Chelsea v Man City Prediction & Betting Tips, 8th December 20186th December 2018 / lee
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It is a heavyweight clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening as Chelsea play host to the reigning champions. The Blues haven’t looked as sharp as they were at the start of the season and could face another tough battle against the Citizens. Man City won both of their league meetings with the Blues last term. Read our Chelsea v Man City betting tips for more.
Chelsea v Man City Betting Odds*
Man City 4/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:41 p.m.)
Chelsea News and Form
Chelsea had a bit of a surprising setback in midweek as they blew a 1-0 lead at Wolves to suffer a 2-1 reverse in the end. They are still unbeaten at Stamford Bridge through this season having picked up a W5 D3 record there. Chelsea are actually unbeaten in eleven league home games going back to last season. They have scored 17 goals at the Bridge this season in the top flight which is an average of over two per game. They have conceded seven at home with a clean sheet in 38% of games at the Bridge. 50% of their home games this season have made it to at least four goals. The Blues have produced at least two goals in three for their last four home games in the top flight. Chelsea are one point worse off than they were at this stage last season
The Blues have not been trailing at half time on home soil this season (W5 D3). In four of their games at the Bridge this reason the Blues have been 1-0 up at half time. Their last two games have actually ended under 2.5 goals at home and each of Chelsea’s last three games against Man City have gone under the goal line in all competitions. The Blues have scored in each of their last three league games and have opened the scoring in six of their eight home games this term. Only Man City and Arsenal have scored more league goals than Chelsea have done. The Blues have the third-best home record in the top flight behind Man City and Liverpool. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has scored in back to back league games.
Chelsea v Man City Head to Head
Man City took back to back 1-0 EPL wins over Chelsea last season
Man City beat Chelsea 2-0 in the Community Shield in August
Man City are W4 L2 in their last six EPL games against Chelsea
Four of the last six league meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
City have won two of their last three league visits to Stamford Bridge
Man City News and Form
Manchester City had a nervy end to their game at Watford in midweek but still picked up a 2-1 win at Vicarage Road. That was their seventh straight top-flight win in their current form. The Citizens have actually won eleven of their last thirteen road games in the top flight in a fantastic run of form. Out on their travels, this season in the Premier League Manchester City are at W5 D2 L0. The Citizens are on a three-match winning streak on their travels and the reigning champions have produced at least two goals in each of their last five league games. In total, the Citizens have come up with 15 away goals. Defensively their record is impressive as well having conceding only twice away from home this season. That’s a clean sheet in 71% of their away games earned
The two away goals they have conceded this season have been in the second half of games. Less than half of Man City’s away games have gone over 2.5 goals. They have opened the scoring in five of their seven Premier League away games this term. Home and away combined they are on a seven-match scoring streak in league action. Manchester City have not been trailing at half time in any of their road games (W5 D2). They have won their last three games against Chelsea all to nil (all competitions). Sergio Aguero is a doubt and Kevin de Bruyne looks set to miss the contest.
Chelsea v Man City Tips & Odds
Who will win – Chelsea v Man City Predictions
Chelsea just haven’t been overly convincing lately and are probably going to be there for the taking. They haven’t had the best of times against sides currently in the top seven this season and we can see Manchester City’s expertise getting the points. Away win.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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