Chelsea have the opportunity to get back into the Premier League title race on Saturday at lunchtime. The Blues visit Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium seeking a win to pull within seven points of the Premier League leaders.
Manchester City sit 10 points ahead of second-place Chelsea ahead of the match. A win or draw for Manchester City would kill Chelsea’s chances of winning the Premier League title. A win for Chelsea would put pressure on Manchester City. The Cityzens must still face off with Liverpool, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur following the Chelsea game.
Chelsea are coming off of a Wednesday night Carabao Cup semifinal second leg win against Tottenham Hotspur. The Blues claimed a 1-0 win versus Spurs to punch their ticket against either Arsenal or Liverpool in the Carabao Cup Final.
Manchester City are on an 11-match winning streak in the Premier League. Chelsea are undefeated in six straight Premier League games. Thomas Tuchel’s team hasn’t lost in any competition since December 4. Can Chelsea get back into the Premier League title race?
Manchester City vs Chelsea Betting Odds
Manchester City were perfect across their last six matches in the Premier League. The Cityzens posted 18 points from the last 18 points possible. They outscored their last six opponents 21-4. Chelsea took 10 points from the last 18 points available in the Premier League. The Blues outscored their last six opponents 10-7. Chelsea’s last 11 matches in all competitions finished without a defeat.
Manchester City are at the best betting odds of 7/10 to win at home versus Chelsea. Chelsea went to the Etihad Stadium and claimed a win under Tuchel last season 2-1. The Blues were down 1-0 at halftime before making a late comeback to win at the death. Chelsea followed it up with a Champions League Final win.
Chelsea are at the best betting odds of 17/4 to claim a win versus Manchester City. Prior to the teams’ previous match this season at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were on a three-game undefeated streak versus Manchester City.
Manchester City’s head-to-head record against Chelsea over the last 10 matches in all competitions isn’t great. The Cityzens posted a record of 4W-1D-5L against Chelsea. Six of the last 10 matches between these teams finished with both teams not scoring goals.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Team News
Pep Guardiola will be without Riyad Mahrez as the winger is at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Oleksandr Zinchenko and Phil Foden have recently missed action due to positive COVID-19 tests. Neither player may make the squad for the game.
Liam Delap remains sidelined with an ankle injury. Meanwhile, John Stones has a knock that could keep him out of action. Manchester City are coming off of a 4-1 win against Swindon Town in the FA Cup third round. The win was never in doubt for the Cityzens.
Tuchel has four players on the injured list ahead of the match this weekend. Reece James remains ruled out due to a hamstring injury. Defender Trevoh Chalobah has a hamstring injury going into the game. Edouard Mendy is ruled out due to competing at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Defender Ben Chilwell is ruled out due to an injury.
Defender Antonio Rudiger scored in the first half for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup semifinals. Mason Mount leads the Blues in goals with seven in the league.
Manchester City vs Chelsea H2H
Chelsea have a brilliant head-to-head record against Manchester City in all competitions across their last 10 meetings. The Blues posted a record of 5W-1D-4L during that 10-match time span. Six of the last 10 matches between these teams finished with both teams not scoring goals.
Five of the last 10 matches in all competitions finished as wins to nil. Three of those five matches were wins to nil for Chelsea. The designated away team has won the last three games in all competitions between these teams.
Manchester City are on a five-match winning streak in the Premier League. They have outscored opponents 31-6 at the Etihad Stadium. Chelsea have the league’s second-best away points total with 23 points from 30 points possible.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction
Both teams to score: YES @ 79/100 - BET NOW
Despite both teams not scoring in four of the teams’ last 10 matches in all competitions, our betting tips prediction is for both sides to find the back of the net this weekend. Four of Chelsea’s last six matches in all competitions finished with both teams scoring. Manchester City’s last two matches in all competitions finished with both teams scoring. Our betting tips prediction is for Manchester City and Chelsea to both score.
Over 2.5 goals scored @ 5/6 - BET NOW
Five of the last nine games between these teams finished with over 2.5 goals scored. This is Chelsea’s chance to get back into the Premier League title race. Our betting tips prediction is for over 2.5 goals scored between Manchester City and Chelsea. Manchester City’s last two games in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Three of Chelsea’s last six games in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals tallied.
Mason Mount to score anytime @ 17/4 - BET NOW
Twenty-three-year-old Mason Mount leads Chelsea in goals with seven this season. He has five assists as well. At one point, Mount scored a goal in four straight games from December 1 to December 16. Mount hasn’t scored in his last four matches in the Premier League. With Chelsea needing to get a win to get back into the title race, Mount could get onto the scoresheet this weekend versus Manchester City.
Although Manchester City are the league leaders and on a long undefeated streak, our betting tips prediction is for Chelsea to get a positive result on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium. Tuchel’s team is at the best betting odds of 23/20 to win or draw away. Our betting tips prediction is for the Blues to get something out of this game just as they did last term.