Manchester United vs Chelsea Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

With Lampard looking to play an enterprising style of football, Al Hain-Cole expects a fittingly entertaining opening encounter with the Red Devils

Manchester United and Chelsea will be hoping to start their Premier League campaigns with a statement win when they meet at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Red Devils slumped to a disappointing sixth-placed finish after a difficult season last time out, but will be targeting a major improvement after splashing out on Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer.

Latest odds

Indeed, they are 11/10 (2.10) favourites with bet365 to get the season off to an exciting start with a big win here.

However, Frank Lampard’s team has only lost three of their last 19 meetings with this opposition, and are available at 5/2 (3.50) to come out on top here.

Both of last season’s league encounters between this pair resulted in a draw, and you can get odds of 23/10 (3.30) on them cancelling each other out once again.

Team news

Paul Pogba is a doubt after missing the final pre-season game with a back problem, while Eric Bailly is a long-term absentee.

Antonio Rudiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Callum Hudson-Odoi are all sidelined, although N’Golo Kante should start after returning for the final pre-season friendly.

Preview

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There is no doubt this is the game of the Premier League’s opening weekend, and it seems fair to expect a fittingly entertaining spectacle.

Having implemented an attractive style of play in his debut managerial season at Derby County, Lampard has shown a similar emphasis on attack since returning to Stamford Bridge this summer.

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Although they kept just one clean sheet in their seven pre-season friendlies, they averaged almost three goals a game and hit 11 in just the final three – conceding eight.

Predictions

Considering the attacking talent available to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, odds of 3/4 (1.75) are well worth backing on both sides finding the net for the third consecutive encounter between this pair.

All odds correct at time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 3/4 (1.75) with bet365

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