Manchester City

Manchester City vs Chelsea

, KO: 17:30 Feb 17, 2024, Etihad Stadium
Chelsea

MANCHESTER CITY will be targeting a seventh straight victory in the Premier League when they entertain Chelsea at the Etihad on Saturday evening.

Pep Guardiola’s side were made to work hard for all three points in their 2-0 win over Everton last weekend, on an afternoon where my recommended Bet Builder landed.

That latest league victory kept City on the coattails of Liverpool, though the Reds will have the chance to lay down the gauntlet to their title rivals when they head to Brentford on Saturday lunchtime.

The Citizens will return to their Etihad base this weekend following a comfortable 3-1 win away at FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

As for Chelsea, they claimed a morale-boosting 3-1 win away at London neighbours Crystal Palace on Monday night, much to the delight of our man Mark who delivered a Selhurst Park clean sweep.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have now won their last two away matches but it's going to be a very tall order for them to make it a hat-trick of road wins this weekend.

Outright Betting

Manchester City are lowly 1/3 with Bet 365 favourites to make it 12 wins on the spin across all competitions.

The reverse fixture ended all square but a repeat here is an unfancied 9/2 (PaddyPower) while a Chelsea success is also deemed unlikely at 15/2 (PaddyPower).

Betting Angles

Finding a way to make Man City pay is rarely a straightforward task but backing the hosts to prevail and Erling Haaland to get on the scoresheet holds plenty of appeal here at 20/23 on Bet 365.

As already alluded, City have some serious momentum right now and they should have too much firepower for a Chelsea team that remains a work in progress.

Whilst the Blues have bagged noteworthy away wins at Crystal Palace and Aston Villa in their last two outings, prior to that they were on the wrong end of a pair of 4-1 and 4-2 pastings from both Liverpool and Wolves respectively.

What’s more, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have failed to shutout their opponents in 15 of their last 17 Premier League matches, which doesn’t augur well ahead of a trip to the Etihad.

As such, I’m happy to get the hosts onside here, but to boost the price up to 20/23 (Bet 365), I’ll also back Erling Haaland to hit the back of the net.

The Citizens sharpshooter struck twice in last week’ 2-0 win over Everton last Saturday, not to mention this combination has clicked in eight of the 13 league games in which Haaland has started this season so far.

I’m also prepared to have a small play on Man City to score Over 2.5 goals on Saturday evening at 23/20 on 888Sport.

Pep Guardiola’s star-studded side have hit 3+ goals in in four of their last six league games and they are certainly capable of racking up three strikes against a brittle Blues backline that have leaked four goals in two of their last three top-flight fixtures.

This match between Manchester City and Chelsea will be played on Feb 17, 2024 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best Manchester City vs Chelsea prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Manchester City vs Chelsea Betting Tips & Predictions
Manchester City to Win & Erling Haaland to Score Anytime
20/23
Bet365
Over 2.5 Man City Goals
23/20
888Sport
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