Chelsea vs Manchester United betting tips: Carabao Cup fourth round match preview and predictions

Chelsea vs Man United prediction: Chelsea 3-1 Man United

These two met on the opening day of the season with Manchester United, somehow, running out 4-0 winners.

However, a lot has changed since then.

Chelsea are flying right now and are looking to extend their long winning run.

Manchester United meanwhile might just have turned a corner but have still only won as many games all season than Chelsea have won in the month of October.

Last time these two met in the League Cup was in the same round in 2012/13.

Back then, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side won 5-4 with eight different players getting on the scoresheet.

Will this clash be just as memorable?

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Chelsea vs Manchester United: Who will win?

Chelsea are the favourites to win this one at 11/10.

Manchester United meanwhile are 23/10 to get a much needed victory.

A draw, which would force a penalty shootout, is 13/5.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/11.

Chelsea are 4/7 to qualify; Manchester United are 5/4 to make the fifth round.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 20: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford on October 20, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Michy Batshuayi could start up front for the Blues. The Belgian is 7/2 to open the scoring and 6/4 to net anytime.

Callum Hudson-Odoi could also come into the team. He is 8/1 to break the deadlock and 3/1 to net anytime.

Mason Greenwood has two goals to his name this season, both coming in cup competitions. The teenager is 6/1 to score first and 12/5 to score anytime.

Juan Mata could start against his former club. He is 11/1 to score first and 4/1 to score against Chelsea for just the second time in his career.

Both Hudson-Odoi and Batshuayi to score is 10/1.

Both Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount to score is 16/1.

Both Greenwood and Anthony Martial to score is 11/1.

Both Jesse Lingard and Dan James to score is 20/1.

Chelsea vs Manchester United: Match preview

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Willian of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge on September 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea just can’t stop winning.

On Saturday evening, Christian Pulisic’s perfect hat-trick helped the Blues to an impressive 4-2 win at Turf Moor over Burnley.

This is even more amazing given that the American had not scored for his new club until the point.

That victory in Lancashire made it seven wins in a row in all competitions with the first of those coming in a 7-1 demolition of Grimsby Town in this competition.

Since then, they’ve seen off Brighton, Southampton, Newcastle and now Burnley in the Premier League to climb into the top four of the table.

In this time they have also resurrected their Champions League campaign with back-to-back away wins.

They got off the mark in Group H with a 2-1 win in Lille before last mid-week’s late 1-0 victory in Amsterdam over Ajax.

The latter is certainly the most impressive win Frank Lampard has enjoyed as Chelsea Head Coach.

So far.

Nevertheless, Lampard won 13 major honours as a player with Chelsea and one of his aims will be silverware this season.

One of the two domestic cup competitions are likely to be their best route to a trophy so will they progress in the League Cup?

Can Manchester United kick-start their season?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Daniel James of Manchester United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 4-0 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Are Manchester United starting to finally build some momentum?

Ten days ago, the Red Devils battled to an impressive and very surprising 1-1 home draw with run-away league-leaders Liverpool.

Nevertheless, this time last week they still had not won any of their last 11 away matches in all competitions, their longest such run since 1979.

That 232-day run did finally come to an end in Serbia last mid-week.

Anthony Martial’s penalty seeing them to a 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade which takes them clear at the top of Europa League Group L.

Then, on Sunday, they were on the road again as they travelled to Norfolk to face Norwich City.

Quick fire goals from Scott McTominay and then Marcus Rashford saw them 2-0 up by the half hour mark.

Then, amazingly, Rashford and then Martial both had penalties saved before Martial did finally kill off the game with delightful chip.

Norwich did pull one back late on but 3-1 it finished.

That is just the third time Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side have won in the Premier League this season but they are up to seventh.

Attention now turns to cup matters as they look to go unbeaten in four for the first time in March 6th.

Can Manchester United keep their mini-revival going?

Chelsea team news vs Manchester United

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Chelsea FC at Turf Moor on October 26, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Despite this being a high-profile tie, Frank Lampard is expected to heavily rotate his starting XI.

In his press conference on Tuesday, Lampard confirmed plenty of changes. The Chelsea boss said this match offers an opportunity to players that have not played much of late, irrespective of age.

In goal though, Willy Caballero started in the last round against Grimsby but Kepa Arrizabalaga is likely to keep his place.

Frank Lampard has limited options at centre-back with Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rüdiger both currently injured.

That means at least one of the regulars Kurt Zouma or Fikayo Tomori will have to start once more but 19 year old Marc Guehi could get an opportunity.

Both full-backs are highly likely to change though with Emerson and Reece James coming in.

They’re also ravaged by injuries in midfield with N’Golo Kanté, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all out.

Thus, Billy Gilmour, who made his debut in the last round, will defiantly start.

With limited options, at least one of those who started at Burnley on Saturday will have to play again.

It’s likely to be Mateo Kovačić with Jorginho and Mason Monut given a breather.

At the weekend, Christian Pulisic stole the show, becoming the youngest player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Chelsea, breaking Tammy Abraham’s record that stood for a mere 42 days.

The American is also the first Chelsea player to score a perfect Premier League hat-trick for nine years.

Thus, he’s likely to be rested with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Pedro coming in.

Up front, there’s no chance top scorer Tammy Abraham will start it’s just a question of who will deputise for him.

Since the start of the 2016.17 season, Michy Batshuayi has scored nine goals as a substitute for Chelsea  which is four more than any other player.

The Belgian is likely to get a rare start in this one, ahead of the disgruntled Olivier Giroud

Will Chelsea win again?

Manchester United team news vs Chelsea

BELGRADE, SERBIA – OCTOBER 24: Brandon Williams of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League group L match between Partizan and Manchester United at Partizan Stadium on October 24, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Like his opposite number, Ole Gunnar Solskjær will make changes but just like Chelsea, Manchester Untied’s squad is stretched right now due to injuries.

Sergio Romero is likely to come in in goal; he’s amazingly kept 29 clean sheets in 47 appearances for Manchester United.

In defence, they’re currently without Diogo Dalot, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe and Luke Shaw who are all injured.

Phil Jones will partner Marcos Rojo at centre-back with youngster Brandon Williams starting at left-back.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is expected to keep his place at right-back.

He has made ten or more tackles in a Premier League game twice this season, including 11 at Norwich.

Prior to this, no Man United player had done so since May 2012.

In midfield, Paul Pogba is still out with an ankle injury.

James Garner could come into midfield alongside Scott McTominay with Fred rested.

Further forward, Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard could flank Juan Mata who’ll return to Stamford Bridge.

Nemanja Matić though has not featured since October 3 against AZ so is unlikely to play against his old club.

Up front, Mason Greenwood has already scored against Astana and Rochdale this season and will be tasked with getting the goals here.

Marcus Rashford scored his 50th Manchester United goal at the weekend but could get a real breather in this one.

Anthony Martial and Dan James will also get a much needed rest.

Can this side spring a surprise at Stamford Bridge?

UPDATE: In his pre-Chelsea presser, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed changes to his Manchester United team for this one.

Specifically, James Garner and Brandon Williams are in line to feature.

Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Manchester United.

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Chelsea

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Chelsea

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Chelsea.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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