Manchester United and Chelsea Play the First Premier League Derby on Sunday

Published August 11, 2019 by Florin P

Manchester United and Chelsea Play the First Premier League Derby on Sunday

Manchester United welcomes Chelsea at Old Trafford in the first derby of this Premier League season, while Arsenal travels to Newcastle.

Manchester United have once again spent a lot of money on key players, in a bit of winning the Premier League. They have a couple of tough opponents to beat if they are to achieve this ambitious goal and Chelsea is one of them. These two teams meet in the most exciting match of the day, with Arsenal and Newcastle playing as well in the English first flight. There’s no shortage of exciting football matches in France, where six teams, including the reigning champions PSG, play in the afternoon and evening.

Manchester United are Slight Favorites over Chelsea

Old Trafford is a stadium where Manchester United have picked up many valuable points against Chelsea in their optimistic ahead of this fixture. 888 Sport also expects the Red Devils to improve their record against the Blues, hence the odds of 6/5 offered on their victory. Chelsea are no pushovers and after winning the Europa League last season, they have high expectations for this year. They are experts at salvaging points on the road, so punters should consider the odds of 12/5 on them to win or a draw.

Newcastle and Arsenal are expected to play a tactical match at 2 PM UK time, with the Londoners playing on the road. They have had a hard time scoring against defensive-minded teams, but they remain dangerous on the counterattack. Interesting enough, bet365 Sports only offers odds of 4/5 on the visitors, while showing generosity and odds of 33/10 on Newcastle to prevail. Punters should consider a low scoring draw and odds of 14/5 on the match to end undecided, this is a tempting wager.

Home Pitch Advantage Means a Great Deal in Ligue 1

Three matches are scheduled in the French first division on Sunday and the hosts are favorites in all of them. Lille and Strasbourg currently gets even odds at Intertops Sportsbook to win in front of their fans, with the former expected to drop, while the latter should rise. They welcome Nantes and Metz, teams who have a tradition in defending on the road and they would be happy to salvage a point. Nobody can afford to start the new season on the wrong foot, so precautions will be taken to prevent opponents from scoring.

PSG have won the Ligue 1 again with incredible ease and the reigning champions have no reason for concern this year. They should be able to win by two goals or more against Nimes who have just joined the French first flight. The visitors will surely defend with all lines, but they are most unlikely to hold their ground for 90 minutes, so even the low odds of 3/20 on PSG to prevail are fully justified.

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See also

Champions League Contenders Lock Horns in Second-Tier Derbies on Sunday

Manchester United Challenges Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Sunday is the Day of the Derbies in Major European Leagues

Difficult Away Matches for Europe’s Finest on Sunday

2018 Football Concludes with Sunday’s English Premier League Matches


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