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Chelsea vs. Manchester City – Betting Odds and Prediction

Chelsea vs. Manchester City
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While Arsenal and Newcastle face each other on Tuesday, Chelsea and Manchester City meet on Thursday, in a match valid for the 19th round of the Premier League. Chelsea is not going through their best moment of the season, as they occupy only 9th place in the table.

City continues to chase leaders Arsenal and will once again need to play with everything to beat Chelsea as visitor. If Pep Guardiola’s team loses the match, they could be overtaken by Newcastle.

Follow our analysis of the teams and find out what our main predictions are for this confrontation.

When: 

Thursday, January 5th – 03:00 pm ET at Stamford Bridge

Moneyline odds: 

Chelsea +400

Manchester City -151

Draw offs:

+300

Where Can I Watch it? 

ESPN

Why Bet on Chelsea?

Chelsea drew their last match against Nottingham Forest, away from home, and won only one of their last 5 matches. In this game, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz were the team’s highlights.

To face Manchester City, Chelsea will need to have a secure defense so as not to suffer from the movements of City players – especially Haaland and De Bruyne.

Although the defense is not the best, the main problem for the Blues is the attack. After the Lukaku circus, they decided to not expend big in the center of the forward line, but they lack punch and neither Sterling, Havertz, or an Aubameyang past his best can solve that.

Coach Graham Potter must respect his opponent and use speed to attack Manchester City, who like to have the ball from start to finish.

Why Bet on Manchester City?

Although they are playing top-level football this season, Manchester City has been hampered by Arsenal’s great campaign to take the lead. Coach Pep Guardiola’s team has already scored 44 goals and conceded 16.

Precisely in this last point, the team is lacking, as they are just 10 goals shy of their last season’s mark with just 16 games under their belt. The defensive structure of the team is not as good as in past seasons, and although they don’t have anything to prove in the league, the ghost of the last Champions League elimination starts to worry.

The centralization of the full-backs seems to be part of the problem, as the flanks have been fragile thought all the season. This led to Lewis’s participation as the first choice in December.

City drew with Everton in the last round and saw the distance to the leader increase. Against Chelsea, the Citizens will need to impose themselves from the start, looking to score the goal early on, as their opponent specializes in counterattacking and attacking teams whose possession of the ball is their greatest virtue.

Final Betting Analysis: Chelsea vs. Manchester City

If Chelsea prepares well and limits City’s key moves, the game could be quite interesting. If the hosts are not focused, City will be able to punish them and even apply a beating. Haaland and De Bruyne can create countless dangerous situations and marking them well is the key to Chelsea’s success.

Even away from home, Manchester City has a huge chance of winning this match and the main bookmakers are evaluating the game this way.

We believe in City’s victory due to the quality of the team and the recent positive results.

If you put $100 into City’s win, you could get $66 back for a total payout of $166.

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