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Chelsea vs Manchester City Prediction & Betting tips
The top match of the 16th game day of the English Premier League is Chelsea. Manchester City. Table fourth receives the leader. For both teams it is about a lot. The “Skyblues” do not want to give up their first place, Chelsea does not want to lose its Champions League place to Arsenal FC. The Londoners also want to iron out the completely surprising defeat against the Wolverhampton Wanderers during the week again. Not only for this reason, the bookmakers again Manchester City as the favorite. Kick-off at Stamford Bridge is on Saturday at 17:30.
During the week, Chelsea lost its second Premier League game this season. For a long time, the blues looked like the sure winner. Until the 59th minute they had the game completely under control. Wolverhampton could hardly afford chances, but suddenly Jimenez met to 1: 1, Chelsea lost confidence and gave the game out of hand (1-2).
Nevertheless, Chelsea is still on a Champions League place. After 15 matchdays, they are in fourth place. A goal difference of 31:13 is offset by 31 points on the credit side. With these values, Chelsea is the third best defensive as well as offensive. Only Manchester City and Arsenal scored more goals. Manchester City and Liverpool lost less. In the event of a win, Chelsea could return to third place, provided Tottenham pats against Leicester. In addition, the gap in first place could ideally shrink to just seven meters.
What Sarri will give hope is Chelsea’s home strength. In 2018/2019, the blues have not lost a single home game yet. The injury list is also a bit shorter compared to the “Skyblues”. In addition, Manchester City has to play for the second time in a row an away game, which should also play the Londoners a little in the cards. Sarri will probably be able to access his entire core squad.
During the week, Manchester City struggled for a work victory against Watford. After a 2-0 lead the game threatened to tip again, but the English champions brought the game across the stage and thus remains the championship leader.
With 41 points, the gap to Liverpool remains two points. Even in terms of goal difference no competitor should approach her so quickly. With 45 goals set the “Citizens” the best offensive in the Premier League. City has always scored at least two goals in the last eight matches. On the defensive, they have to defeat only Liverpool FC (seven goals against six goals conceded). Since Liverpool have the easier away match against Bournemouth, they could slip into second place in a defeat in London.
Manchester City is unbeaten this season. Two draws face a total of 13 victories. It is therefore to be assumed that the “Skyblues”, just because the opponent is called “Chelsea”, do not automatically leave points. The direct comparison from the recent past also speaks for Manchester City. The “Skyblues” won the last three matches against Chelsea FC with a goal balance of 5: 0. Guardiola must renounce Claudio Bravo, Eliaquim Mangala, Benjamin Mendy. Questionable are Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Agüero and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Chelsea vs Manchester City head to head matches
05.08.18 CS Chelsea Manchester City 0 : 2
04.03.18 PL Manchester City Chelsea 1 : 0
30.09.17 PL Chelsea Manchester City 0 : 1
05.04.17 PL Chelsea Manchester City 2 : 1
03.12.16 PL Manchester City Chelsea 1 : 3