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Manchester City vs Chelsea betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

This article provides betting tips information for Man City vs Chelsea in Premier League on Saturday 15 January 2022.
Manchester City vs Chelsea betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds
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Manchester City vs Chelsea betting tips

This article covers Manchester City vs Chelsea betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

Manchester City 13 /20

Draw 3/1

Chelsea 4/1

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

Manchester City vs Chelsea: Match details

Match: Manchester City vs Chelsea

Competition: Premier League

Date: Saturday 15 January 2022

Kick-off time: 12:30 pm, (UK)

Stadium: Etihad Stadium

Betting prediction: Manchester City 3-1 Chelsea

Manchester City vs Chelsea betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 05: Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea reacts after their 2nd goal during the Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on January 5, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Manchester City vs Chelsea: Recommended bets

Manchester City to win and both teams to score is 12/5.

Manchester City to win and over 2.5 goals is 6/4.

The last 13 meetings of these two at the Etihad have produced nine Manchester City wins and just three Chelsea victories.

Both teams have scored in four of their last seven encounters.

Manchester City vs Chelsea: What are the betting odds?

Manchester City vs Chelsea – recent form and head to head statistics

Manchester City vs Chelsea FC form
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC - 1:0
Swindon Town vs Manchester City - 1:4
Arsenal FC vs Manchester City - 1:2
Brentford FC vs Manchester City - 0:1
Manchester City vs Leicester City - 6:3
Latest match form, last 5 games:
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea FC - 1:1
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC - 1:0
Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea FC - 0:1
Chelsea FC vs Chesterfield FC - 5:1
Chelsea FC vs Tottenham Hotspur - 2:0
Last 5 games for Manchester City
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 1  - 0 Chelsea FC
January 7, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Swindon Town 1  - 4 Manchester City
January 1, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Arsenal FC 1  - 2 Manchester City
December 29, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Brentford FC 0  - 1 Manchester City
December 26, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 6  - 3 Leicester City
Last 5 games for Chelsea FC
January 18, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Brighton & Hove Albion 1  - 1 Chelsea FC
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 1  - 0 Chelsea FC
January 12, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 0  - 1 Chelsea FC
January 8, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Chelsea FC 5  - 1 Chesterfield FC
January 5, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Chelsea FC 2  - 0 Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC Premier League 21/22 form
Manchester City Chelsea FC
22 Matches played 23
18 Matches won 12
359 Goal attempts 288
141 Shots on goal 121
117 Shots off goal 98
187 Corner kicks 147
67% Average ball possession 56%
101 Shots blocked 69
31 Cards given 38
229 Free kicks 297
44 Offsides 46
3 Shots on post 2
1 Shots on bar 4
45 Goals by foot 37
7 Goals by head 8
54 Goals scored 46
13 Goals conceded 18
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Manchester City Chelsea FC
58 Matches 58
26 Home Matches 32
32 Away Matches 26
68 Total Goals 80
1.17 Average Goals Scored 1.38
21 Wins 29
29 Losses 21
8 Draws 8
Last 5 games & match results between Manchester City and Chelsea FC
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 1  - 0 Chelsea FC
September 25, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Chelsea FC 0  - 1 Manchester City
May 29, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Manchester City 0  - 1 Chelsea FC
May 8, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City 1  - 2 Chelsea FC
April 17, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Chelsea FC 1  - 0 Manchester City

Manchester City vs Chelsea: Match preview

Manchester City vs Chelsea betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

SWINDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 07: Cole Palmer of Manchester City celebrates after he scores his sides fourth goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Swindon Town and Manchester City at County Ground on January 07, 2022 in Swindon, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Can anyone stop the seemingly unstoppable force that is Manchester City?

This’ll be just the second time that the Premier League’s 21st century powers meet as one and two in the table, the other coming six years ago.

Despite being next-door neighbours in the standings, they’re quite a distance apart and that gap could grow even larger come Saturday afternoon.

In their last league game, Pep Guardiola’s side came from behind to beat ten-man Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates on New Years’ Day.

Riyāḍ Maḥrez lashing home a penalty before Rodri bagged a stoppage time winner in North London.

Rarely for Man City, they’ve only played once in the subsequent fortnight and that was a leisurely stroll in Wiltshire on FA Cup third round weekend.

Goals from Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, İlkay Gündoğan and teenager Cole Palmer swatted aside Swindon Town 4-1 last Friday night.

Back in the Premier League, the reigning champions have won 11 on the bounce so could be on course for a fourth title in just five seasons.

They have made a habit of becoming champions and, actually, have become accustom to beating the reigning European champions.

After wins over Liverpool in July 2020 and Chelsea in September, they could become just the fourth English club to win three successive matches against the champions of Europe.

