Chelsea vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Chelsea vs Manchester City prediction: Chelsea 1-2 Manchester City

Premier League leaders Manchester City will be overwhelming favourites for this one, especially considering Chelsea’s recent form.

That said, Chelsea’s unbeaten record at Stamford Bridge is still intact and they will be desperate to maintain it.

Manchester City have scored exactly half as many goals away from home than they have at the Etihad. Remarkably, however, they have only conceded two goals on the road all season.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Who will win?

City are 10/11 favourites while Chelsea are 3/1 to win on Saturday. The draw is priced at 3/1.

Pep Guardiola’s side have only kept one clean sheet in their last five matches in all competitions. Both teams to score is Man City to win with both teams to score is 12/5.

Raheem Sterling has been City’s key player this season. The winger is 6/1 to open the scoring and 7/4 to score anytime.

Pep Guardiola watches Man City lose to Lyon

Pep Guardiola during the Group F match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester City and Olympique Lyonnais at Etihad Stadium on September 19, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Premier League match preview

Unbeaten Manchester City travel to the capital to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

City maintained their two point advantage over Liverpool in midweek with a 2-1 away win at Watford. Riyad Mahrez scored one and assisted Leroy Sane as a rotated City side claimed another three points.

Chelsea suffered a shock 2-1 defeat away at Wolves. The Blues took the lead in the first half after Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s goal deflected in. Wolves hit back with a quick-fire double in the second half to stun the visitors.

Chelsea have won just one of their last four matches in the Premier League, which has seen the drop down to fourth in the table. Defeat on Saturday would likely see the Blues be leapfrogged by London rivals Arsenal.

Manchester City did the double over Chelsea last season, winning 1-0 on both occasions. Kevin de Bruyne scored the winner at Stamford Bridge last September.

The two sides have faced each other 42 times in the competition. Chelsea have 24 wins to City’s 11.

Raheem Sterling

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Chelsea team news vs Manchester City

Sarri named a heavily-rotated starting eleven last time out. The likes of Cesc Fabregas, Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek could all make way, while Mateo Kovacic is expected to come back into the Chelsea midfield.

Olivier Giroud should start up front for the Blues while Jorginho is set to play as the deepest lying midfielder.

Ross Barkley is a major doubt with an ankle injury.

Manchester City team news vs Chelsea

Guardiola confirmed that Vincent Kompany’s withdrawal in midweek was fatigue related. The club captain is unlikely to start again on Saturday with Ameyric Laporte set to return to the starting eleven.

Raheem Sterling will be hoping to replace Riyad Mahrez out wide, while David Silva should come in for Ilkay Gundogan in midfield.

Gabriel Jesus may start up front as Sergio Aguero remains a fitness doubt.

Saturday’s game will likely come too soon for former Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne who is closing in on a return from his second major knee injury of the campaign.

Oleksandr Zinchenko could miss out with a head injury.

Benjamin Mendy, Eliaquim Mangala and Claudio Bravo are long-term injury absentees.

Chelsea predicted line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Manchester City

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Manchester City

Manchester City predicted line-up vs Chelsea

Predicted Manchester City XI vs Chelsea

Predicted Manchester City XI vs Chelsea

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Massive odds on Chelsea to beat Manchester City: 70/1!!!!