Betting. Chelsea vs Manchester United [23.10.16] : Conte and Mourinho to avoid risk

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Betting. Chelsea vs Manchester United [23.10.16] : Conte and Mourinho to avoid risk

Premier League

Matchday 9


Bet: Draw

Chelsea it seems by betting experts may have overcome its September hardship. Last weekend The Blues confidently defeated champion Leicester City on Stamford Bridge putting three unreciprocated goals into the net. Moreover we need to remember that before the international break Antonio Conte’s side took three points against Hull City (2-0). So two wins in a row with the total score 5-0 provided Chelsea with fifth place in standings, just three points behind leading Man City. Of course the Italian manager will likely to extend such series as bets say.

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As for Manchester United the club managed to gain only one victory in five last games in Premier League. Choosing bets it should be noticed that The Red Devils overcame only champion Leicester City (4-1) on Old Trafford. And after that Man Utd drew twice but 0-0 with Liverpool is if great value. They managed to shut down a top quality Liverpool attack on Monday. Moreover, sports betting expert say, 4-1 win over Fenerbahce in the Europa League boost the morale of Manchester United players.

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Bets remind that Chelsea have an outstanding home record against Manchester United. Firstly, The Blues are undefeated in their last 10 matches against Man Utd in all competitions. Secondly, Londoners have won four and drawn one of their last six meetings at Stamford Bridge. Of course defense problems didn’t disappear - Kurt Zouma and Van Ginkel are injured, but Conte’s switch to a three-defender formation was justified. Moreover, Willian and Terry are expected to be part of the team. At the same time according to betting Jose Mourinho will be well aware of the Chelsea’s strengths and weaknesses and will take full advantage especially how he counters Conte’s three defender formation.

The bookmakers said the home side is likely to be favorite: Chelsea - 2.25; Draw - 3.10; Manchester United - 3.60. But The Red Devils are undefeated in their last 6 matches in all competitions. Moreover Conte and Mourinho prefer a defensive approach so another low scoring game is extremely possible. Neither side will risk so betting experts advice to take a draw-bet. As both managers will want to avoid a defeat the bet “Total Match Goals Under 2.5” is quite likely.