All eyes will turn to Old Trafford on Sunday when Jose Mourinho engages in battle with Chelsea once again as Manchester United manager.
The Portuguese will aim to lead his charges to victory in what could be a massive step to securing Champions League qualification for next season, always aware that the Red Devils must not lose sight of rivals Liverpool who enjoy the easier task of seeing off West Brom. As always, Paddy Power have sweetened the deal for new customers ahead of these two matches to get Liverpool, United or Chelsea to win.
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Last 17/20 (1.85), Liverpool have been enhanced to 8/1 (9.0) to beat West Brom for new Paddy Power customers. The Reds are undefeated in seven games against their upcoming hosts and, while the latter have undoubtedly been one of the surprise packages of the season, Liverpool are again expected to have far too much quality.
The Baggies’ lack of a possession and passing game will likely see the ball at the feet of Liverpool most often. Jurgen Klopp’s men boast the second-highest passing average per game in the league and they will attempt to recycle possession immediately to the likes of Philippe Coutinho who is looking to net in his fourth straight Premier League game for the first time ever.
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Liverpool’s ability to retain and circulate the ball, combined with how the goals have dried up for Tony Pulis’s side of late during a run of six game in which they’ve secured just four points, and the Reds should be secure in the knowledge it will only be a matter of time before they break their hosts backline, making 8/1 (9.0) odds on an away win top value.
Previously 13/8 (2.63) with Paddy Power, Manchester United are now 12/1 (13.0) for new Paddy Power players to take a huge step towards qualifying for next season’s Champions League by beating Chelsea.
The Red Devils’ unbeaten run in the Premier League now stands at 21 games, the joint 10th in the history of the competition, and that undoubtedly is fueling hope that they can mount a charge to reach Europe’s premier club competition.
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic influential as always since returning from suspension, Mourinho will certainly hope to lead the Old Trafford side to their first victory over the Blues with him as manager.
The Swede has notched 13 goals and five assists in his last 17 outings for the club and, backed by an improving Henrikh Mkhitaryan, United certainly appear to have the tools to breach a stubborn Chelsea backline at the third time of asking under Mourinho and making the odds of 12/1 (13.0) certainly worthy of your consideration.
Chelsea were previously 9/5 (2.8) to secure a win at Manchester United but are now a massive 14/1 (15.0) for new Paddy Power customers. Unbeaten in eight games versus their rivals, the Blues are looking to do a Premier League double over them for the first time since 2010 as Antonio Conte hopes to become the fourth Chelsea boss to achieve the feat.
The advantage lies with the Premier League leaders as they have restricted United to just scoring three goals against them in their last 10 games. Chelsea’s excellent rearguard action certainly seems fully capable of foiling a visitors’ attack that has only just started to hit form of late, making it easier to bide their time and count on the match-winning qualities of Eden Hazard to strike.
Aware of their ability to frustrate the Red Devils, it’s certainly plausible that Conte’s men wait to strike on the break to seal an invaluable win in their chase for the title, making 14/1 (15.0) on Chelsea to pick up all the points here look very generous indeed.