The most expected match of the upcoming Monday will happen in London, where Chelsea will host Manchester United at their home ground within the English Cup. It is a quarterfinal stage. Bookmakers reckon, that the Blues have better chances on success in the forthcoming game and it is hard to argue with the set line on a number of reasons. Firstly, the field factor will be on the Londoners’ side; Secondly, Chelsea have been preparing for the match for a whole week, While Manchester flew to Russia in mid-week to play the Europa League match against Rostov, which, by the way, was not won; and thirdly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Man Utd’s leader and the best goalscorer will not be able to participate in the upcoming game because of a disqualification.
Antonio Conte and his team have a good opportunity to make the double this season, i.e. win the EPL and the English Cup. After 27 played rounds in the championship of England, the Blues have 66 points in the asset, being the best result in the league. Tottenham and Manchester City are falling behind Chelsea by 10 points.
Man Utd have their own motivation for the upcoming game. Mourinho understands, that he will not be able to win 2016-17 EPL season, therefore, he will try to win all other possible tournaments, where his team takes part, namely the English Cup and the Europa League. By the way, Man Utd have already won the League Cup, defeating Southampton in the final.
Low football is very probable in a game of two equal teams. Both Chelsea and Man Utd have strong defensive lines, and the match status itself is very high. Chelsea do not perform bright that often at their home ground, while Man Utd prefer minimal victories in away matches.
Prediction for the match: under 2.5 goals in the match.