Kick-off: 1930, 18/02/2019
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
TV: BBC One
Last year’s FA Cup finalists Chelsea and Manchester United will battle it out in the fifth round this term and we fancy the Blues to come out on top again.
Only Eden Hazard’s penalty separated these sides at Wembley, but the Red Devils will find it hard to gain revenge at Stamford Bridge.
This has not been a happy hunting ground for the visitors and 21/20 for a home win is our opening Chelsea vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Much has been made of Chelsea’s recent travel problems but there have been few issues with their home form under Maurizio Sarri.
The Blues have only tasted defeat once in 21 games here in all competitions and are currently on a five-match winning run in front of their own fans.
That sequence includes a smooth 2-0 success against Nottingham Forest and a clinical 3-0 triumph over Sheffield Wednesday in earlier FA Cup rounds.
Sarri’s men do tend to start strongly on home turf, so 9/4 for them to lead at half-time and full-time takes the eye from the Chelsea vs Man Utd odds.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United came within a whisker of winning here in the league back in October, leading 2-1 thanks to an Anthony Martial double until Ross Barkley levelled things up in stoppage time.
The Red Devils also impressed in London in the last round of this competition when winning 3-1 at Arsenal, with Martial again on target.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s honeymoon period as interim manager came to an end with Tuesday’s 2-0 Champions League loss to PSG at Old Trafford.
Injuries to Jesse Lingard and Martial left United suddenly looking slow and ponderous up front again and it will be a big ask to recover from that setback so quickly.
The Red Devils haven’t won at Stamford Bridge since 2012, losing to nil here on five occasions since capitalising on two Chelsea dismissals that day.
Let’s add 13/5 for the Blues to again oblige without conceding to our Chelsea vs Man Utd betting tips.
Last FA Cup result:
CHELSEA 3-0 Sheff Wed – Willian (2), Callum Hudson-Odoi
Arsenal 1-3 MAN UTD – Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial
Head-to-head: Chelsea 2-2 Man Utd, Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-1 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-0 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd
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