The English Premier League action continues with a game that all soccer and betting enthusiasts won’t want to miss. Frank Lampard’s Chelsea will play host to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, and both teams are in a must-win situation, at least if they want to remain in the title race.
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports, and sports betting odds for Chelsea vs Manchester City while making some predictions.
Game: Chelsea vs Manchester City
Location: Stamford Bridge, London
Time: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
English Premier League Betting Lines
Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 163
- Chelsea Victories: 66 (224 goals)
- Manchester City Victories: 57 (210 goals)
- Draws: 40
Last season, Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Christian Pulisic, also known as “Captain America”, and William (now plays for Arsenal) scored the goals for Chelsea, while Kevin De Bruyne did it for the “Citizens”.
Prior to that game, Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-1 at Etihad Stadium. Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez scored the goals for Manchester City, while N’Golo Kante did it for Chelsea.
The “Citizens” won three of their last five games against the “Blues”. They haven’t drawn since the 2014-2015 season (1-1), and Chelsea haven’t won two games in a row against Manchester City since the 2016-2017 season.
Chelsea pk+115 | Manchester City pk-135
Why Bet on Chelsea?
After losing against Arsenal (3-1, first Arsenal victory in their last eight games) and drawing against Aston Villa (1-1, fifth place), Chelsea come in a must-win situation, at least if they want to remain in the title race.
Right now, the “Blues” have 26 points thanks to a 7-5-4 record. They have won just one of their last five games (three losses).
Chelsea have scored 31 goals (tied for second-best with Manchester United among the top 10), while they have allowed 18 goals (fourth-best among the top 10). The “Blues” haven’t beat any of the other English Premier League “Big Six”; they already drew against Tottenham and Manchester United, and as we already mentioned, they lost against Arsenal.
Individually, Tammy Abraham is the team’s top scorer with six goals. He’s followed by Timo Werner and Kurt Zouma with four, while Jorginho and Olivier Giroud have three each; proving that Chelsea is a very well-balanced team offensively speaking.
Chelsea have been pretty solid at home with a 4-3-1 record. Their only loss was against Liverpool (Week 2). The “Blues” have a 4-4 record against the spread at home, and a 9-6-1 over/under record, also at home.
Why Bet on Manchester City?
Manchester City didn’t play against Everton (scheduled for last Monday) due to some COVID-19 cases, including Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker and some members of the coaching staff.
Despite having a diminished team, Pep Guardiola has plenty of quality players to face Chelsea. Manchester City also come in a must-win situation in order to keep up with Liverpool, Manchester United, and Leicester City.
Right now, the “Citizens” have 26 points thanks to a 7-5-2 record, but they have played two games less than Chelsea. Manchester City have scored just 21 goals (worst among the top 10), but they have allowed just 12 goals in 14 games (best among the top 10).
As usual, none of Manchester City players are among the English Premier League top scorers, proving that they truly embrace the team concept. Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling are the team’s top scorers with four goals each (Mohamed Salah from Liverpool has 13).
So far, Manchester City have a 1-2-1 record against other members of the English Premier League “Big Six”. They drew against Liverpool and Manchester City, lost against Tottenham, and beat Arsenal.
The “Citizens” have been pretty solid on the road with a 3-1-1 record; their only loss was against Tottenham. Manchester City have an 1-5-1 record against the spread when playing on the road, while they also have a 1-6 over/under record when playing as the visiting side.
Discarded Players and Projected Line-ups
After recent events, Manchester City could be without several players, not just Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker. Eric Garcia is already out due to injury.
Manchester City’s expected lineup is Ederson Moraes, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Rodrigo, Joao Cancelo, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres and Bernardo Silva.
On Chelsea’s side, Hakim Ziyech is the only injured player. The “Blues” expected lineup is Edouard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ben Chilwell, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham, and Kai Havertz.
Both teams have tremendous players on the bench, including Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Timo Werner (Chelsea), and Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea).
Chelsea vs Manchester City Betting Predictions Pick: Draw
Over/Under 3 Goals
Chelsea (7-5-4) | Manchester City (7-5-2)
Just one of the last five games between Chelsea and Manchester City went over three goals, but now, both teams have to attack with everything they have.
Manchester City’s average is 1.5 goals per game, while Chelsea’s average is 1.9 goals per game, and both teams have several strikers that can get the job done.
Manchester City scored six goals in their last two games (all competitions), while Chelsea scored five goals in their last three domestic games.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Betting Predictions Pick: Over 3 goals
Final Score Prediction: Chelsea 2 – Manchester City 2
Chelsea vs Manchester City Props Predictions
At BetUs you can also predict the correct score and the half time-full time winners. Our 2-2 prediction offers a +1100 value, while 1-1 is offering a +575 value.
If you are leaning into a Chelsea’s victory, 2-1 offers a +1000 value, but if you are leaning into a Manchester City’s victory, 2-1 offers a +900 value.
Chelsea winning both, half time and full time, offers a +325 value, while Manchester City winning both offers a +275 value.
Here’s a quick rundown of Chelsea vs Manchester City latest results (English Premier League):
- Chelsea 2 – Manchester City 1 (1-0 at half time)
- Manchester City 2 – Chelsea 1 (2-1 at half time)
- Manchester City 6 – Chelsea 0 (4-0 at half time)
- Chelsea 2 – Manchester City 0 (1-0 at halftime)
- Manchester City 1 – Chelsea 0 (0-0 at half time)
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