Premier League Preview: Man United vs Chelsea Prediction, Preview, and Odds (May 25)
- Man United can secure a top-four finish with a point at Old Trafford this week
- Chelsea looking to respond following a defeat against Man City
Man United’s race for a top-four finish in the Premier League could be achieved this week, as the Red Devils require a point from their two remaining fixtures. Chelsea will be the visitors to Old Trafford, as they look to respond following a 1-0 defeat against Man City on Sunday.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 3:00 p.m ET
- Where: Old Trafford, Manchester
- How To Watch: NBC
Man United will be looking to avoid a nervy final day scramble to secure their Champions League spot this week, as a point at home to Chelsea would secure their top-four spot. The Red Devils come into the match in solid recent form after winning each of their previous two. They took a step closer to securing Champions League qualification over the weekend with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth.
United boasts a strong recent record against the Blues, as they have gone ten without defeat. Never in Premier League history has United gone eleven without loss against Chelsea. But, each of the previous five clashes between the sides have ended in draws, making it the most drawn fixture in Premier League history.
Only two matchdays remain for Chelsea in this hugely forgettable season. They will finish in the bottom half of the standings this term, and a huge job awaits Mauricio Pochettino, who will become the permanent boss at the conclusion of the campaign. Chelsea were beaten 1-0 by Man City in their previous match, and they have lost their final away game of the season in three of the previous five seasons.
The Blues have looked extremely light in the final third over recent weeks, but they come to Old Trafford with a solid record at the Theatre of Dreams. Only Man City and Liverpool have won more matches on the road against United, but they are without a win in nine visits since a 1-0 win in May 2013.
Man United vs Chelsea Prediction
The trend with draws in this fixture is extremely interesting, and it could be a pattern to follow on Thursday. United will be looking for just a point to secure their spot in the Champions League, and an uneventful tie could be the most likely outcome.