Manchester City vs Chelsea Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-11-23

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Saturday 23rdNovember 1730hrs
Football – England – Premier League
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 1.57 (odds taken 11:42 GMT, 22 November )

The Premier League fixture scheduling has certainly saved the best for last this Saturday evening with 4th placed Manchester City playing host to 3rd placed Chelsea as the betting tips continue at the Etihad Stadium.

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Manchester City Prediction – Can Manchester City assert their authority?

After being handed a heavy 3-1 defeat away at Anfield against Liverpool just before the international break, Manchester City have had two weeks to stew on that disappointing result which has left City in 4th place and more importantly, a significant 9 points behind their tormentors, Liverpool.

Things don’t get any easier this Saturday evening as they prepare for the visit of 3rd placed Chelsea, despite the bookmakers pricing Manchester City as clear favourites for this upcoming clash, but it may not be as easy for the hosts as some are anticipating.

Prior to the Liverpool defeat, Manchester City had registered 3 wins on the trot with victories against Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Southampton but all three of these teams all occupy places in the bottom half of the Premier League.

City do hold a good record at home of 4-1-1 19/5 having drawn with Tottenham 2-2 and then dealing with Brighton 4-0, Watford 8-0, Aston Villa 3-0 and Southampton 2-1 but they did suffer a 2-0 loss to Wolves, while recent times have seen the hosts hold the upper hand against Chelsea, winning 5 of the last 6 meetings.


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Chelsea Prediction – Can Chelsea stay the pace with Man City?

Results so far this season suggest that Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side can at least hold their own when they make their way up to the blue half of Manchester having recorded 6 wins on the trot heading into this crucial top four clash.

The goals are also flowing as Chelsea have racked up wins against Brighton, Southampton, Newcastle United, Burnley, Watford and Crystal Palace – scoring a total of 15 goals for and conceding just 4 in reply.

Chelsea have also scored double the amount of goals that they’ve scored at Stamford Bridge, away from home so far this season and are the leading goalscorers on the road in the Premier League amidst an away record of 5-0-1 18/12, but there are question marks hovering over Chelsea’s defensive capabilities as they’ve yet to keep a clean sheet on their travels to date.

The visitors have only played Liverpool to date from last season’s top four finishers and lost 2-1 at home, but both teams have scored in 5 of Chelsea’s 6 away matches so far this term with the likes of Abraham (10 goals), Mount (4 goals) and Pulisic (5 goals) benefitting from Lampard’s policy of playing the youngsters.


Key-Facts – Manchester City vs Chelsea

  • Man City have failed to beat two of last season’s top 4 clubs in EPL this term
  • 5 of Chelsea’s 6 away matches so far have seen both teams score
  • Manchester City have won 5 of the last 6 meetings against Chelsea


Betting Tips Verdict

Both Manchester City and Chelsea are capable of scoring and conceding, and with Liverpool so far ahead at the moment, both will be pressing for all three points here.