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Premier League – Chelsea vs Manchester City: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Chelsea and Manchester City meet for a clash that could make a significant impact in terms of who sets the early pace in the Premier League title battle.

A red-hot start to the season has moved Chelsea into an early lead in the Premier League table. The Blues are level on 13 points with Liverpool and Manchester United, having won four of their first five games (D1).

Manchester City, on the other hand, trail the league leaders by three points in fifth place. After three straight wins, the Citizens were held to a 0-0 draw with Southampton last time out. It’s not been an ideal start to the season. That said, they bounced back from a much worse start in 2020/21 to win the title by a 12-point margin.

It should be an interesting affair in west London as Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel aims to make it four wins in a row over his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola.

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Stats and Analysis in the Premier League

Chelsea enter the match with a decent record from their last 10 Premier League fixtures. The Blues have scored 19 goals for an average of 1.9 goals per game. They’ve kept 5 clean sheets and conceded 6 goals, which is an average of 0.6 per game.

In comparison, Manchester City have scored more goals but conceded more than Chelsea as well. In their last 10 Premier League fixtures, the Citizens hit the target 2.5 times on average per game, scoring 25 goals along the way. They have kept 6 clean sheets and conceded 9 goals for an average of 0.9 per game.

Premier League Standings

Stats and facts for Chelsea and Manchester City.

Fun stats Chelsea

  • Chelsea unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row;
  • Chelsea has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • Chelsea has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • Chelsea has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home.

Fun stats Manchester City

  • Manchester City unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
  • Manchester City scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Manchester City’s last 3 of 5 matches;
  • Manchester City have not conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches.

Form Chelsea vs Manchester City

Blues on a roll.

Chelsea look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Thomas Tuchel’s side look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment as their last 3 matches saw them gaining some impressive results. They ran out 1-0 and 3-0 against Zenit Petersburg and Tottenham respectively. Their winning streak continued against Aston Villa in a midweek EFL Cup clash by winning a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw.

The Citizens look formidable.

Manchester City keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In their last 3 matches, Pep Guardiola’s side played out a 6-3 win against RB Leipzig in the Champions League, followed by a dull 0-0 draw at Southampton. Their most recent match brought a 6-1 win against Wycombe.

Chelsea v Manchester City – Fixture history

The last time the two clubs squared up against each other in the Premier League, which was back on 8 May 2021, Chelsea ran away with a 1-2 victory.

The Blues enter the match against Manchester City with a 5-0-5 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Premier League. To put that otherwise, The Blues claimed a 50% win ratio, with The Sky Blues winning 50% of the last 10 encounters.

Primary goalgetter

Managing 5 goals in his previous 6 appearances makes Romelu Lukaku the most probable goal threat for Chelsea. Riyad Mahrez isn’t doing badly either, having scored 4 goals in the same number of matches for Manchester City. Fernan Torres, Jack Grealish, and Gabriel Jesus could get on target as well.