Chelsea vs Man City Prediction and Betting Odds: Man City predicted to win 2-1
Manchester City will be looking to avenge their Champions League final defeat when they travel to Chelsea on 25th September in the English Premier League.
Chelsea has been on a roller coaster ride as the Blues are currently topping the Premier League table jointly with Liverpool following their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester City has failed to replicate their last season’s form and played a goalless draw against Southampton.
Chelsea vs Man City Prediction and Odds: Preview
Chelsea’s rampant form in the League is a matter of great concern for Pep Guardiola who is eyeing his fourth Premier League title this season.
City spent most of the available transfer kitty on Jack Grealish who arrived from Aston Villa in the summer. Pep did try to bring in Cristiano Ronaldo but the Portuguese star opted to join their fierce rivals Manchester United.
The Blues brought in Romelu Lukaku and Saul Niguez as Thomas Tuchel wanted to have a prolific striker at his disposal after encountering a poor season with Timo Werner last time.
This clash could very well decide the factor in which way the pendulum would swing when it comes to title contention. Chelsea has already got the better of Arsenal and Spurs and had an entertaining draw against Liverpool.
City is about to start their most tricky period of the season as they are scheduled to visit Chelsea and Liverpool in back to back games. Guardiola is also poised to be reunited with his one time disciple Lionel Messi as Paris Saint-Germain are set to welcome City in the Champions League.
City has failed to replace Sergio Aguero and Pep has tried a number of players with the likes of Ferran Torres and Raheem Sterling in the number nine position. The English champions failed to break the deadlock as a gritty Southampton defence blocked all of their attacks. The Spanish manager said, “When the game isn’t good I feel bad for them [fans]. In the end, they come to see a show and want to enjoy it. That’s why I am in this business. So I feel a bit guilty because we didn’t play well.
“[After the draw] everyone asked me the same but I said nothing wrong after Leipzig. I said we played an incredibly tough game and it will be incredibly tough against Southampton. I never complained about how many supporters come or do not come. I have never done that in my life. Of course, I am grateful – even if 85 or 100 people come, that is fine.”
The reigning English champions were heavily linked with a potential transfer of England captain Harry Kane but the striker remained at Spurs as of now.
Chelsea vs Man City Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Edouard Mendy is likely to be at the helm against Manchester City. Kepa Arrizabalag played in the 3-0 win over Spurs on Sunday. One being asked about Mendy’s absence Tuchel answered, “We tried throughout the week and yesterday in training it was so-so. It comes from the last-minute kick against Zenit in the Champions League. It is very painful and did not feel 100% comfortable going for a full stretch or to land on it. He didn’t feel comfortable at the fight at set-pieces or corners.”
Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta will fill in as the two wing backs while Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva will man the three-line defence.
Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho will pick up the two positions in the midfield.
Mason Mount and Kai Havertz will start just behind Romelu Lukaku who is expected to lead the line against the English champions.
Ederson will be in between the sticks. John Stones and Ruben Dias will have the responsibility to thwart all the Chelsea attacks.
Kyle Walker will be on the right side of the defence while Joao Cancelo will start in the left-back slot.
Fernandindo will act as a defensive shield just in front of the backline.
Illkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva will start in the advanced midfield position.
Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling will start on the both flanks.
City are currently fifth in the Premier League table and Grealish and Sterling will have the onus to lead the side against the Blues.
Ferran Torres will start upfront.
Chelsea vs Man City Prediction and Odds: Match Odds
Chelsea vs Man City Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
Both Chelsea and Manchester City will have their chances to claim the match according to betting odds.
Chelsea vs Man City Prediction and Odds: Why Chelsea can win
- Chelsea have not won a single game in the PL this season.
- Chelsea defence has been pretty rock solid and City attackers could have a tough time against them
- Romelu Lukaku could hurt Manchester City as the player has the knack to score against big teams
- Chelsea are currently on a three match winning streak against City
Chelsea vs Man City Prediction and Odds: Why Manchester City can win
- Manchester City can be very dangerous if they are on song
- The likes of Kevin De Bruyne and ferran Torres can wreck havoc in the Chelsea defensive third.
- Pep Guardiola will be hungrier than ever to take a revenge of their Champions League defeat
- The Odds are also predicting a Manchester City win
Chelsea vs Manchester City Prediction and odds: Sofascore Ratings
Chelsea vs Man City Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
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Given the current form Chelsea will have an edge over Guardiola’s side. Tuchel’s side has shown real mettle in crucial junctures and is buzzing following their Champions League triumph in the last season.
Kai Havertz’s solo goal proved to be the winner as Chelsea lifted their second Champions League crown in the club history.
Manchester City have had their ups and downs this season and have failed to keep up their early momentum. Wins over Norwich City, Arsenal and Leicester City was supposed to be the bedrock of their success but their performance against the Saints has raised serious questions over their championship credentials.
But Guardiola’s tactical awareness of the game cannot be denied he can come back to haunt the European champions. Chelsea’s defence has been their back bone of the campaign and the likes of Grealish, Sterling and Torres could inflict serious damage on their Premier League ambitions.
It remains to be seen who emerges as the winner. Thomas Tuchel’s fluid game play or Pep Guardiola’s attacking nuisance.
Chelsea vs Manchester City is scheduled to be held at the Stamford Bridge on 25th September. The match will kick-off at 12.30 PM.