Chelsea at Manchester United - 7/19/20 English FA Cup Soccer Picks and Prediction
Chelsea at Manchester United
English FA Cup: Sunday, July 19th, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST (Wembley Stadium)
The Line: Man U +135/ Chelsea +195/ Man U +230 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Manchester United faces Chelsea on Sunday, July 19th at Wembley Stadium for the English FA Cup semifinal match.
Manchester United have been fantastic, what more can be said? Manchester United is unbeaten in its last 19 matches, an incredible feat in itself. Manchester United would love to add an English FA Cup championship to their season resume, but it will not be an easy semifinal match against this Chelsea team. Manchester United is coming off a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in their last match. Manchester United will only have two days of full rest before this semifinal, while Chelsea will be given four full days. Those two days of extra rest could matter more than what you would think, as all the teams in the Premier League have played a grueling schedule for the past month now. Manchester United has to play its game, limit scoring opportunities, and cash in on counter-attacks. If Manchester United does this, the team should find itself in the championship.
I do not think it is unfair to say that Chelsea struggled a bit when the team played Norwich City on July 14th. This was a match against a Norwich City team that had already been relegated, therefore Norwich City was not playing for much at all. Chelsea, on the other hand, was playing for a top-three finish in the Premier League standings. Olivier Giroud was the only goal scorer for either team in the Chelsea 1-0 victory, as he scored in the closing minutes of the first half. Chelsea had a few good scoring opportunities in the second half, but the club was not able to find the back of the net on any of them. Christian Pulisic was visibly a bit frustrated with his performance in the match, as he will look to bounce-back where it counts in the FA Cup.
The last time Manchester United and Chelsea met was on February 17th, in which Manchester United won by the final score of 2-0.
This is going to be a really fun match to watch from the starting whistle, as both teams are going all-in for this one. I am going to take Manchester United on the money-line, as Chelsea has not been at its best as of late. A weak performance against Norwich City and a 3-0 loss to Sheffield United are what is keeping me away from Chelsea in this one.