Match Preview: Chelsea 0-2 Manchester Utd Prediction and Betting Tips | England (FA Cup)

Chelsea – Manchester Utd betting tips for today, February 18, 2019

Kick-off: 20:30 Chelsea – Manchester Utd
Football:  England – FA Cup
Tip: Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 1.40
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 0:2 WON!!!

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In what is unquestionably the standout tie of this round, last year’s finalists clash over a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals, meeting in the FA Cup for the 16th time in 111 years.
Overall, Chelsea’s recent record in home FA Cup ties against fellow top-six Premier League (PL) sides is good, and the ‘Blues’ have a record of: W4, D0, L0 (GF 11, GA 3), in such matches this decade. The fact that Chelsea have scored first in six of the last seven H2H encounters could also bear some real significance, given that all of Chelsea’s last four H2H FA Cup wins have produced a 1-0 scoreline.
The last round saw Manchester United negotiate a tough test, beating Arsenal 3-1 on hostile turf. It represented their first FA Cup away win over a current top-six side since January 2012, and their PL form also provides United with good momentum, having won all five of their away league games under Ole Gunnar Solskjær (GF12, GA1).
In terms of the H2H record, Chelsea boast a rich vein of form over United in this competition, having now won four ties (including last year’s final) and drawn once against United since their last FA Cup defeat to the Red Devils, way back in March 1999.
Players to watch: Following a brace against Huddersfield (Feb 2), Gonzalo Higuaín is aiming to score in successive home games for the first time as a Chelsea striker.
United’s opening scorer in the last round, Alexis Sánchez knows this is a prime opportunity to win back the fans’ favour.
Stat attack: Across all competitions, each of Chelsea’s last six games has produced over 2.5 goals.
United have won the first half in six of their last eight matches.
The ‘Red Devils’ have also scored first in eight of their last ten, but are without a clean sheet in four H2H matches.

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