March 10, 2013

Manchester United - Chelsea Betting Preview: Expecting the Red Devils to silence the Blues

The Red Devils are hoping to qualify for the next round of the English FA Cup after being eliminated from the Champions' League during the past week

With their exit from the Champions League making their ambition of winning a treble fade in thin air, Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United will go all out against Chelsea who also recorded a dismal outing in their Europa League campaign.

One would expect both teams to fight like wounded animals. One thing is certain, the Blues will be without the power and strength of Didier Drogba who used to be a torn in the flesh of the United defence.

Although, United have failed to kiss the FA Cup trophy since the 2003/04 season, they are  4/5 (1.80)  with Ladbrokes to win the match, a result which will catapult them to the next round.

For Rafael Benitez' boys who have an enviable pedigree in the tournament remaining unbeaten after 27 matches, they will be keen to keep their longest ever run in the FA Cup. Not minding these statistics, they are 10/3 (4.33) underdog with Ladbrokes to win this one in normal time.

The draw is available at 13/5 (3.60) but be aware this will be settled on the afternoon and goals are likely given the two teams are not expected to be so well drilled defensively.

In the goal scorers market, Chelsea’s reliable hitman, Demba Ba who many expect to start ahead of Torres is backed at 7/1 (8.00) to net first with Ladbrokes same as United’s Kagawa 7/1 (8.00).

Wayne Rooney who seems to have found his scoring boots is at 9/2 (5.50) to grab the curtain raiser, while his strike partner Robin Van Persie who happens to be Manchester United's top scorer so far has been backed at 7/2 (4.50) to  first find the back of the net.

At these, you could be sure of goals to be scored aplenty because the last six meetings between the two sides have produced 30 goals. So why don’t you place a bet now and stand a great chance of benefitting from Ladbrokes largesse through your knowledge of football.

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