Preview: Man City vs Chelsea, 21/05/2023

Our analyst dissects Manchester City's imminent showdown with Chelsea at the Etihad.

Diego Luna

Diego Luna

10 months ago

Manchester City Eye Third Consecutive Title After Rout of Real Madrid – Premier League Preview 21/05/2023

Riding high on the back of a scintillating 4-0 victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League, Manchester City find themselves within touching distance of a third consecutive Premier League title. The Cityzens have been nothing short of brilliant, with a run of relentless victories over the past three months that makes their last draw and defeat, all the way back in February, seem like distant memories.

 

Tips for Manchester City vs Chelsea

As they approach this decisive encounter with Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium, all the pieces appear to be falling into place for a triumphant celebration of a third straight domestic title. City could potentially be crowned champions with just a draw, provided Arsenal fail to beat Forest. Nevertheless, a victory over a struggling Chelsea side – despite the Blues’ extravagant winter spending spree – would seal the title on their own terms.

The odds are overwhelmingly in City’s favour, with Betzone offering 2/9 on a home win, while a Chelsea victory seems an outside chance at 10/1; a draw is currently pegged at 5/1. Despite the last three league encounters between the two ending in a slender 1-0 victory for City, considering City’s current form and a recent 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea in the FA Cup, the markets favour an over 2.5 goals result, priced at 1/2, ahead of under 2.5 goals at 6/4. The market suggests only one side will score, with No in the Both Teams To Score market a narrow 4/5 favourite over Yes, which is priced at 20/21.

In the goalscorers’ market, Erling Haaland, who’s on an impressive 36-goal league tally, is priced at 4/11, while Bernardo Silva, fresh from his Champions League brace, is priced at 5/2. On the Chelsea side, former City player Raheem Sterling to score is priced at 5/1.

In addition to the above, it’s worth noting that Chelsea are effectively playing for pride, their competitive aspirations extinguished, while Guardiola’s men have everything to play for.

All prices true at the time of writing, please gamble responsibly.