Chelsea v Manchester United Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Under 2.5Total Goals13/20Betfair
Chelsea 1-0Correct Score5/1Paddy Power
Manchester United 1-0Correct Score12/1Paddy Power
Juan MataFirst Goalscorer14/1Bet365
Eden HazardFirst Goalscorer13/2Ladbrokes

Jose Mourinho heads back to Stamford Bridge on Monday night to take on the new darling of West London in Antonio Conte for what looks set to be classic encounter.

The Blues are odds-on favourites at best odds of 4/5 with Unibet, while United can be backed at a best price of 5/1 with Betfair and the draw at 13/5 with Bet365.

Mourinho will know as well as anyone that United do not have good recent record against Chelsea – indeed they’ve failed to win any of their last 11 games – but they did draw 5 of those and therein might lie a clue for the sort of game we can expect.

Jose has often packed his midfield to strangle the creativity of fast, counter attacking opponents and with his side having been thrashed 4-0 here in the Premier League back in October, we feel that he may well administer those sort of tactics this time.

With that in mind, our first suggestion is to back Under 2.5 Goals at best price 13/20, plus both sides to win 1-0 at best odds of 5/1 and 12/1 respectively at Paddy Power.

Juan Mata returns to Chelsea eager to make a point – he is exactly the sort of player who can find space in a tight game and at the 14/1 with Bet365 he looks far too big.

Ladbrokes are sticking their necks out on Eden Hazard – they offer 13/2 for him to score first even though he has scored in both his last two starts here against United.