Game Preview: Chelsea vs. Manchester United - EPL - Sunday, 19/01/2014

Chelsea FC vs. Manchester United - Team Logos - MatchupSeventh place Manchester United travel to London on Sunday, January 19th, 2014, to face third place Chelsea in the 22nd round of the English Premier League. This is definitely the match of the week in Euro football.

Chelsea are in form and winning. They are undefeated in their last six games, across all competitions, in which they scored ten goals and conceded one. The Blues are two points behind first place Arsenal in the EPL, through to the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League and in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Eden Hazard is on fire! The club just signed Nemanja Matic from Benfica for 25 million euros. Things are looking good at Stamford Bridge these days.

Manchester United are struggling. They are eleven points behind Arsenal and five points behind fourth place Liverpool, who they will likely be fighting for a spot in the UCL next season. If they get their ducks in order that is. Due to injuries, they will, very likely, have to play at Chelsea without their two stars, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. The word is that David Moyes is flying around Europe right now, trying to buy a few serious players and strengthen the squad. After losing games to Tottenham, Swansea (FA Cup) and Sunderland, Manchester United managed to beat Swansea in the league. De Gea and Co. will want something out of the game on Sunday.

The two teams played 0-0 at Old Trafford earlier in the season.

Let's take a look at the odds:

Chelsea: 8/11
Draw: 11/4
Man Utd: 7/2

Chelsea are the big favourites. After all, Jose Mourinho has never lost a home match at Stamford Bridge. What kind of a crazy stat is that? Over fifty matches. A 100 € bet on the home side could return 72 € in profit. The same bet for Manchester United could yield 350 € in profit.

Samuel Eto'o is the favourite to score for Chelsea at 6/4, while Javier Hernandez is the favourite to score for United at 13/5.

Should be a great game!