Man City v Chelsea Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 10/02/19

Man City v Chelsea Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews Manchester City Vs Chelsea and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s 16:00pm kick off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

  • 2019 Profit & Loss: -1.81pts

Manchester City v Chelsea Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 10/02/19
  • Time: 16:00
  • Venue: Etihad
  • Channel: Sky Sports Main Event

Both sides come into this with their respective European campaigns resuming in midweek and Manchester City have moved back to being the bookies favourites to lift the Premier League title at 4/5 with the result at Everton.

City are top on goal difference, but have played a game more than Liverpool. If Chelsea can get a result at the Etihad, which Chelsea could well do, if history repeats itself from their last meeting in December.

Team News

Pep Guardiola is again without Claudio Bravo and Vincent Kompany for the welcome of Chelsea.

Benjamin Mendy is a doubt with a ongoing knee complaint, though Guardiola will hope to have him fit to at least make the squad here.

The City boss should bring Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling into the XI that started the midweek 2-0 win at Everton, with Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva the players to drop out.

Maurizio Sarri has no injury issues ahead of Chelsea’s visit to defending champions Manchester City.

The Italian could bring Antonio Rudiger back into the side at the expense of Andreas Christensen, it what would be his only change from the XI that started the 5-0 win over Huddersfield.

Potential Manchester City Starting XI: Ederson, Laporte, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Sane, Aguero and Sterling

Potential Chelsea Starting XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpillcueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Willian, Higuain and Hazard

Head To Head

  • Man City 3-0-3 (Last six)

Key Stats & Facts

  • Man City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 14 home matches (Premier League).
  • Man City have won 13 of their last 14 home matches (Premier League).
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man City’s last 9 home games (Premier League).
  • Man City have been winning at both half time and full time in 9 of their last 11 home matches (Premier League).

Betting Odds

  • Manchester City – 53/100 Marathonbet
  • Draw – 18/5 BetVictor
  • Chelsea – 6/1 BetVictor

The Verdict

The game suggests that odds compilers have the goal line at three. They are around 8/13 for three or more and 8/15 for fewer than four.

The last four meetings between the pair spanning back to September 2017 have all been won to nil and have seen fewer than three goals and is 5/4 with BetVictor for one or neither team scoring.

City were dominant against Arsenal last weekend, which did not reflect the scoreline, and had the added advantage of playing Everton in midweek, which ended in victory, so could make them a little sharper.

Manchester City at home have netted at least two in all thirteen at home, with nine encounters seeing three or more. Interestingly, City have conceded just eleven at home and just on one occasion conceded more than one. Four of the games have been won to nil with seven of the last eight being won and both teams scoring.

Chelsea have not netted in the two leagues away games on the road this term, but have failed to score on just three occasions in the last twelve. With City 2/1 to win the game and both sides scoring could be a touch of value compared to the best overall price of the match result and both scoring would indicate around a 17/10 shot.

There is no denying City are nearly untouchable on home turf, but their defence is generally tested and Chelsea have the pedigree to put up a fight. If City want to win the league they must win all of the next twelve games and hope Liverpool slip up in their remaining games. On goal difference at the rate City are going will edge the title in the event of a tie on points and think City can win this by more than one.

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