Manchester United vs. Chelsea 12-6-23 EPL Soccer Betting Picks and Prediction for Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Manchester United vs. Chelsea 12/6/23 – Manchester United will meet Chelsea on Wednesday for an important English Premier League encounter, both teams having secured playoff berths thus far. Our daily EPL picks will analyze this matchup and offer betting advice ahead of the game which takes place at Old Trafford and will be broadcast live by PEAC starting at 3:15 PM ET. 

Manchester United vs. Chelsea

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 3:15 PM ET

Location: Old Trafford


Manchester United vs. Chelsea 12/6/23 Betting Odds

Manchester United+187+0.25 (-125)2.75 over (+102)
Chelsea+142-0.25 (+109)2.75 under (-118)

Manchester United Analysis

Manchester United’s offense runs through Bruno Fernandes, who leads the team with 3 goals and 3 assists. His creativity and scoring touch make him the engine that powers Manchester United’s attack. Fernandes will look to continue his strong run of form against a Chelsea defense that has been prone to allowing goals this year. If he can pull the strings and find openings to goal, Manchester United should feel good about their chances.

Operating behind Fernandes is Scott McTominay, who has added scoring punch from the midfield this season with 3 goals in just 8 starts. His secondary scoring takes pressure off Manchester United’s frontline. With Chelsea likely keying in on Fernandes, McTominay could play an unsung hero role in this one. Most critically, McTominay offers defensive protection when Manchester United turns the ball over in their attack-first system. His positioning and tackling could spoil a number of Chelsea counterattacks before they generate true danger.

Chelsea Analysis

Chelsea’s young offense has shown flashes of brilliance this season, led by forwards Nicolas Jackson and Raheem Sterling. Jackson is pacey and direct, using his acceleration to unlock defenses. Even when he doesn’t score, Jackson’s blistering runs force backlines to account for him. Manchester United’s high defensive line could be susceptible to Jackson getting in behind, especially on quick transitional attacks.

Complementing Jackson is Raheem Sterling, who leads Chelsea with 5 goals this season. Sterling’s clever movement and technical quality make him a nightmare matchup operating underneath Jackson. He excels at finding pockets of space to operate in the final third. Given room to turn and carry the ball, Sterling has the pace and control to drive directly at defenders. His linkup play with Chelsea’s wingers could exploit any issues with Manchester United’s positioning across the back four.

Manchester United vs. Chelsea Against the Spread

Manchester United has gone 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 games, struggling to cover in recent matches. However, the team is a more impressive 3-2 against the spread in away fixtures this season. With Chelsea looking vulnerable defensively and in goal, Manchester United’s plethora of attacking talent should be able to exploit gaps and keep this game competitive.

Chelsea is an even 3-2 against the spread in its last 5 contests, showing consistency in covering numbers. On the road this season, the team is 3-3 against the spread. Chelsea’s young offense, powered by forwards Nicolas Jackson and Raheem Sterling, has the pace and firepower to hang with Manchester United in a back-and-forth affair.

Manchester United vs. Chelsea Free Pick

Based on the odds, trends, and team stats, the picks are as follows:

Moneyline: Chelsea +142

Chelsea’s overall performance, especially in attacking, seems more consistent, giving them a slight edge in what promises to be a close match.

Spread: Chelsea -0.25 (+109) 

Given Manchester United’s struggles against the spread and Chelsea’s comparative steadiness, betting on Chelsea to cover seems a wise choice.

Total: 2.75 over (+102)

Both teams have shown they can score, and given the defensive vulnerabilities on both sides, expecting a high-scoring game is reasonable.

Predicted Score: Chelsea2 , Manchester United 1

While all bets carry inherent risks, the most reliable pick seems to be Chelsea on the Moneyline. With the dynamics of both teams, live betting in Canada could offer exciting opportunities as the game unfolds, allowing bettors to make informed decisions based on the match’s progression. Enjoy the game and best of luck with your wager!