Man Utd v Chelsea | 26th October 2014 | Sky Sports 1


AFTER making a winning debut on WeLoveBetting on Saturday, Mark Stichcombe (@markstinchcombe) returns with two bets for the Man Utd v Chelsea match.

Man Utd v Chelsea | Sunday 16:00 | Sky Sports 1

Without trying to set a precedent on here, I can’t pass up the 4/1 with Betfair on Chelsea winning and both teams scoring in this match. Chelsea are 6/4 to win but being offered well over double the odds on the above is just too big.

Both sides go into the game with key attacking absentees – Wayne Rooney and Loic Remy are definitely out and there’s question marks over Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa. Despite that, Both Teams To Score is just 7/10 with BetVictor, so you can see why that 4/1 looks even more appealing.

So the case for Utd. Despite missing Rooney and possibly Falcao, the Red Devils have shared their goals around. Of their 15 goals (1.87 per-game), eight different players have scored and no-one has managed more than three. Chelsea have kept just two clean sheets in their last 11 Premier League away games. Given Louis van Gaal’s attacking approach, I would be surprised to see Thibaut Courtois keep a clean sheet.

And the case for Chelsea. Despite missing Remy and potentially Costa, I was impressed to see eight other players have scored (and that doesn’t even include Drogba)! The Blues have scored twice or more in seven of their eight fixtures and have won six of their last seven league away games.

Against a shaky-looking Utd backline, just two clean sheets in van Gaal’s eight league games, with 12 goals conceded in the other six (two goals-per-game), you’d expect Drogba to dominate that backline and allow the likes of Edin Hazard and Oscar to get in behind.

I really fancy Eden Hazard to shine. He’s been in great form in the last few weeks and should see a lot of the ball with Utd’s open formation. He’s claimed four goals and two assists in his 11 starts but more noticeably, he has completed 41 dribbles, 18 more than anyone else, leading to the opposition fouling him the most in the league, 24 times. He’ll get a lot of mentions in commentary and with the aforementioned attacking absentees, looks a great bet at 8/1 with Betfred to bag the Man of the Match award.

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Mark eats, sleeps and breathes football. As soon as he was old enough to bet he was figuring out ways to make his encyclopaedic knowledge of the beautiful game pay. With a degree in computer programming and three years industry experience trading for a major firm, Mark's meticulous approach leaves no stone unturned in the quest for winners. When not gambling, Mark enjoys playing football for his local side and following Liverpool around the country.

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