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Manchester City vs Chelsea: Preview and Prediction

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Manchester City vs Chelsea
Date: Sunday 4th March 2018
Kickoff: 16:00
Venue: Etihad Stadium

Manchester City to win at 1.632 odds

Under 2.5 Match Goals at 2.2 odds

Pep Guardiola will look to continue his dominance in the Premier League as he aims to conquer the league this term. They will welcome Chelsea to Etihad Stadium this Sunday.

Here are our analysis and predictions for this game.

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Manchester City vs Chelsea: Head to Head

Chelsea have won 3 out of heir last 6 meetings with Manchester City and lost 3 games to them.

Manchester City have kept clean sheets in 3 out of their latest 6 meetings against Chelsea.

At Etihad, Manchester City have won 3 of their last 6 against Chelsea, lost twice and drawn once. However, they lost their last games here to Chelsea in December 2016, it ended 3-1.

Manchester City vs Chelsea: Form Comparison

The Citizens are undoubtedly the best team in the league this term, having won 24 of 28 games and lost just once.

City are unbeaten in their last 5 Premier League games having won 4 and drawn once.

At home, Manchester City are unbeaten in their 14 games this season, having won 13 of the games and drawn once.

The Blues are in 5th ahead of this game and have lost 7 games in the premier League this season.

Chelsea have lost 3 out if their last 6 Premier League games, they have won twice and drawn once.

Away from home, Chelsea are on a 3-game losing streak in all competitions and have lost their last 2 in the Premier League.

Manchester City: Team News

Fernandinho missed Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Arsenal on Thursday through injury and remains a big doubt here.

Raheem Sterling returned to training ahead of Thursday’s game but was not risked. He could return here.

Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi have started the last two matches, so John Stones and Aymeric Laporte will hope to benefit from playing time here.

Kyle Walker limped off against Arsenal in midweek but Pep Guardiola is confident nothing is seriously wrong.

Fabian Delph is still suspended for the hosts, so Danilo or Oleksandr Zinchenko will deputise at left-back

Chelsea: Team News

David Luiz, Ross Barkley and Tiemoué Bakayoko are all doubts ahead of Sunday’s trip to the Etihad.

Antonio Conte must decide between Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard or Olivier Giroud through the middle.

Gary Cahill and Antonio Rudiger battle for a spot in Chelsea’s back three.

Manchester City vs Chelsea: Prediction

Manchester City are a nightmare to most of their opponents. Their recent oppression was against Arsenal as they beat them twice in one week with a 3-0 score line.

The Citizens are the favorites in this game, but having played a game on Thursday and still have a Champions League game on Wednesday they may have to make some squad changes to avoid fatigue.

This will favour the London team but we still don’t expect them to win this one.

Manchester City to win

Considering that Chelsea’s last 5 games have recorded over 2.5 match goals and same has happened in Citizens 13 home games.

Under 2.5 Match Goals

 

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