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Chelsea v Manchester United Betting Special: In-form Pedro to punish the visitors again

7:54 PM MYT 13/03/2017
Pedro Cesc Fabregas Chelsea 2017
While Jose Mourinho is facing a striker crisis, our tipster expects the Spanish star to net once again for the free-scoring Blues at Stamford Bridge

With talismanic top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended, Manchester United face something of a crisis up front when they travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in Monday’s FA Cup clash.

Reports claim that Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are unavailable through injury, while illness could rule out Marcus Rashford from a game against the Premier League’s joint best defence.

Considering his lack of orthodox front men, Jose Mourinho may give the responsibility of leading the line to Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is priced at 14/1 (15.00) with bet365 to open the scoring and 11/2 (6.50) to strike anytime for the fifth time in eight games.

Whatever the team selection, the Red Devils will need their midfielders to try and ease the goalscoring burden, with Juan Mata and Paul Pogba also available at 11/2 (6.50) apiece to pop up with a goal.

Should Mourinho choose to play the ball long, then 12/1 (13.00) long shot Marouane Fellaini may find himself an unlikely hero at a ground where United have scored just twice in the last five visits.

In contrast to his opposite number, Antonio Conte is spoilt for choice in attack as he prepares to take a team that his side put four past in an emphatic Premier League victory back in October.

On the scoresheet in each of the last three fixtures, Diego Costa looks like the most likely candidate at 3/1 (4.00) to break the deadlock, as well as 21/20 (2.05) to score anytime.

Already in double figures for the campaign, Eden Hazard 2/1 (3.00) is also bound to pose a significant threat against a backline he has scored past in four previous encounters.

Having opened the scoring within the first minute in that 4-0 victory earlier on in the campaign, Pedro offers excellent value to strike once again at 12/5 (3.40) considering he has found the net seven times in his last 10 matches.

Finally, Cesc Fabregas can be backed at 15/4 (4.75) to get on the scoresheet for the third home game in a row in a game unlikely to be lacking in entertainment.

Pedro to score anytime at 12/5 (3.40) for a 1pt stake with bet365