Manchester City entertain Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in one of the biggest clashes at the start of 2019. City are hoping to remain at the top of the table by the end of the weekend. Even though the team was able to leapfrog Liverpool, City have played a game more and could potentially drop back to the second spot by the time this match kicks off. Meanwhile, Chelsea are facing a strong amount of pressure from Manchester United for the fourth place and the Red Devils are only two points behind. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Manchester City picked up a 2-0 win over Everton in the midweek action to finally move past Liverpool after several weeks in the second place. This was the fourth win in the last five matches for Guardiola’s men.
Chelsea returned to form in emphatic fashion as they beat strugglers Huddersfield Town 5-0 at Stamford Bridge. Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard were the stars of the show after they came with a brace each.
Chelsea were able to come up with an impressive 2-0 win in their recent match with Manchester City back in December. It was an almost perfect performance from the Blues, who had suffered a 1-0 loss in their recent trip to the Etihad Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a success for Manchester City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Manchester City win at 1.50[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea were able to come up with a strong performance against Huddersfield but City are a different proposition – especially at the Etihad Stadium. The defeat against Crystal Palace is the only blemish for City in terms of home league matches this season. Meanwhile, Chelsea are hoping to avoid fourth consecutive losses on the bounce. Even if the team start matches well, they are on a fragile footprint when it comes to away games. Our preview would pick a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Manchester City win at 1.50[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester City vs Chelsea draw odds: 4.75
Chelsea win odds: 7.00
Correct Score odds
Manchester City have been able to get almost 3 goals per game at home in the last six matches. Their overall record at home is even better with a return of 3.3 goals per game on an average. Chelsea have been defensively woeful in away matches of late and the presence of Higuain does provide the team with an element of freshness going forward. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 3-1 win for City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Manchester City 3-1 win at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The last four matches between City and Chelsea have witnessed a clean sheet for one of the teams and all of these games have ended up producing less than 2.5 goals. However, Chelsea have a strong need in order to improve their away form while City remain exemplary in home matches. Our total goals prediction would opt for over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Sergio Aguero has been in stunning form of late and he has been able to make a tool for the Golden Boot title with his recent run of goals. The Argentine is now up to 14 goals for the campaign after managing six in his last five appearances. Aguero is especially deadly when it comes to games against Chelsea and our first goalscorer prediction would pick Sergio Aguero.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Sergio Aguero at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
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