Chelsea's worst season in three decades trudges along on Thursday when the Blues hit the road to face Manchester United. With two matches remaining in the season, the Blues sit in 12th place in the Premier League table. They have not finished that low in the standings since ending the 1993-94 season in 14th. Meanwhile, Manchester United can clinch a spot in next season's Champions League with one point from their final two matches.
Kickoff is 3 p.m. ET at Old Trafford in Manchester. Caesars Sportsbook lists Manchester United as the -150 favorites in the latest Manchester United vs. Chelsea odds, with Chelsea the +380 underdogs. A draw is priced at +290, and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Chelsea vs. Manchester United picks or EPL predictions, you need to see what proven soccer expert Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. On May 13 he correctly called Manchester United to beat Wolves and for the game to stay Under 3.5 goals. He's also on a profitable run in multiple events since the 2022 World Cup, including Champions League (+5.13), EFL Cup (+3.64) and the FA Cup (+3.07)
Now, Green has broken down Manchester United vs. Chelsea from every angle and just revealed his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Chelsea vs. Manchester United:
- Manchester United vs. Chelsea spread: Manchester United -0.5 (-160), Chelsea +0.5 (+125)
- Manchester United vs. Chelsea over/under: 2.5 goals
- Manchester United vs. Chelsea money line: Manchester United -150, Chelsea +380, Draw +290
- MUN: David de Gea leads the EPL in clean sheets (17)
- CHE: The Blues rank fourth in the EPL in goals against (42)
- Manchester United vs. Chelsea picks: See picks here
Why you should back Manchester United
All signs point to Marcus Rashford being available to play on Thursday. The 25-year-old forward has missed the last two matches because of injury and illness, but he has returned to training and manager Erik ten Hag said Wednesday that he expects Rashford to be available. His return would be immense for United as Rashford ranks sixth in the league in goals, with 16. Since league play resumed after the World Cup, he has scored 12 goals in 19 EPL matches.
In addition, United face a Chelsea side that figures to be shorthanded on Thursday. The Blues could be without 10 players. Centerback Benoit Badiashile (groin) is out, while N'Golo Kante, Reece James, Armando Broja and Marcus Bettelini also will likely miss the game. Four others -- Ben Chilwell, Marc Cucurella, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount -- are doubtful. See which team to back here.
Why you should back Chelsea
The Blues have one of the best defenses in the league. Led by 38-year-old defender Thiago Silva, Chelsea have allowed just 42 goals this season. Only Manchester City (31), Newcastle (32) and Manchester United (41) have given up fewer.
In addition, Chelsea have a proven goal scorer in Kai Havertz. The 23-year-old forward from Germany leads the team in goals with seven. He has 19 career goals in 89 career appearances with the Blues, and 55 career goals in his senior career. See which team to back here.
How to make Chelsea vs. Manchester United picks
Green has broken down the Premier League match from every possible angle. He is leaning Under the total and has locked in two best bets, including one that would pay plus-money. Head to SportsLine to see his analysis and top picks.
So who wins Manchester United vs. Chelsea on Thursday, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to find out which wagers in Chelsea vs. Manchester United have all the value, all from the soccer expert who has nailed his soccer picks, and find out.