2017-18 EPL: Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview

March 4, 2018 by Posted in Soccer Tips

Manchester City are looking invincible in the English Premier League, as they continue their relentless march to a treble. With a 3-0 win over Arsenal showing the strength of their squad, they will look forward to another win to further cement their place at the top. Defending Champions Chelsea will be the next opponent at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, March 4th.

Season so far

The hosts have been invincible this season and have picked up 75 points from 28 games (W24, D3, L1). They start this game 16 points ahead of nearest rivals Manchester United and it is safe to say that Pep Guardiola’s men have left everyone else in their wake. After starting their home season with a 1-1 draw against Everton, City have won their next 13 games at the Etihad.

Chelsea do not look to be the most likely side to break City’s strangle hold. The defending Champions start this game out of the Champions League spots in fifth with 53 points from 28 games (W16, D5, L7). They have lost three of their last four league matches and are two points adrift of the top four. If anything, that’s the least that Antonio Conte is expected to achieve this season!

Key Stats and battles

City have won their last 13 league home matches, netting at least twice in each game. The record for scoring more than once in consecutive home matches is held by Liverpool (14).
Sergio Aguero has five goals to his name against Chelsea in his last four league encounters.

Chelsea have won this fixture 3-1 last season, but have not won back-to-back in the league at the Etihad since 2008.
City have won only one of their last four home games in the league against Chelsea (D1, L2).
Chelsea have lost their last two league games on the road. They have not lost three in a row in away matches since March 2013.


City are heavy favourites to win the encounter and at odds of $1.62 (William Hill) backing them looks to be a feasible pick.

TIP: Manchester City to win – $1.62 at William Hill

The kind of form that City are in and the way they are netting goals indicate that this could be another high-scoring affair. Back the match to have over 2.5 goals at odds of $1.70 (Sportsbet).

TIP: Total goals OVER 2.5 – $1.70 at Sportsbet

Leroy Sane looked in irresistible form against Arsenal and could once again be the main guy for City. Back him to score a goal anytime in the game at odds of $4.20 (Ladbrokes).

TIP: Leroy Sane to score – $4.20 at Ladbrokes

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