Manchester United vs Chelsea Prediction and Betting Preview, 19 Jul 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 1-3
In one of matches billed to go down in England this weekend, Manchester United lock horns with Chelsea in a crunch FA Cup semifinal tie, both sides determined to go for the win. The side that secures victory here will book a place in the finals of the competition.
Match status: 2019-20 Fa Cup - Semi-final
Venue: Wembley Stadium (London)
The rivalry between these two clubs this season has been immense with both sides at loggerheads on the Premier League standings. Chelsea are positioned higher than United on the standings, sitting third on the standings with 63 points from 36 games.

However, Manchester United are not afar off, only a single point shy of the Blues. They are currently outside of the top-four and are dire in their pursuit of Champions League football. With two games left to play, this race for a place in the top-four is sure to go right down to the wire.

With this FA Cup fixture on the horizon, these two sides will temporarily switch focus from the Premier League to have a go at league cup success. Expect a nerve-cracking ninety minutes in Wembley when these sides get us rolling on Sunday evening.

Manchester United vs Chelsea Team News

Playing catch-up with Chelsea for large parts of the season, Manchester United have so far failed to usurp Lampard’s charges into the Champions League places. Having been presented with multiple chances of toppling the Blues, United always bottle these golden opportunities.

With the Premier League entering its final stretches, the Red Devils cannot afford any further slip-ups if they are breach top-four soon enough. Wins in their final two league fixtures will guarantee Man United a ticket to Europe’s elite competition next term, regardless of results elsewhere.

Pitted against Norwich City for the FA Cup quarterfinals, United were favorites to advance onto the next phases of the competition. Looking to hand well-deserved rests to some of his first-choice players, Solskjaer shuffled the pack to give them a breather.

Fielding a second-string side, the Red Devils never really looked comfortable throughout the game. After Ighalo’s strike was canceled out by Todd Cantwell’s brilliant effort in the 75th minute, the match headed for extra time. Ultimately, a late extra-time goal from Harry Maguire fired United into the semifinals.

Meanwhile, Chelsea took on fellow top-four contenders Leicester City in the 8th final of the FA Cup a few weeks ago, seeking victory to book a semifinal ticket. A drab game it was at the King Power Stadium as both sides struggled to create any major openings.

However, a cracker of a goal from Ross Barkley in the second-half sent Chelsea ahead – an effort that ultimately secured their place in the penultimate stage of the tournament. A sublime goal it was, the club supporters must have enjoyed that one go in.

For this fixture, it is important to note that both sides place huge importance on the FA Cup, a great chance to clinch some piece of silverware to add some spice to a rather unconvincing campaign. Also, bragging rights is there for the taking here.

Manchester United are heading into this fixture in brilliant form, remaining unbeaten in each of their previous 19 games on the bounce. They have been the best English team since the turn of the year.

Injured or Suspended Players

Manchester United: Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams.

Chelsea: Billy Gilmour, Ethan Ampadu and Abdul Rahman Baba.

Pre-Match Odds

Manchester United: 2.475
Draw: 3.48
Chelsea: 3.08

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

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Who will advance to the FA Cup Final?

Man United vs Chelsea Predictions

These are the kind of games we live for as football fans. Manchester United are slight favorites for the win given their recent stupendous run of form. Meanwhile, Chelsea are a largely inconsistent bunch, and can never be trusted to deliver the win in any game.

Noteworthily, both sides have had their guns blazing in recent weeks. As such, a high-scoring affair is on the cards with Manchester United dispatching their rivals to advance to the finals.
Our Betting Tip:
Man United Win @ 2.45
Correct Score:
Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea @ 18.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.75
Match Winner:
Man United Win @ 2.45
Double Chance:
1X @ 1.42
Over 2.5 @ 1.99
Fernandes To Score @ 3.00
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