended in draws recently, and it’s very possible that this will be the case again. Additionally, we believe that United will not lose in this duel at Stamford Bridge, so we suggest trying the Double Chance X2 bet with odds of 1.95 at betBonanza.

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