The Premier League is back in action this week with a new round of games, and on Thursday Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team and Chelsea square off at Stamford Bridge in a crucial match.
Chelsea is currently in ninth place in the Premier League standings despite struggling to live up to expectations so far this year. The Blues will need to step it up this week after being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by Nottingham Forest in their previous match.
On the other hand, Manchester City has stumbled in recent weeks and is currently in second place in the league table.
The reigning champions were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by Everton in their previous game and have a point to prove in this fixture.
In the 172 games played between the two teams, Chelsea has an excellent record and has won 71 of them, compared to 62 for Manchester City.
Chelsea have lost their last two Premier League home games against Manchester City and have lost more consecutive home league games only against Blackburn Rovers and Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Manchester City did the Premier League double over Chelsea last season – the last time they beat the Blues in three consecutive league games was in 2010!
Manchester City needs to use the right strategy in this match because their performance in the Premier League has been rather lacklustre since the league’s restart. Erling Haaland will try to increase his growing goal total this week as he is on track to break several records this year!
1×2 Betting Odds
Even though Chelsea can be formidable on occasion, they haven’t quite found their footing under Graham Potter. Manchester City is currently the superior team and should be able to prevail in this match!
And the betting market agrees!
Chelsea have not been in their best form in recent times and that has translated into their market odds! Despite playing at Stamford, Chelsea are the underdogs in this with odds @ 5.65.
There is hardly any match that Man City arrive at where they are not the favourites, and this one is no different!
The odds of Pep and Co to cut the gap between them and Arsenal stands @ 1.70.
The odds that this context in London will end in a draw stands @ 4.37.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.86.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.15.
It has become a common notion that there will be goals scored if Man City are in it!
With the attacking talent that the away side has in their ranks, expect a few goals in this one as the market predicts!