Chelsea vs Manchester City Prediction and Betting Preview, 25 Jun 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 2-1
Manchester City have returned from the COVID-19 break firing on all cylinders. Perhaps, the time-off game the players sometime to reflect on their entire campaign with the intent of getting back on the right track.
Match status: 2019-20 Premier League - Matchweek 31
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London)
You get the feeling that had they been playing in this manner right from the start of the campaign, they would have left run-away league leaders grasping for straws. However, the Citizens’ slow start to the campaign has stunted their league title charge.

In truth, Pep Guardiola’s men have not fared badly this term, racking up a whopping 63 points from 30 games and registering 76 goals in that time. As remarkable as these numbers are, they have been rendered inferior by Liverpool’s stupendous record.

With Manchester United blowing hot right behind them, Chelsea must be feeling the heat and looking to steer clear of the chasing pack. For that, they will be required to turn in a performance of the highest quality to stage an upset against this magnificent City side on Thursday night.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Team News

Even if Frank Lampard takes his players out camping in an igloo, it won’t blow off any steam from this pressured Chelsea side. Only five points safe in top-four, the Blues are walking on thin ice. At this juncture, any minor blip in form will see them fall off the radar in no time.

Looking to fend off any threats from opposing teams behind them on the standings, Chelsea took off to Villa Park to take on strong relegation contenders with every intent of salvaging a win. Things did not exactly get to a flying start for the Blues with Villa’s Hause sending the hosts ahead in the 43rd minute.

Villa held a 1-0 lead into half-time. However, the Blues seemed rejuvenated after the restart with their attacking frontline in red-hot form. Two quick-fire goals from Pulisic and Giroud helped seal all three points for Frank Lampard’s men at full-time.

Keeping up with league leaders Liverpool, Manchester City played host to Burnley, hammering and leaving them unconscious at the end of the game. This was one of those games where neutral fans just had to feel pity for the wounded side as the Clarets were knocked for six.

Phil Foden was the cream of the crop for the Citizens, grabbing two well-deserved goals either side of both halves to seal the victory. Mahrez and David Silva also got their names on the scoresheet to fire Pep Guardiola’s side to a resounding 5-0 victory.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding their European involvement next season, Manchester City still seem determined to clinch a spot right behind Liverpool on the log. Following the restart, they have scored eight goals, conceding none over two games. No team has a better record, not even the Reds! They have won seven of their preceding eight games across all competitions.

As impressive as City have been, Chelsea have also had their fair share of outstanding results in recent games. Currently on a four-game winning streak, the Blues are favorites for that final Champions League spot come the end of the season.

Injured or Suspended Players

Chelsea: Marco van Ginkel.

Manchester City: Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero.

Pre-Match Odds

Chelsea: 4.28
Draw: 4.08
Manchester City: 1.856

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Chelsea vs Man City Predictions

When it comes to recent h2h encounters between these foes, there has been a common denominator in these games – Goals. Without a doubt, Manchester City have been the best and most consistent team in the Premier League over the past three years.

Pep Guardiola has got his players ticking on and off-the-pitch. Everyone seem to be enjoying every minute on the pitch. Also, Chelsea appear to be coming to terms with Lampard’s tactics recently. The Blues are already filling into the English gaffer’s philosophies.

However, a win over this imperious Manchester City side might be too much of an asking for Frank Lampard’s side. The Citizens are clearly the better side and sure to clinch the win. Fancy a narrow away win here with Chelsea giving Guardiola’s men a run for their money.
Our Betting Tip:
Man City Win @ 1.85
Correct Score:
Chelsea 1-2 Manchester City @ 7.50

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.67
Match Winner:
Man City Win @ 1.85
Over 2.5 @ 1.74
Team Goals:
Away Over 1.5 @ 2.05
Jesus To Score @ 2.10
Home +1.5 AH @ 1.38
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