Man United vs ChelseaFA Cup, KO: 18:00 Jul 19, 2020, Wembley
Both respective sides are fiercely competing for Champions League qualification and just one point separates the two sides ahead of this mouthwatering Wembley semi-final.
Frank Lampard's young side failed to convince when labouring to a 1-0 win over relegated Norwich at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night but the Blues are now firmly in the driving seat to return to Europe's top-table next term.
Having said that, the capital club have been caught cold by the likes of Sheffield United and West Ham in recent weeks and such defensive frailty does not bode well ahead of a bout with free-scoring Man United.
The Red Devils have been rampant since the restart and their upturn in fortunes sees them in the midst of a 19 match unbeaten run across all competitions.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will come into this capital clash off the back of a hard-fought 2-0 win away at Crystal Palace on Thursday night.
Man United are aiming to make it four wins on the spin against Chelsea and that outcome is trading 11/8 with Bet 365.
Chelsea have successfully negotiated eight of their last nine FA Cup ties and the Blues can be backed at a best 21/10 with SportingBet to book a place in next month's final.
An all-square affair – an outcome that would set up extra-time and potential penalty-kicks – pays 12/5 with William Hill.
I spoke about this semi-final on this week's edition of the Gambla Betting Podcast with the view to backing Man United to continue their red-hot form in front of goal.
United's midweek success at Selhurst Park now means that the Red Devils have made the net bulge on two or more occasions in each of their last six top-flight tussles.
Solskjaer's side have notched 19 goals across their seven league games since the resumption and collectively their front three of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have racked up an eye-catching 60 strikes between them this season to date.
With that in mind coupled with the fact that Chelsea have kept just one clean sheet away from Stamford Bridge this season, two or more United goals makes appeal at 5/4 with Bet 365.
Taking this approach would have banked profit in each of the previous three meetings this season and it's also worth noting that the likes of Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and West Ham have notched two or more goals when coming up against the Blues brittle backline in recent weeks.
I'm also going to delve into the card markets for this Wembley clash given the recent history of this fixture coupled with the fact that card-happy Mike Dean will be the man in the middle.
Referee Dean is averaging 4.42 cards per-game in the Premier League this season and the previous three meetings between these two heavyweights this term have produced 18 cards – an average card count of six per-game.
With that in mind, not to mention the array of attacking talent that will be on display, value could lie with the 5/6 on offer with Bet 365 for each team to collect over one card – a combination that has clicked in each of the last six showdowns between Chelsea and United.
This FA Cup match between Man United and Chelsea will be played on Jul 19, 2020 and kick off at 18:00. Check below for our tipsters best Man United vs Chelsea prediction.