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Man United v Chelsea tips

October 24th, 2014

Chelsea travel travel to Manchester on Sunday as bookmakers favourites to beat Manchester United - fhe first time in Premier League history that they have been favourites at Old Trafford. The game is live on Sky Sports1 from 4pm.

The Blues are available at best odds of 6/4 (BetVictor & Stan James), while United can be backed at a huge 2/1 with (Betfred, Stan James & Ladbrokes) and the draw at 5/2 (Betfred & BetVictor). For reference, last season under David Moyes, United were 6/4 favourites to win this game and Chelsea 9/4, with the draw at 12/5 (the game finished 0-0).

As you would expect, there are various special offers available around this important match - Paddy Power will refund losing First Goalscorer and Correct Score bets if Chelsea win, while Ladbrokes will refund losing bets on the same markets if both teams score.

Given that the Red Devils have won just 6 of their last 22 league gamess against Chelsea, and struggled to get a point against West Brom on Monday night,  it would certainly be a surprise if they were to take all three against Jose Mourinho’s side - especially following Chelsea’s impressive 6-0 midweek demolition of Maribor. So, the first bet we recommend is Chelsea on the 'Double Chance' market at odds of 4/9 - you win as long as United don't.

Mourinho has played without a recognised number nine in the last two Old Trafford league fixtures between these sides, and if he were to do the same here - which given his injury problems we think likely - another low scoring game is on the cards.

The last goal in this fixture at Old Trafford was a deflected Juan Mata effort two seasons ago when he played for the Blues, and with both Chelsea forwards Diego Costa and Loic Remy doubtful, we suggest taking evens with Bet365 on another 'Under 2.5 Goals' game.

As we fancy a low scoring game, let’s also back a Chelsea 1-0 win at 9/1 with either Bet365 (who refund losing Correct Score bets on any game that finishes 0-0) or Betfred (who refund losing Correct Score bets on any televised game that finishes 1-1). On that basis, we also recommend a bet on Chelsea to win 2-0 - 12/1 with the same bookmakers.

Eden Hazard scored twice in Chelsea’s 6-0 win on Tuesday and as he takes penalties and free kicks, it may be worth backing him at best odds of 8/1 with Paddy Power to score the first goal, especially with their money back offer if the bet loses but Chelsea win.

For United, Angel Di Maria (who has scored 3 goals in 6 league games) is a stand-out 10/1 to score first with Ladbrokes, again with a money back saver - if both teams score.

Chelsea-Draw Double Chance
4/9 Bet365
Under 2.5 Total Goals
evens Bet365
Eden Hazard First Goalscorer 8/1 Paddy Power*
Angel Di Maria First Goalscorer
10/1 Ladbrokes**
Chelsea 1-0 Correct Score
9/1 Bet365*** & Betfred****
Chelsea 2-0 Correct Score 12/1 Bet365*** & Betfred****

*Money back on losing bets, as a free bet up to £100, if Chelsea win
**Money back on losing bets, as a free bet up to £25, if both teams score
***Money back on losing bets, if the game finishes 0-0
****Money back on losing bets, up to £50, if the game finishes 1-1

Bet365Paddy PowerLadbrokesBetfred
£200 bonus £50 free bet £100 free bet £25 free bet

Current Bookmaker Offers and Refunds

  • Goalscorer 2nd Chance: Refund of losing First Goalscorer bets, as a free bet up to £50, if your player scores the second goal - with William Hill

  • Bore Draw: Refund of ALL losing Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time and Scorecast bets on ANY football match that finishes 0-0 - with Bet365

  • Channel 4/1 offer - Back a winner at 4/1 or more in a race televised live on Channel 4 and get a free bet of the same stake on the next televised race. If your free bet also wins at odds of 4/1 or more, you also qualify for a free bet on the next televised race and so on - with Bet365

  • Premier League Late Loser Insurance: Refund of losing Correct Score & Scorecast bets, up to £25, if the bet is winning at the 85th minute - with Coral

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