Annie Adkins  |  Sun 10th Feb   | Soccer

Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview

This might be a decisive match for the Citizens in their pursuit of another Premiership title. If they win against Chelsea, we might say that their chances are equal to Liverpool’s. If not, then it would be hard to catch up with the Reds. On the other side, Chelsea has no room for mistake, because of their Champions League ambitions. The Blues are in the middle of a huge fight for the fourth place which involves Arsenal and Manchester United besides the, and they can’t allow missing the most prominent competition in Europe once again.

Manchester City Preview

All the Sky-Blues needed, was a wake-up call. Luckily for them, theirs wasn’t that painful. After the match against Newcastle, Liverpool didn’t manage to increase the lead in the standings properly, and the Reds made a few slips afterward, boosting the morale of Guardiola’s machinery which now looks unbeatable. Apart from that loss at Saint James Park, the Citizens have 9 wins in the previous 10 encounters, seven of them without a goal allowed. Their total goal-difference during that span is 36-4. The last five at home are even more terrifying, 27-1. There isn’t anything more to be said about their efficiency, as we believe that you got the whole picture.

Chelsea Preview

The Blues are very unstable. They play two fantastic games and manage to disappoint in the third one. They spilled a lot of points throughout the season against much weaker clubs, but the toughest defeat for them was against Arsenal, which allowed the Gunners to cut the deficit in the standings between them. After humiliation in Bournemouth, the Blues fell out of the Champions League zone for the first time this year, which is why they need to be 100% focused on this event. There is no more room for them to make mistakes. What frightens their fans, is the fact that they lost previous three road games without a single goal scored and seven allowed.

Manchester City vs Chelsea Head to Head

In 161 matches recorded between these two sides, Chelsea has a better overall record. The Blues won 67 times, 39 games ended with a draw, while Citizens collected 55 victories. Chelsea was the first team this season to inflict a loss to Man City in the domestic championship, 2-0 at Stamford. Last five at Etihad saw three wins of the hosts, one draw, and one triumph of Chelsea.

Manchester City vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting Tips

One thing is sure. We are going to see at least three goals in this encounter. It is simply not realistic for this game to be a low-scoring one. With the current form of the Citizens and a tough position of the Blues, goals are guaranteed at Etihad. For a bit braver punters, who love to be risky, over 1.5 HT is something worth trying. As for the winner of the event, our choice is Manchester City. Everything points towards that. Their excellent run over the recent weeks, Chelsea’s struggle on the road. So don’t overthink, just place your bet on them.

Annie Adkins