Manchester United - Chelsea Betting Preview: Back an early goal as the Blues look to secure a top four spot

Rafa Benitez’s men travel to the Champions looking to cement their place in the top four, with Hugh Wilson backing an early goal and has a 5/1 value bet
After progressing in the Europa League midweek, Chelsea now turn their attention to the League and the top four.

Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea are all fighting for a spot in the Champions league, with the positions likely to be decided on the last day of the season. It's a tough challenge for Rafa Benitez’s men this weekend as they face the newly crowned 'Champions of England', Manchester United.

The two sides have met four times this season, with Chelsea recording one victory which came back at the start of April in the FA Cup Quarter Final replay at Stamford Bridge.

They travel to Manchester in third position in the league, one point ahead of Arsenal and three ahead of Spurs before the latest round of fixtures. Bet365 price Chelsea at 5/2 (3.50) to win at Old Trafford.

Manchester United come into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw against Arsenal. With the pressure off, the players had obviously let off some steam after claiming the title and put in an average performance against the Gunners.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men should be fully fresh coming into this game and looking to build on 15 home wins out of 17 games this season. The Champions are favourites at 6/5 (2.20) with Bet365 to put a dent in Chelsea’s European hopes. The same firm offer the draw at 5/2 (3.50).

With the result difficult to predict, it’s worth looking at the time of the first goal. Bet365 are offering the odds of 5/6 (1.83) that there is a goal before the 27th minute.

This is a fantastic price considering this bet would have paid out in United’s last four matches, as well as three out of the four times the two sides have met this season.

For those looking for extra value, the first goal scorer provides it. Chicharito has been a thorn in the Chelsea side since moving to United.

The Mexico international is 5/1 (6.00) with Bet365 to score first, and with three goals against Chelsea this season already, this bet is certainly worth investing in.

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