Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Manchester City vs Chelsea in Premier League.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Match Preview
Manchester City look like a steaming train that is difficult to stop. Pep Guardiola’s side has already annexed one title this year and look all set to win the Premier League title as well. Up next is Chelsea and this Manchester City vs Chelsea fixture will be played at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, March 4, so check out our Manchester City vs Chelsea prediction and betting tips.
Pep’s side started the season with an unprecedented quadruple in their sights. A shocking loss to Wigan Athletic in the F.A. Cup, however, has put paid to those hopes. But, they are going strong in both the Premier League and the Champions League. Ahead of the Manchester City vs Chelsea fixture, the hosts have 75 points from 28 games (W24, D3, L1). That they start a whopping 16 points ahead of nearest competitors Manchester United speaks volume of their dominance. In their home matches as well, City have been extremely dominant, dropping just two points in their season so far. What’s more, they have netted at least twice in each game and with one more game, they can equal the record held by Liverpool.
That could be the order of the day as defending Champions Chelsea are scrambling for form ahead of this Manchester City vs Chelsea fixture. The Blues start this fixture out of the top four in fifth with 53 points from 28 games (W16, D5, L7). They have lost three of their last four league matches and remain two points adrift of the top four. The questions around the future of manager Antonio Conte haven’t helped either, as Chelsea right now are looking like a team lost in translation! They, however, would like to source some energy from the result of this fixture last season. The 3-1 win for Chelsea was a statement from the Blues last season, but the fact that they haven’t won back-to-back league matches at the Etihad since 2008 puts their chances into perspective!
Manchester City vs Chelsea H2H
City do not have a strong home record against Chelsea and have won just one of their last four home league games against the Blues (D1, L2).
Manchester City vs Chelsea Team News
Fabian Delph is suspended for the hosts while Fernandinho remains an injury doubt. Kyle Walker is also a doubt, but should start.
For the visitors, David Luiz, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Ross Barkley remain the injury concerns ahead of this game.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Probable Line-ups
Manchester City: Ederson (GK), Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Danilo, Bruyne, Gundogan, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane.
Chelsea: Courtois (GK), Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Willian, Hazard, Morata.
Manchester City vs Chelsea betting tip
It will take a strong-hearted to go against City winning this game, especially considering the drive that Pep has brought to the side. The strangle hold of City on the Premier League title is pretty evident, but that doesn’t mean they will treat this game lightly. Expect the hosts to continue their red-hot winning streak. If you are looking for a specific goal scorer, look at backing Leroy Sane getting on the goal sheet.