Chelsea v Man City betting tips and predictions for Saturday’s live TV Premier League match on Sky Sports with the best free football tips.
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The top two in the Premier league meet head to head in Saturday’s teatime kick off at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea and Man City both suffered humiliating FA Cup defeats last weekend to lower league opposition and will be looking to bounce back with a win to restore confidence.
Chelsea unsurprisingly opted to field a full strength side in their Capital One Cup Semi-Final against Liverpool on Tuesday, managing to scrape through in extra time. This will have restored some confidence after their embarrassing 4-2 defeat to lowly Bradford in the FA Cup, but the extra game has given Man City more time to prepare for this massive top flight fixture.
Chelsea also picked up injuries to three key players during the victory over Liverpool; Fabregas, Ivanovic and Felipe Luis are all doubts for the clash with Man City. Furthermore, the FA have charged Diego Costa for his stamping antics in the same match, and if found guilty, will almost certainly miss the visit of The Citizens.
Man City, after suffering back-to-back defeats to Arsenal and Middlesbrough, need to go for the win and with three days extra to prepare, and looking at Chelsea’s injury list, they may just have the edge needed to turn over the Blues on their home patch meaning you could win £90 from the Ladbrokes Chelsea v Man City price boost.
Very small things can determine the results of matches as close as this and I think the balance, at this point in time, is in Man City’s favour. Injuries and suspension to key players would mean a depleted Chelsea side facing an almost full strength Man City side. However, Jose Mourinho knows how to win football matches when his back is against the wall; he has proved this time and time again and it is very hard to write off Chelsea in such a big match.
Man City’s need for a win is paramount given Chelsea’s five point lead in the title race and, by gaining all three points, they would put significant pressure on Chelsea. Chelsea will be forced to line up without their talisman Diego Costa, which will alter the mood around Stamford Bridge; especially given that Man City’s main man Sergio Aguero is back from injury, back to fitness, and ready to lead the line once more for The Citizens.
Jose Mourinho will know the importance of not losing this match and not giving impetus away to their closest challengers for the title. Despite being at home, given their absentees, I expect Chelsea to play a conservative match and contain City whilst looking to be swift and clinical on the break, utilising Eden Hazard’s pace and trickery in attack.
The last meeting between these two sides ended 1-1 and I expect both teams to cancel each other out in this match too. Therefore the first of our Chelsea v Man City betting tips is for a draw. Odds of 11/4 can be found with William Hill.
Given the goal scoring prowess in both sides and Sergio Aguero’s return to the City line up, I also expect both teams to score. Chelsea have not failed to score all season at home and Man City have not failed to score away from home since September against Bayern Munich. Odds of 3/4 can be found with Ladbrokes and makes up our second football betting tip.
The tricky Argentinian has been City’s shining light this season and I expect him to return to scoring ways after his return from injury. Odds of 7/4 for Aguero to score anytime are with Bet365 and makes up the last Chelsea v Man City betting tips for Saturday evening.
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