Chelsea vs Manchester City. Prediction for the Premier League match

In the match of the championship of England on January 5, the “pensioners” will test the strength of the “citizens”. What to expect from the duel and what is the best bet, according to our experts?

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Chelsea vs Manchester City


Chelsea take on their most formidable opponent today, and this will be their first game ahead of Sunday's Etihad clash in the FA Cup . In the last match, the Blues lost tournament points against Nottingham Forest (1:1), which left the team in unusual positions. Over 16 games, the Londoners have chalked up seven wins and four draws, which in the end corresponds to 25 points and 10th position in the standings.

After the break for the World Cup in Qatar, the hosts managed to beat Bournemouth (2:0). It is impossible not to note the terribly weak performance in the attack, which differed only 20 times. Graham Potter's men are in their worst position today after 16 fights since the 2015/16 season, when London finished in 10th position. In addition, Potter has won just one of the last eight face-to-face confrontations against Pep Guardiola , which will only add to the desire to rehabilitate Chelsea.

Mendy, Loftus Cheek, Chilwell, Kante, James, Fofana and Broja, who has a knee injury, will not be able to help the team today.

Manchester City

The Citizens also scored a shocking 1-1 draw against Everton in their previous match. This result was very disappointing to Guardiola, who said that the "toffees" played "beyond praise." This result has already led to a seven-point lead, with only Liverpool failing to win the title in 2018/19 after a seven-point lead on New Year's Eve.

However, it was Pep Guardiola 's City team that made that comeback in 2018/19, which he will be sure to remind his players of ahead of this trip - a trip they need to approach with confidence after only being defeated once. last 25 away Premier League games. For 16 rounds, the guests have 11 victories and three peaceful outcomes, which correspond to 36 points and the second position in the standings. Traditionally, the line of attack looks powerful, which differed 44 times. December 28 " heavenly " on the road easily defeated "Leeds" (3:1).

Alvarez, Laporte, Mendy and Diaz, who has a hip injury, will not be able to enter the field today.

Chelsea vs Manchester City

Chelsea vs Manchester City facts

  • Goals in both halves - yes - in 3 of the last 5 head-to-head matches, goals were scored in both halves;
  • Exact score 2:1 - representatives of the capital won in 2 of the last 5 face-to-face matches;
  • Yellow cards: total over 3 - this bet was held in 2 of the last 4 face-to-face matches;
  • Corners: total under 9.5 - this betting option was held in 2 of the last 4 face-to-face matches.

Game Totals Prediction

In this duel, we are waiting for the traditional head-to-head scenario from the opponents. Both clubs will play as actively as possible in attack, which in the end can bring an abundance of scoring chances. We believe that the class and experience of the players will allow the teams to please not only with the chances created, but also with the goals scored, which we will play the main bet on.

Our prediction is the total over 3 goals and we bet on it using the line Mostbet with a coefficient of 2.28.

Most likely, there will be no draw in this game. We believe that the match will please with an abundance of attacks, while Chelsea , with the support of the stands, will be stronger, because we know that the Blues are able to gather for an important duel, which we are waiting for today.

Second bet - Chelsea win for 5.56.

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