Guardiola’s Manchester City is unstoppable
Buoyed by a thrilling 3-0 win over Everton, Manchester City will look to clinch their ninth Premier League trophy when they face Chelsea on Sunday. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and Premier League live betting odds in the English top-flight league.
Man City: Amazing run of form
Manchester City could well kick off against Chelsea on Sunday as Premier League champions. Should Arsenal lose to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, Pep Guardiola’s troops would already have sealed a fifth title in six years as the champions close in on a famous treble.
Having qualified for the Champions League final and with an FA Cup final to come, City will soon tick off the first of what they hope will be three trophies over the next few weeks. The Citizens go into this game full of confidence after their 4-0 victory over Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semifinals. In the league, Pep Guardiola’s men are four points clear of Arsenal and have one game in hand.
Given the form Man City is in at the moment, they will be trusted to beat Chelsea regardless of the outcome of the Nottingham versus Arsenal game so we will continue to include them in our Premier League picks and parlays.
Pep Guardiola is expected to make wholesale changes to the starting lineup. World Cup winner Julian Alvarez, Riyad Mahrez, and Phil Foden are among the players expected to benefit from the shake-up. Nathan Ake, who has now missed City’s last three games with a hamstring injury, is a doubt for Sunday’s game, but otherwise, the hosts are in great shape. Manchester City is chasing history and doesn’t look like stopping this season they can wrap the trophy up with a comprehensive win against the Blues.
Chelsea: Waiting for the season to end
The Blues may have sealed the deal on Mauricio Pochettino but, for now, Frank Lampard remains in charge and the club legend has hardly impressed the critics in his second spell at the helm of the club. While the interim manager has talked about playing for pride, it’s difficult to see much in the way of it at the moment.
Chelsea doesn’t have much to look forward to in the season except for playing for their fans. The Blues can’t make it to Europe anymore and as remarkable as it feels to say, are safe from relegation. After a win and a draw in their last two games, at least their losing streak has stopped. However, Etihad has never been a happy hunting ground for elite versions of Chelsea, let alone in this sorry state so if you’re betting online you should fade them here.
Mateo Kovacic had to be substituted before the half-time whistle in last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest, so the Croatian midfielder will probably miss this clash. He is joined on the visitors’ injured list by Reece James, Marc Cucurella, N’Golo Kante, Armando Broja, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Mason Mount.
Man City vs Chelsea Head-to-Head
Although the recent encounters between these two teams have been very close, City just can’t stop scoring goals at the moment. Pep’s side has scored an average of 3 goals per game in their last eight league games. The Citizens are just a win away from a third successive Premier League title. The hosts extended their unbeaten streak to 23 games and made it an incredible 16 home wins on the spin, a run which started with a 4-0 demolition of Chelsea in the FA Cup in January. On top of that, they scored at least three goals in 13 of those 16 home victories. Chelsea has conceded 14 goals in their last seven competitive games. City won each of their previous five mutual encounters against Chelsea keeping five clean sheets in the process.
Man City vs Chelsea Match Information
- Match: Man City (27-4-4) vs Chelsea (11-10-14)
- Day/Time: Sunday, May 21st, 11:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
- Man City vs Chelsea Live stream: fubo.tv
Man City vs Chelsea Betting Lines
Man City vs Chelsea Picks and Prediction
The Citizens enter this clash as favorites being priced at -390 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Premier League odds while the goal line is set at three.
Manchester City will be presented with the Premier League trophy this Sunday if they wrap up the title as expected against Chelsea. It’s a game every three or four days so there’s not a lot of time to recover so they have to try to make the most out of it. Chelsea has nothing to play for and we don’t expect them to pull off the upset on Sunday. Pep Guardiola might rotate his squad but we still expect them to beat Chelsea. We also expect a high-scoring affair so for better odds we will combine the moneyline with the goals market.
Man City is listed at -390 in our Vegas Premier League lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Man City, you have a chance to win $26. Chelsea is+1000, offering a chance to win $1000 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Man City a 79.59% chance to win, with Chelsea FC at 79.59%.
Man City vs Chelsea Match Detail