Chelsea v Man Utd FA Cup betting preview and tips

20:30 Mon 18 Feb
FA Cup
Tip: 1
Units: 1/5
Odds: -100

Manchester United have been riding the crest of a wave since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of the team and they have made solid progress in the FA Cup after enjoying wins against Reading and Arsenal.

It’s clear that the Red Devils are enjoying a sense of freedom which didn’t occur under Jose Mourinho and their wins at the Emirates Stadium and Wembley have been impressive, although there has been some fortune along the way.

Tottenham created more than enough chances to win against United recently and there are only so many times that David de Gea can keep the opposition at bay, with the Red Devils defence recently leaking two goals at home to Burnley to highlight there are still issues in this department.

Chelsea have had plenty of football recently although they are not involved in the Champions League and you can’t imagine a Europa League clash against Malmo is going to give Maurizio Sarri too many sleepless nights.

Therefore, the Blues will be fresh and well prepared for this FA Cup encounter which could easily be the final and it’s fair to say that the winner of this tie will have a very strong chance of reaching the Wembley showdown in May.

Chelsea are trading at even money and we think there’s a bigger than 50% chance that they will get the job done in front of their own supporters. Gonzalo Higuain has arrived to add goals and also alleviate the pressure on Eden Hazard who clearly prefers a more deep-lying role.

The big cup atmosphere at the Bridge was there for all to see as Chelsea overcame Spurs in the EFL Cup semi-final despite trailing by a goal and we think they can get the better of United in this clash.

Solskjaer is not a miracle worker and we should expect Paul Pogba to be nullified in the middle of the park by compatriot N’Golo Kante and Jorginho.

Chelsea to win @ 2.00 with bet365