Champions Manchester City visit in-form Chelsea on Sunday, in what looks like to be one of the most exciting games of the Premier League season so far. City can return to the top of the league with a victory, but Chelsea will be in a confident mood following their thrilling 1-4 at Tottenham on Monday night. Read on to find out our expert predictions for this huge matchup.
- City have won their last six games against Chelsea.
- Chelsea have won just one home game since April 1st.
- City are the leading scorers in the division.
Our match prediction: Draw 3.80
Champions Man City travel to Stamford Bridge to take on a Chelsea side fresh off a memorable 4-1 win over Spurs on Monday night. Chelsea are showing signs of progress under Mauricio Pochettino and their best displays this season have been against teams near the top of the league. Clearly, Pochettino can get his players to raise their game. It is also worth considering that City have lost their last two Premier League away games, they are yet to find their best form away from the Etihad. Given those factors, we think odds of 3.80 on the draw look like excellent value.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Total Goals Tip
This game features a huge array of attacking talent. Obviously, Erling Haaland will be the focus of City’s attack, but the likes of Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden will also be on show. That’s why we’re predicting at least four goals at odds of 3.00.
Our Total Goals Tip: Over 3.5 goals
|Over 3.5 goals||2.90||3.00||2.95|
Chelsea vs Manchester City BTTS tip
City are top scorers in the Premier League, averaging almost three goals per game. Chelsea are nowhere near as prolific, but they have scored at least twice against each of Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal this season. In other words, they know how to get it done against the big teams.
Our BTTS tip: Both teams to score
|BTTS – Yes||1.75||1.70||1.65|
Chelsea vs Manchester City Half Time/Full Time tip
So far this campaign, City have scored the most goals in the first half of games. However, in the second half of games they only have the fifth best record, suggesting that their performances fall away slightly after half time.
Our Half Time/Full Time tip: Man City/Draw
Chelsea vs Manchester City First Goalscorer Tip
Whilst Haaland is clearly the big threat, we like the look of Rodri for the first goalscorer. The Spaniard has found the net three times this season already. He’s also a man for the big occasion, as witnessed by his winner in last year’s Champions League final.
Our First Goalscorer Tip: Rodri
Chelsea vs Manchester City Correct Score Tip
12.00 is a fantastic price for a draw between two top sides full of attacking talent. If you fancy something at longer odds, then the 23.00 on 3-3 draw is also worth consideration.
Our Correct Score Tip: 2-2