Check out our 47/20 Manchester City vs Chelsea prediction below
Manchester City can dish out a major blow to Chelsea’s faltering title challenge when two of the the Premier League’s three best sides meet at the Etihad on Saturday lunchtime.
City can extend their lead second-placed Chelsea to 13 points with a win and that’s exactly what the bookies are expecting, with the hosts priced up at 13/20 with Grosvenor Sport to atone for last season’s 2-1 defeat in this fixture. Chelsea are 4/1 to repeat the feat.
Pep Guardiola’s side have been sensational in the last two months, so much so that their superiority over their opponents this term is averaging a staggering 1.76 xG per game.
City are operating on a different level to their rivals and all the early season talk of a need to replace Sergio Aguero, who missed a penalty in this fixture last season, has been well and truly consigned to the dustbin.
City’s dominance in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge in September should have resulted in a wider margin of victory than the solitary goal scored by Gabriel Jesus, but the Citizens were a class apart in that fixture, limiting Chelsea to just five goal attempts in the entire match, none of which were on target.
Chelsea were particularly difficult to break down in the first quarter of the season but the clean sheets have dried up, indeed they have only kept one in their last nine Premier League matches and Thomas Tuchel’s side have dropped points at the likes of Wolves, Brighton and Everton in that period.
However, Tuchel has a vast array of quality attacking options at his disposal and Chelsea are capable of breaking down any defence in the world on their day; indeed they racked up 15 efforts on goal against Liverpool earlier in the month so although they misfired in the reverse fixture, it would be a stretch to expect a repeat.
Manchester City vs Chelsea prediction
City are in such imperious form that they have to be the bet here, especially as they have had a clear week of preparation, but they looked as open as they have all season at the back against Arsenal and Chelsea will fancy their chances of finding the net in this game.
We can combine City to win and both teams to score (yes), which makes up into a 47/20 wager with Grosvenor Sport, and that looks the safest way to go in what could turn into quite an entertaining encounter.
A point isn’t really enough for Chelsea who are going to have to force the issue and, if that happens, City could pick them off.
Recommended bet: Manchester City to win and Both Teams to Score – 47/20
Manchester City vs Chelsea odds with Grosvenor Sport
Manchester City 13/20
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Manchester City vs Chelsea Head to Head
- 25 Sep, 2021: Chelsea 0-1 City (Premier League)
- 29 May, 2021: City 0-1 Chelsea (Champions League Final)
- 8 May, 2021: City 1-2 Chelsea (Premier League)
- 17 Apr, 2021: 1-0 Manchester City (FA Cup)
- 3 Jan, 2021: 1-3 Manchester City (Premier League)
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