By William Hill
Last Updated: 8th December 2018
Chelsea have turned off the tap marked opposition goals at Stamford Bridge of late and it’s just as well with Premier League leaders Manchester City in town.
Chelsea vs Manchester City: odds and predictions
The Blues are a 3/1 pick in the match betting, despite having won five of their last six matches on home turf and not conceding in front of their own partisans for 307 minutes and counting.
Pep Guardiola’s charges are trading at 88/100 to claim all three points, while odds of 11/4 are on offer about them being held to a third away draw of the campaign.
Last term both showdowns between the sides saw just one goal and our Chelsea vs Manchester City predictions expect the Blues’ timely Stamford Bridge stinginess to contribute to another tight encounter.
Chelsea vs Manchester City head-to-head (most recent first): Chelsea 0-2 Man City (N), Man City 1-0 Chelsea, Chelsea 0-1 Man City, Chelsea 2-1 Man City, Man City 1-3 Chelsea, Chelsea 0-3 Man City.
Chelsea vs Manchester City predictions: correct score, best bet, scorer tips
Goalscorer prediction: No goalscorer, odds trading @ 11/1
As mentioned above, the Blues’ defence has been getting steadily more stringent at Stamford Bridge under Maurizio Sarri.
Our Chelsea vs Man City correct score prediction cops even if City manage to breach the Blues backline courtesy of an own goal, or Ederson somehow registers.
City were shut out by Liverpool at Anfield, having turned up seemingly keen to ensure they weren’t taken apart by the Reds’ quicksilver front three. The Blues are arguably one of the few other sides with the attacking talent to motivate a similarly circumspect approach.
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Best bet: Draw, odds @ 27/10
The odds on offer about the Chelsea vs Man City stalemate tip are very reasonable, given the Blues’ results against the members of last season’s top six to already have visited the Bridge this term.
Arsenal were seen off 3-2, while Chelsea have also fought out draws with Liverpool (1-1) and Manchester United (2-2) in west London since the start of the campaign.
In doing so they’ve maintained the tough-to-beat-at-home streak across the managerial transition from Antonio Conte to Sarri, having lost just twice since City last visited the ground in September 2017.
Corners predictions: Total match corners – under eight, odds @ 23/10
Having already gone down the route of a low-scoring and hopefully double-bagel draw for our Chelsea vs Man City tips, a low corner count is a harmonious third selection.
Not just because of the way the clash is expected to pan out, but due to this match-up representing a duel of the division’s most miserly corner conceders. City have given up just 2.93 a game on average this term, while the Blues have allowed a mean of 3.4.
Chelsea vs Manchester City predictions: stats
- Manchester City haven’t won consecutive top-flight visits against Chelsea since January 1955.
- The reigning top-flight champions haven’t won at Stamford Bridge against the Blues in the Premier League since April 2002, when Man Utd won 3-0; the hosts have won five and drawn six of 11 matches since then.
- Chelsea boss Sarri hasn’t lost two successive league games as a manager since October 2016.