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Manchester United vs Chelsea December 6 2023, 3:30 PM EDT
Manchester United odds+190
Chelsea odds+141
Over\Under2.5 -149/+127

A classic of the Premier League, Wednesday’s clash Manchester United vs Chelsea is shaping up to be a contest that contradicts the predictions of the betting world. Both teams have endured significant struggles in recent years, grappling with a dramatic crisis that has made them unable to find their best form consistently.

It’s best reflected by neither of the teams being able to string a series of consecutive victories; Manchester United unsurprisingly suffered a 0-1 loss against Newcastle’s press, while Chelsea narrowly managed to hold onto their lead after Gallagher’s reckless second yellow, resulting in a tight 3-2 victory. However, Chelsea’s form throughout the season is more concerning, as they currently sit in tenth place, curiously with a better goal difference (+3) than Manchester United (-1), even though the Red Devils are positioned higher in seventh place.

6. Newcastle United – 26 points

7. Manchester United – 24 points

8. Brighton & Hove Albion – 22 points

9. West Ham United – 21 points

10. Chelsea– 19 points

Therefore, it’s understandable to consider this match a major event featuring two ex-top six teams that currently don’t quite live up to their former reputations. Although both teams are grappling with a lengthy injury list, the impact has been particularly severe for Manchester United. The injuries to key players like Lisandro Martínez and Casemiro have disrupted their defensive framework and primary build-up play, compelling Scott McTominay to take up a more pivotal role in the midfield.

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Chelsea has demonstrated a strong goalscoring ability, as evidenced by their high goal tally in recent games. The Blues scored three goals against Brighton, four against Manchester City, and four against Tottenham. The last time Chelsea failed to score was in their October match against Brentford, ending in a 0-2 loss, but this has been more of an exception than the norm for Chelsea. 

Prior to Gallagher’s suspension, Chelsea managed to net two impressive goals in a closely contested match against Brighton, each coming from distinct scenarios within the box. They are now set to face a team in crisis, one that appears lost, struggling both in defence and attack. Chelsea scores best against teams in doubt, and Manchester United never doubted Erik ten Hag more than it currently does.

Manchester United vs Chelsea Betting Tip

In the match against Brighton, Enzo Fernández found the net, while Cole Palmer and Lev Colwill also delivered strong performances, emerging as key components of the team’s backbone. While Mudryk has not been very successful this season in front of the goal, largely due to his challenges in adapting tactically despite his exceptional speed, Manchester United’s defence without Lisandro Martinez has shown vulnerability, particularly in unfavourable 1v1 situations. 

This could be Mudryk’s now-or-never game to demonstrate that he’s indeed improving. Securing three points in this match could significantly propel Chelsea closer to the top six, a position they haven’t been near in the past two seasons.

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