The standout fixture of the weekend takes place at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday night. Manchester City takes on in-form Chelsea. This game will be shown live on Sky Sports from 5.30pm with a bumper TV audience expected to tune in for what is a critical 90 minutes for both clubs. Here are our top Man City v Chelsea betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
The march couldn’t have come at a worse time for Manchester City following their loss at Anfield last week. They are now trailing Liverpool in the Premier League. Some are even suggesting the title race is already done and dusted. That may be a little over the top. However, if Man City lose here and end up another three points behind the reds, that theory may not sound so far-fetched.
Manchester City walks out in front of their own fans with season stats reading eight wins and one draw against three defeats. The defending champions have 25 points on the board. That leaves them eight off the pace set by Jurgen Klopp’s battlers. They can be found down in third place, behind Liverpool, Leicester and Chelsea. It should be whispered at this stage, but Chelsea may be a more credible challenge to Liverpool than City. Meanwhile, The Foxes are showing no signs of going away.
Frank is Flying
Chelsea was slow out of the blocks under manager Frank Lampard. However, he has them firing now and their away form is up there with the best in Europe. They are on an extended winning run and will walk out into the lion’s den without fear. Chelsea is a cracking 7/1 at 10bet to win this match. Man City are 2/5 favourites with Bet365, the draw priced 4/1.