Manchester City vs Chelsea: prediction for the English Premier League match
Manchester City and Chelsea lock horns in the Premier League on Saturday, January 15. We made predictions for the this match, which you can find in the article below.
This season, Manchester City have enjoyed success both in Europe and in the domestic league. They finished on top of their group in the Champions League, thus advancing to the knockouts, and went on a winter break as the leaders of the Premier League.
The Sky-Blues have secured a comfortable 10-points advantage against their closest pursuers, Chelsea. The hosts won all of their Premier League matches after a defeat to Crystal Palace on October 30. In the last rounds of games, Pep Guardiola's men beat Brentford (1:0) and Arsenal (2:1). The City team can boast the best attack in the league having scored 53 goals.
City failed their League Cup campaign, but got off to a good start in the FA Cup: last week, they crushed Swindon Town (4:1) and progressed to the fourth round of the competition.
The hosts will be without Delap, Mendy, and Stones, who are injured, and also Zinchenko and Foden, who are still in covid protocol.
Chelseahave reached the final of the League Cup by beating Tottenham in both legs of the semifinal match (3:0 on aggregate). The Londoners also cruised to victory over Chesterfield (5:1) in their first FA Cup fixture.
In the Premier League, the Blues are currently 2nd in the log with 43 points from 12 victories and seven draws, 10 points behind their hosts. In the last five rounds of the Premier League games, Thomas Tuchel's charges defeated Aston Villa (3:1) and tied with Everton (1:1), Wolverhampton (0:0), Brighton (1:1) and Liverpool (2:2).
The Blues have the second-best defense in the league, having conceded under a goal per game on average.
Tuchel's side will be without Chalobah, Chillwell, James, Mendy, and Christensen.
This bet won in 2 of the last 4 games of the visitors.
In 3 of the last 4 head-to-head games, goals were scored in both halves.
Only 1 of the last 10 head-to-head games was tied.
Penalties were not given in 3 of the last 5 games of the visitors.
This is a chance for Chelsea to keep the intrigue alive. The Blues lost too many points in the last rounds, and today they have no room for error. We are predicting a tough game on a collision course and a large number of attacks and scoring chances for both sides.
Our prediction - both to score
Draws are extremely rare in head-to-head games between these two giants, so bookmakers give good odds for this outcome. We don't think that Chelsea are weaker than Man City and believe that no one will be able to get the upper hand today.
Second wager - draw