Manchester United vs Chelsea Prediction & Match Preview

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Manchester United vs Chelsea closes the Premier League’s opening match day as the two teams meet at the Old Trafford. Both teams will be looking to start off the new campaign in the best of ways on Sunday afternoon. Manchester United will want to build on their positive pre-season form, while Chelsea look to award Frank Lampard his first victory as the team’s manager.

Manchester United vs Chelsea Prediction and Match Preview

Sunday, August 11 – 11:30 EST – Old Trafford

Manchester United kick off their 2019/20 Premier League season with a tough test against Chelsea. However, the numbers are in their favour when it comes to opening day fixtures. They managed to pick up four consecutive wins in the last four seasons, and they will look to build on that record. Their main priority this season will be to challenge for the Premier League trophy but it won’t be an easy task. In order to do that, they will need to improve defensively as they only managed to keep 2 clean sheets at the Old Trafford last season. For that reason, they announced the signings of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

On another note, Chelsea look to build on last season’s success after achieving a third place finish in the Premier League and winning the Europa League. Despite their achievements, Maurizio Sarri departed the London based club to make space for Chelsea legend Frank Lampard. Furthermore, they added the likes of Mateo Kovacic to bring more quality to their midfield. The Blues have also had their share of exciting opening day matches in recent years. In the past five seasons, all of Chelsea’s opening matches featured over 2.5 goals. We are expecting a similar result on Sunday, as both teams will be playing an open match that will present them with many goal scoring opportunities. We are backing both teams to find the back of the net at the Old Trafford.