Chelsea – Manchester United SOCCER PICKS
Chelsea and Manchester United meet at Stamford Bridge, in a match for the 9 th round of the Premier League. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 6 matches won 5 and tied 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, in 05-11- 2017, for the Premier League, Chelsea won by (1-0). Álvaro Morata (55 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. Attention to the home factor, since Chelsea usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
After 6 wins and 2 draws, the home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 20 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Southampton by (0-3), after in the previous match they have tied (1-1) at home, against Liverpool. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 4 home matches for the championship Chelsea won 3 and tied 1, for which they have won 10 points out of 12 possible.
For this competition, he does not lose 8 games. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 6 of its last 8 matches for the Premier League, of these 6 came to the break in advantage in 3 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 5 In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Chelsea enter this day motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 0-3, in the visit to the land of Southampton: Hazard, Barkley and Alvaro Morata marked the goals of the victory. The home team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the wings, being that the three most advanced players are Giroud, Willian and Hazard. In any case, the home club also gets to practice soccer possession, progressing on the field through short passes. One of the great valences of the whole of the house is the effective way as it manages to defend the set pieces. Apparently, the technician Maurizio Sarri will not be able to count on Marco van Ginkel, for being injured.
After 4 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, the away team is currently in the 8 th position, with 13 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against West Ham United, by (3-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Newcastle United, by (3-2). This is a team that shows similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, as in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. For the league, Manchester United won 6 points out of 12 possible points, after 2 wins and 2 losses in the last 4 matches they played as visitors. The team has conceded a goal in 7 of the last 8 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition. In 8 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 4 times and have only won 1 result.
Manchester United enter this meeting motivated, after a home win, 3-2, at the reception to Newcastle. After a disadvantage in the score by 0-2, United achieved the comeback, with goals from Mata, Martial and Alexis Sánchez. The foreign team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the wings. One of the strong points of the visiting team is the way they manage to finish the dangerous situations they create. The three most advanced players are expected to be Martial, Lukaku and Rashford, providing the Manchester club with several solutions to create danger. The Manchester United coach should have all players available for this duel.