Manchester City vs Chelsea prediction comes before round 13 of the English Premier League. This game will be played on Saturday, November 23rd, at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. In this match preview, we bring you the best betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these sides.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Before the start of the 2019-20 season of the Premier League, Manchester City was the team pinpointed by the bookies as the biggest title favorite. But, after 12 rounds, they’re at the fourth spot. With 25 points they’re trailing behind the table leaders Liverpool by 9 points. They also have 1 point fewer than both Leicester City and Chelsea, the team that’s coming to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.
Two weekends ago, Man City lost to Liverpool by 3:1, which created a big point gap between the two. And considering how Liverpool are playing this season, Manchester City are going to have a seriously difficult job in trying to catch up with them. And that job can turn into a mission impossible if they lose the game to Chelsea this weekend.
The good news for Man City is that they had an international break to help them recuperate from the Liverpool defeat. They had plenty of time to come up with the right strategy for beating Chelsea. Not only is this clash important for points, but it’s also important for team morale. Hammering Chelsea would definitely bring their mojo back.
But, do they have what it takes to beat Chelsea? Yes, they do. Even though Chelsea have been playing very well this season, the player quality is on the side of the Sky Blues from Manchester. The thing is that although extremely talented, Chelsea’s in-form players just aren’t as experienced as those playing for Man City. We’re talking about guys like Mount, Tomori, Abraham, and even Pulisic, all of whom have been brilliant so far.
Another advantage of Manchester City is that they’re playing at their own turf. This is the place where they have always been strong. And if it weren’t for the unexpected defeat to Wolves in October, their home stats would’ve been even more impressive.
What’s got to worry about them is that the Blues have been really great on the road. They’ve won 5 away matches this season while losing only one. And they have scored the most away goals of all Premier League teams. With 18 goals in 6 away matches, they definitely seem capable of scoring at the Etihad.
But, that’s something they haven’t done since 2016. Actually, their last visit to the Etihad was a disaster. In February 2019, Man City hammered them 6:0. Is something similar going to happen once again? Probably not, although the home team is very likely to win once again.
Our Manchester City vs Chelsea prediction: Manchester City
Manchester City vs Chelsea correct score prediction: 2:1
Manchester City Form and Latest News
The loss to Liverpool in the previous round was their third defeat of the season. The other two were against Wolves and Norwich. And the reason why lost those games was that they had major problems with injuries. They still do have some injury problems at the back, but not as serious as they were before.
Chelsea Form and Latest News
The Blues have been excellent this season, particularly in the attack. It’s all thanks to the style of play that their manager Lampard uses, which allows young players to express themselves. The trouble is that such a style of football might not be effective against a heavyweight like Manchester City.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Predicted Lineups
Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson – Stones, Fernandinho, Walker, Mendy – Gundogan, De Bruyne, David Silva – Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero
Chelsea predicted lineup: Kepa – Tomori, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Alonso – Kante, Kovacic, Mount – Pulisic, Willian, Abraham
Other Manchester City vs Chelsea betting tips:
Over 2.5 goals @1.44