Which of These Two Struggling Teams Will Win on Monday?

Published on December 27th, 2015 1:39 pm EST

There is no rest for the English Premier League this week, as many of the league's teams return to action just two days after a full slate of Boxing Day games.

One of the biggest games on Monday, at least in terms of star power, will see Manchester United play host to Chelsea. Both teams are struggling mightily this season - Chelsea is already dealing with a lost season, while Manchester United is watching their season slip away.

Heading into Monday's match, Man Utd sits in 6th place with a record of 8-5-5 (29 points), while Chelsea is sitting in 15th place with a record of 5-4-9. Manchester United, which was near the top of the table not too long ago, is now dealing with the prospect of sliding into the middle of the table if they don't turn things around quickly. A few months ago, Manchester United was looking like they might finish in the top 3 or 4 - now, they are facing the very real prospect of having to struggle to finish in the top 5.

As mentioned, Chelsea has already lost their season, as they are currently in the bottom half of the table. Chelsea recently sacked their manager and is simply playing for pride at this point.

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Here are the odds for Monday's game at Old Trafford:

Manchester United, 2.62
Draw, 3.10
Chelsea, 3.00

As you can see, Manchester United has the very slight edge to win, based on their home field advantage. Given the inconsistent play of both teams, however, it is nearly impossible to handicap this game.

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Manchester United's fans have been very angry as of late as Louis Van Gaal has seemingly lost control of the club. Will the club be able to start the resurrection of their season on Monday with a victory over Chelsea, or will they continue to struggle?

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