Chelsea v Man Utd betting tips: Tough test for coach Carrick
Preview and odds for the Super Sunday clash
Michael Carrick faces a baptism of fire in his first match as a Premier League manager as we analyse the odds for the best Chelsea v Man Utd betting tips.
Carrick is in temporary charge at Manchester United following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – with Ralf Rangnick awaiting a work permit – but goes up against the Premier League leaders in a mouth-watering showdown.
Sunday’s match at Stamford Bridge is live on Sky Sports and kicks off at 4.30pm.
Chelsea v Man Utd match odds
Both teams come into this match on the back of impressive Champions League wins on Tuesday night.
Chelsea condemned Juventus to their heaviest-ever Champions League defeat with a 4-0 win to leapfrog the Italians in Group H.
Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner all hit the net as Chelsea switched from suffocating Juve to tearing Massimiliano Allegri’s men apart.
On the same day, Cristiano Ronaldo delivered yet another critical late goal before Jadon Sancho got his first in a Manchester United shirt to secure a 2-0 victory at Villarreal.
That ended a three-match winless run which culminated with a shambolic 4-1 defeat at Watford last weekend and prompted the United board to take action.
The visitors are odds against at 27/20 just to avoid defeat and given that their last four defeats have all been by two goals or more, a home win by at least that margin appeals at 13/8 for Chelsea v Man Utd betting tips.
Chelsea v Man Utd head-to-head
United’s recent defensive performances suggest a high-scoring game on Sunday but that was not the case last season.
Chelsea v Man Utd key battles
United will be without the suspended Harry Maguire following his red card at Watford, although whether that is a bad thing is debatable given his recent performances at club level.
It is likely to be another busy afternoon for goalkeeper David De Gea, who produced a superb performance against Villarreal to follow on from his double penalty save at Vicarage Road.
United are 5/1 to keep a clean sheet for the second time this week but Chelsea are full of confidence, especially Reece James.
The wing-back has been a revelation this season with five goals in all competitions and is 4/1 to add to his tally.
Romelu Lukaku was an unused substitute against Juventus as he returns to fitness and is 7/2 to score first against his former club in Chelsea v Man Utd betting tips.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication