Chelsea vs Manchester City betting preview
As these two Premier League juggernauts go head-to-head in Super Sunday’s finale, there is one thing I am sure of, Chelsea will not lose this game.
Either of these teams in my eyes could be lifting the trophy at the end of the season, and in both cases, neither of the teams have really upped it to 5th gear yet. Chelsea have now won their last 4 games in a row in all tournaments, and Jose Mourinho will be purring with joy at his sides recent form. However, Chelsea continue to leak the odd goal here and there, and Chelsea’s 2/7 odds of not keeping a clean sheet seems pretty safe. In front of goal, Chelsea have been anything but shy as of late, notching 4 against Cardiff and Bucharest, and 3 against both Norwich and Schalke, almost keeping up with their opponents on Sunday, with City being the leagues top goalscorers. The London clubs wizard on the wing Eden Hazard has finally starting to find the form that many fans have been desperate to see this season, after the former Lille man dazzled the Premier League last season. His 4 goals in his last 3 games means that he is a good tip to be the first goalscorer, with the Belgian at 14/1 at Coral to draw first blood in this top of the table clash. If you want to bet with PayPal, choose from a list of bookies here.
Manchester City are once again without their influential captain Vincent Kompany for the trip to Stamford Bridge. City’s back line is considerably weaker without Kompany, and once again Javi Garcia may be called upon to adapt to the unfamiliar position of central defence. Although I also believe that Man City will too fail to keep a clean sheet (1/5 at bet365), but with a pair of forwards like Alvaro Negredo and Sergio Aguero, who already have 13 goals between them in all tournaments, and Aguero is priced at 7/1 to score first on BetVictor, while Alvaro Negredo is at 15/2.
Manchester City have constantly been a thorn in Chelsea’s side for the last few seasons, with the Sky Blues only losing 2 out of their last 10 meetings, including 3 victories in the 2012/2013 campaign, in the Charity Shield, Premier League and the FA Cup. In this fixture last season, the almost toxic air surrounding Stamford Bridge due to the appointment of one Rafael Benite suffocated the life out of the game, which finished a very disappointing 0-0, and although I fully believe this game won’t be another goalless game, but I think backing under 2.5 goals (which is at Evens at Ladbrokes) may be a good route to go, as Chelsea will set up their rigid ‘Mourinho-esque’ type set up, unlike City, who will be throwing forward wave after wave of attack.
Being a Chelsea fan myself, I will put bias to one side here, but speak truthfully, Chelsea will not lose this game. Jose Mourinho is unbeaten in 64 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge with the Blues, and if he thinks they are at risk of losing the game, he’ll switch his team round to guarantee at least a point from the game, and although I cannot deny City’s attacking arsenal, I am going to plump for a draw.
MY PREDICTION: Chelsea 1-1 Manchester City, which is 13/2 at William Hill.
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