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Chelsea vs Manchester United: Likely goalscorers

Chelsea vs Manchester United: Likely goalscorers

18 Feb 2019, 21:25

Chelsea's recent stranglehold over Manchester United in the FA Cup should give them cause for optimism, but United's brilliant form and 100% away record under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer poses a clear and present danger.

Scorer bets are usually tricky business but we can't see either side keeping a clean sheet, and that means scorer bets on both sides can win via betPawa! First here are the teams ...

Chelsea (4-3-3)

Kepa - Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso - Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic - Pedro, Higuain, Hazard

Manchester United (4-3-3)

Romero - Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw - Herrera, Matic, Pogba - Mata, Lukaku, Rashford

Preview

In what is unquestionably the standout tie of this round, last year’s finalists clash over a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals, meeting in the FA Cup for the 16th time in 111 years. It's Chelsea who has the edge in recent encounters, but it's Man United with most of the current momentum. A 2-1 loss to PSG aside, United has been on a phenomenal run in the Premier League. Chelsea, in contrast, lost 6-0 at Man City in embarrassing fashion. In terms of the head to head record, Chelsea boasts a rich vein of form over United in this competition, having now won four times (including last year’s final) and drawn once against United since their last FA Cup defeat to the Red Devils, way back in March 1999. With Chelsea's last six matches across all competitions producing over 2.5 goals, we should definitely be in for the same here in a fiery contest. 

Futaa facts

  • The Blues could keep five clean sheets in a row for the first time in the FA Cup.
  • Eden Hazard has 12 goals and 10 assists for Chelsea in the Premier League this season. 
  • Gonzalo Higuain has hit the ground running at Chelsea with two goals in his first three Premier League appearances.
  • Man United striker Romelu Lukaku has scored 13 goals in his last 15 FA Cup appearances.
  • Paul Pogba has 11 goals and eight assists in 22 Premier League starts this season for The Red Devils.
  • Marcus Rashford has scored five goals in as many away games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man United.

Our bets

  • Back Eden Hazard to score anytime against Man United priced at 2.08
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  • Back Pedro to score anytime against Man United priced at 2.90
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  • Back Gonzalo Higuain to score anytime against Man United priced at 1.92
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  • Back Romelu Lukaku to score anytime against Chelsea priced at 2.70
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  • Back Marcus Rashford to score anytime against Chelsea priced at 2.95
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  • Back Paul Pogba to score anytime against Chelsea priced at 2.95
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Read more: Chelsea out to rekindle FA Cup magic against in-form Man United 

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