Live on Skysports 2: Tue 19.45: Despite being 15 points behind, Chelsea will keen for victory over Man Utd, priced at 6/5 (Stan James).
Fifteen points adrift of top spot, Chelsea’s bid to retain the Premier League title is all but over and if they fail to beat league leaders Manchester United at Stamford Bridge then they will have absolutely no realistic chance of clinging on to the trophy.
Even a victory, quoted by Stan James at 6/5, would leave Carlo Ancelotti’s men with a mountain to climb and in any case, their current form does little to suggest they will collect three points from what looks set to be an uninspiring affair.
Chelsea defend well at home but have been a little less than clinical in attack at times recently while Sir Alex Ferguson’s side will be more than happy with a point in the capital. In addition, United have already drawn eight of their 13 away games and have been defending fairly well, subsequently, Totesport’s 23/10 for the spoils to be shared looks the best match bet while the clash should produce fewer than 2.5 goals (7/10, ).
Coral’s 6/1 for it to finish one-apiece isn’t without appeal but it could be that the pair cancel each other out and it would be no surprise if neither managed to break the deadlock, a result rated by bet365 at 8/1. A goal tally lower than 1.5 may be worth considering then at 21/10 with William Hill.