Man Utd loss looks highly unlikely at Stamford Bridge on Sunday

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  1. Feb 3, 2012
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    Man Utd have had to face Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool in the last month and now it is Chelsea's turn on Sunday in what has to be the game of the weekend. Man Utd go into this weekend joint top of the Premiership twelve points above Chelsea yet it is Chelsea who are the favourites to beat Man Utd on Sunday.

    Perhaps it is home advantage that has made the bookies side with Chelsea, it certainly isn't current form as no team has earned more points than Man Utd in the Premiership from their last eight matches (eighteen points from six wins and two losses) whilst Chelsea have won just two games in that period whilst drawing a whopping five matches. That suggests the odds on Chelsea of 8/5 are far too short and betting bets lie with either Man Utd to win (a winning bet in six out of Man Utd's last eight league games) at odds of 19/10 or the draw at 23/10 (a winning bet in five of Chelsea's last eight league games).

    United won the last fixture between the teams at Stamford Bridge, that was the 1-0 win in the Champions League in April, but that was United's first win at the ground since 2002 (a 3-0 win in the League). Between those two wins were four draws and six wins for Chelsea. That poor record at Stamford Bridge points towards a draw here at 23/10 more than the away win. In the last ten games between the teams at Stamford Bridge under 2.5 goals has been a winning bet seven times and under 3.5 goals has been a winning bet in all of those matches, those outcomes can be backed at evens and 4/11 respectively. It is worth noting that six of Chelsea's last eight matches have had under 2.5 goals in them.

    So if it's a low scoring draw then the only two options available to us are 0-0 and 1-1, the former bet is priced up at 11/1 whilst the latter is the most likely correct score according to the bookies at 6/1. If you fancy Man Utd to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge for the second game running then stick to the low scoring outcomes, a 1-0 win for United in this match is 8/1 whilst a 2-0 win does look very tempting at 12/1, the biggest price of all the correct scores we will highlight here.

    Can Man Utd gain a crucial win at Stamford Bridge on Sunday? Would you take a draw now in this fixture? What are your best bets for this match? Please share your thoughts and best bets on Chelsea v Man Utd with other Man Utd fans.
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    I swear everytime one of these appears we then lose that game.
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    Crustanoid Full Member

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    The kiss of death :(
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    anything about now MUFC lad living in a matriel world

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    We'll batter them.
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    Hal9000 Full Member

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    Niall has just made us lose.
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    Judge Red Don't Call Me Douglas

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    Don't worry, I'll even it out by betting on Chelsea to win.
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    I read the thread as the match is highly unlikely on Sunday :)
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    not this again
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    Favourites to lift the cup ahead of Liverpool

    Another easy win expected against Blackburn


    We will be 3 points behind City at 6pm Sunday.
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    Sir A1ex Full Member

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    There's one before every match, and they pretty much always back us to win, or at least not lose. I don't think our sponsors are alone in giving these odds either.

    Does make me think actually... are their Wolves forums with similar deals in place, and every Friday a thread appears along the lines of "Wolves likely to get shat on again"?
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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    Bunch of superstitious grannies!

    The man tries to give you money and what thanks does he get?
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    Portsmouth Likely to still exist by sunday!
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    Sir A1ex Full Member

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    Nah... you'd get crazy odds on that happening!
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    Livvie Executive Manager being kept sane only by her madn

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    Are Chelsea likely to call it off - like they did last year because of the snow?
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    golden_blunder mijn naam is Golden Blunder en ik hou van team LVG

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    feck.. talk about jinxing us with that headline!
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    I'm about 2/3 miles away from Stamford Bridge right now, and there's no snow as of yet. It's bloody freezing though!
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    That'sHernandez Ominously close to getting banned

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    Jinxed :(
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    That'sHernandez Ominously close to getting banned

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    I blame this thread.
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    You can't. It doesn't say we'd win. Just that we wouldn't lose. :)
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    Sir A1ex Full Member

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    What for? Are you a Chelsea fan?
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    Kelvin Banned

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    nearly given us a kiss of death at 3-0.
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    That'sHernandez Ominously close to getting banned

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    Fair point... but at 3-0 would you have said a loss was highly unlikely? This thread still has a lot to answer for!
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    Sir A1ex Full Member

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    I love these threads. People struggle a lot with the concept of bookies giving odds on football matches.

    Out of interest, do you all go down to Ladbrokes if we lose and berate them for making us favourites?

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