This was also achieved by Notts County in 1982, Tottenham Hotspur 1984 and Everton a year later, back when English clubs dominated Europe.

More importantly, will Manchester City move a whopping 13 points clear of the chasing pack?

Can Chelsea close the gap at the top?

Manchester City vs Chelsea betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

WATFORD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Mason Mount of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road on December 01, 2021 in Watford, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Chelsea meanwhile really need to win this one to keep their title hopes alive but travel to the north west in buoyant mood.

Their last league games was a barnstorming 2-2 draw with Liverpool, in which they came from 2-0 down with Mateo Kovačić and Christian Pulisic on target.

Since then, Thomas Tuchel’s team have made headway in both domestic cup competitions.

Last weekend, they hammered National League leaders Chesterfield in the FA Cup.

Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Romelu Lukaku, Andreas Christensen and Hakim Ziyech, from the penalty spot, all scoring.

Either side, they’ve faced Tottenham Hotspur twice in the two legged Carabao Cup semi-final.

Having comfortably won the first leg 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, they were firmly in the catbird seat for Wednesday’s return meeting.

This was only heightened when Antonio Rüdiger extended their lead in the tie with just 18 minutes on the clock, bundling the ball in.

At a restless Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, despite having two penalties and a goal overturned by VAR, Spurs never looked like mounting a comeback and 3-0 it finished.

So, the Blues are through to the Carabao Cup Final, meaning they’ve reached a final in 15 of the last 18 calendar years, only failing to do so in 2011, 2014, and 2016.

They’ve also become the first club in history to reach the final of at least one domestic English cup competition in six successive seasons.

With the UEFA Super Cup in the bag and the FIFA Club World Cup to come, Chelsea could end this season with six pieces of silverware.

Although, their Premier League title hopes could be essentially over if they’re beaten here.

Will the Blues beat the Sky Blues to keep the title race alive?

Manchester City team news vs Chelsea

Manchester City vs Chelsea betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JULY 31: Riyāḍ Maḥrez of Manchester City during the Pre Season Friendly match between Manchester City and Barnsley at Manchester City Football Academy on July 31, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Manchester City are almost at full strength and their players will be rested as some of them have had a fortnight without a fixture.

Nathan Aké has started the last two league games at left-back but Kyle Walker could return to the XI with João Cancelo shifting across.

Oleksandr Zinchenko could also be available too after a spell out with Covid-19.

Kevin De Bruyne, as ever, will be key; he’s been directly involved in four goals in his last four league appearances against former side Chelsea.

Alongside, Bernardo Silva could keep his place as he’s been preferred to İlkay Gündoğan of late.

In attack, the only player they are missing is Riyāḍ Maḥrez who’s away with Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations.

So, Gabriel Jesus, who scored the winner at Stamford Bridge, could start on the right.

On the other side, Raheem Sterling will be targeting his 50th league goal at the Etihad, only Sergio Agüero with 106 has more.

Chelsea team news vs Manchester City

Manchester City vs Chelsea betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 23: Timo Werner of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Juventus at Stamford Bridge on November 23, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel has actually deployed a back four in the last three cup games, possibly due to a shortage of centre-backs.

Although, with the unavailable list in this department shrinking, he could return to his default 3-4-3.

Thiago Silva, who enjoyed a cameo on Wednesday, could start this one after a spell out with Covid-19.

Likewise, in midfield, N’Golo Kanté could return, rekindling his partnership alongside Mateo Kovačić from the Liverpool game with Jorginho left out.

Up front, Tuchel has a plethora of options to choose from.

He could choose to use the same trio again with Mason Mount and Romelu Lukaku joined by Timo Werner, who’s job is do run in behind.

But, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech are all viable alternatives with Werner’s place the one most under threat.

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Chelsea

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Chelsea

Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Manchester City

Highlights of Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City

Highlights of Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Chelsea

Highlights of Swindon Town 1-4 Manchester City

Highlights of Chelsea 5-1 Chesterfield

Highlights of Arsenal 1-2 Manchester City

Premier League table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 22 18 2 2 54 13 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 13 6 2 55 18 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 12 8 3 46 18 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 4 7 41 30 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 11 3 5 26 22 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 11 2 7 33 25 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 10 5 6 35 30 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 9 4 7 17 15 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 6 11 4 22 22 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 7 4 8 33 36 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 5 9 7 30 31 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 5 9 7 25 33 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 7 2 11 27 32 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 6 5 11 25 36 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 5 7 8 24 39 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 5 4 10 24 34 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 4 2 13 23 37 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 3 4 14 10 45 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 1 9 10 20 43 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 1 8 8 16 27 -11 11
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Manchester City 3-1 Chelsea.

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