The Premier League matches continue to come thick and fast in the new year. It’s Chelsea versus Manchester City in this epic encounter that is set to kick-off at 8pm GMT on Thursday evening from Stamford Bridge.
You can find some of the best Premier League odds available down below as we take a look at the betting trends and recommended bets in this Chelsea vs Man City betting preview.
Chelsea Betting Trends
Chelsea look a shadow of the team they had become under Thomas Tuchel and despite a positive start to Graham Potter’s tenure with the club it’s quickly gone horribly wrong. The Blues are now down in 10th position and 10 points adrift of the Champions League qualification places. That hasn’t been helped due to a run of just 1 win from their last 7 league games and that was a 2-0 win over an out-of-form and relegation-threatened Bournemouth at home.
The pressure will be on Potter to turn this form around after his side were held to a 1-1 draw against another relegation-battling side in Nottingham Forest away in their last league outing. The fact Chelsea have only scored 5 goals in their last 7 league games shows where a big issue lies. It is also alarming that the team have failed to even score in their last three meetings with Manchester City across all competitions.
Man City Betting Trends
Manchester City will be smelling blood after title rivals and league leaders Arsenal dropped 2 points in their 1-1 draw with Champions League-chasing Newcastle this week. Pep Guardiola’s side sit 2nd place in the top flight and are now 8 points behind the Gunners with a game in hand. The Citizens have only managed to pick up 1 win in their last 3 league games so their form is far from imperious.
It is just 1 loss from their 7 away league games so far this season including picking up back-to-back victories on their last two road trips in the league. City do also come into this game having seen off Chelsea by a 2-0 score-line in their EFL Cup clash back in November so they have the psychological edge. Striker Erling Haaland remains a solid pick for the scoring markets too having scored 4 goals in his last 3 appearances for the club.
Chelsea vs Man City Betting Tips
Almost every season in the Premier League this is one of those fixtures that has either seen one of the two teams involved leading the league table or both in contention for a title battle. This season, it’s a bit of a more low-key affair as a team milling around the mid-table region host a club who are a number of wins off catching the league leaders. It’s a strange feeling.
You have to feel that Chelsea are not a confident bet right now under Potter and something needs to change. Will it be the manager? City can never be ruled out and even though their results have lacked consistency they still feel like the firm favourites here. The big question is whether they can win without conceding or if both teams will score. I have a feeling that City have shown they struggle to keep clean sheets against teams with attacking quality and Chelsea certainly boast that threat despite firing blanks recently.
Manchester City to Win & BTTS @ 12/5 with Bet365
First Goalscorer: Erling Haaland @ 13/5 with Unibet
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