Despite having already clinched the title, Manchester United aren’t necessarily easing off as they showed with a battling, if a little scrappy, performance in the draw at Arsenal last Sunday and they’ll certainly appeal to plenty of punters at 5/4 via William Hill to dent Chelsea’s top four hopes given that they’ve come out on top in 15 of their 17 Premier League fixtures on home soil this term.
The Blues, a 5/2 chance at bet365, obviously have more of an incentive as they seek to secure Champions League football next season but a point wouldn’t be a disastrous return for Rafa Benitez’s charges and as three of the pair’s last five meetings have been all square after 90 minutes, this one also looks destined to end in stalemate, an outcome BetVictor quote at 13/5.
At 8/13 courtesy of Skybet, it looks likely that both teams will score at Old Trafford, where BetVictor mark 7/1 against a 1-1 scoreline and Paddy Power offer enticing odds of 16/5 about any score draw.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s troops keep plenty of clean sheets but when they have conceded in recent weeks, the opposition has opened the scoring. That has been the case on the last four occasions in which the United defence has been breached and that certainly lends appeal to bet365’s 13/10 for Chelsea to notch first.