2016-17 EPL: Man City vs Chelsea Betting Tips

December 2, 2016 by Posted in Betting Tips, Soccer Tips

Man City vs Chelsea

It’s a top-of-the-table clash in 2016-17 English Premier League (EPL) season when Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will play host to Antonio Conte’s Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, November 3.

EPL Season so far

Guardiola has started the season well with his City side before a barren spell saw them replaced by Liverpool and Chelsea. After 13 games, City have 30 points and are just one point off the perch.

That perch is occupied by their visitors of the weekend – Chelsea. The Blues are in the midst of a brilliant run of games, obviously helped by their absence from European action. With 31 points from 13 games, Chelsea are the team to beat in the Premier League this year!

Can Guardiola stop Conte in his tracks?

City have high ambitions from Guardiola this season and true to the expectations, the revered manager has set the right pace. The form of Sergio Aguero has been a blessing although reportedly there are frictions over his long term future at the club. The icing on the cake is the return of midfield general Yaya Toure after a tumultuous period with Pep.

Chelsea had a very ordinary start to the season and it was only when they switched to a back-three formation that they started firing. It was a master stroke from Conte who has seen his team go more than 500 minutes without conceding – a record broken only in the last game against Tottenham. With Diego Costa in fine mettle and Eden Hazard and Pedro looking in their best form, Conte seems to have the squad to beat City.

Man City vs Chelsea Prediction

There’s no beating the fact that Blues will be tough to beat. They are making very few mistakes and it’s tough to see how they can suddenly turn sour this weekend. Although City have the skill to unlock the tight Chelsea defence, backing the Blues to win this encounter looks a very good deal. At these current odds, Chelsea to win is a value punt.

Tip: Chelsea to win – $3.50 at CrownBet

Not long ago, the Blues were looking at the prospect of losing Costa in the transfer market. Credit to the Spaniard who responded by staying back and fighting for his place this season. This clash will obviously be seen as Costa versus Aguero – one which the Spaniard will feel confident of edging out. Costa is perhaps a good punt to find the back of the net anytime in the match.

Tip: Diego Costa to score a goal – $2.35 at CrownBet

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