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In-form United have Bridge edge

In-form United have Bridge edge


An in-form Manchester United side get an opportunity to avenge a Wembley final defeat last season when they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fifth round.

The recent record between the two sides at the Bridge suggests that the hosts should have the edge on Monday evening, with the Blues unbeaten in the last nine meetings of the teams at their home – winning seven and drawing two.

Man Utd to qualify @ 27/20

However, surely there has never been a better time for United to end that wait for a Bridge victory, with the Red Devils unbeaten in 11 domestic outings since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge just before Christmas.

Goals have also been flowing for the men from Manchester, who have not failed to score in a domestic fixture since a goalless draw with Crystal Palace in late November.

Chelsea shipped six at Manchester City on their last Premier League outing, but they are unlikely to be so easily picked apart come Monday.

United to win by one goal @ 7/2

With goals seeming likely to be hard to come by – a single goal has settled four of those last nine Bridge clashes – then the visitors to edge it rather than stroll it would seem to be a sensible option.

A 1-0 victory for United at 35/4 is definitely something of a long shot, so 19/4 for the Red Devils to win to zero at 19/4 might be a more appealing option.

Paul Pogba to score at any time @ 13/5

United will be shorn of some attacking options with both Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial set to miss out due to injury, but a recently rejuvenated Paul Pogba will be eager to make amends for having got himself sent off in the 2-0 midweek Champions League loss at home to Paris Saint-Germain.

The French midfield ace has scored eight times in his last ten games, taking his tally for the season to an already impressive 13 in all competitions.

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Adrian Mills Adrian has enjoyed a journalistic career spanning over three decades, with cricket his specialised topic. He also has a wealth of knowledge on football, golf and tennis and has the stats to back up his betting advice.


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