Carlo Ancelotti has often held the upper hand over Sir Alex Ferguson in the past and he can maintain this record to ensure that Chelsea keep alive their slim hopes of securing the Premier League title this season.
Chelsea’s betting odds are 6/5 to beat Manchester United and Ancelotti has triumphed in five of his previous six clashes with Ferguson if the Community Shield is not included.
Furthermore, Manchester United have failed to win on any of their seven trips to Stamford Bridge since Roman Abramovich took over as Chelsea’s owner.
Chelsea have the added pressure of ending a two-game winless streak at home in all competitions, as it has been over two years since they last went three matches without landing a home victory.
Manchester United are 23/10 in the Premier League betting to extend Chelsea’s miserable recent streak and they come into the game having remained unbeaten in their last 12 top-flight away outings.
It is also 23/10 that the fixture ends all square, which is a result Manchester United would likely be content with ahead of kick off.
Over/Under 2.5 goals
There are a few reasons to suggest why the clash at Stamford Bridge could end up being a low-scoring affair and why 4/6 may be a good price that fewer than 2.5 goals will be scored.
Manchester United have only managed to score two goals in their last seven visits to Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have scored just three goals in their last three home games and Manchester United have kept clean sheets in each of their last three games in all competitions.
Didier Drogba has also scored just one goal in nine Premier League games for Chelsea against Manchester United.
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