Man City v Chelsea Tips | 16th August 2015 | Sky Sports 1

0

THE Week 2 highlight takes place on Sunday as last season’s Top 2 clash at the Etihad. Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) gives us his view.

Man City v Chelsea | Sunday 16:00 | Sky Sports 1

Well those of us on the Chelsea-to-win-the-title-and-Man-City-to-flop bandwagon took a massive kick in the John Stones last week when the Blues dropped two points at home to Swansea and City squashed West Brom in a brutal display. Have I really got it massively wrong?!

Man City have been backed in all week into a skinny looking 23/20 to win this match while Chelsea have taken a walk out to 14/5. That’s the biggest price the Blues have been in the league since April 2014 when they went off almost 9/2 against Liverpool in that epic encounter.

Chelsea are up against it. It’s been a torrid week for the club with internal issues regarding their medical team becoming the story of the week. Their goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois misses this game after being sent off last week and they’ve relinquished their position as title favs just three days into the campaign. Ugh.

Isn’t this when Jose Mourinho teams come out fighting though? Isn’t this when his don’t-lose-at-all-counts policy kicks into action? Their only domestic crisis last season was on New Years Day when Tottenham beat them 5-3 and that resulted in them standing strong and not losing another league game for four and a half months.

Man City also seem to have a point to prove as we saw last Monday and it they obviously have a clear desire to stick a middle finger up at doubters like me. So all in all this looks a combustible affair. And that’s not even referencing the deep mutual disrespect amongst the managers.

A victory here for Man City could see them hit the cusp of odds on for the title. It would put down a massive marker for the title. Stubbornly I’m not willing to completely re-evaluate my view on the season after one game and can’t back them at those cramped odds.

Instead I’m siding with the draw here at 28/11 with BetBright and I’ll top that up with punts on the 1-1 and 2-2 scoreline. Both games were 1-1 draws last season and with so much attacking flair on display I’m sure we’ll see goals. Unlike many I’m not willing to lose faith in Chelsea after the week of hell they’ve endured.

Best Bets

Man City v Chelsea – Draw (28/11 BetBright)

Man City v Chelsea – 1-1 Draw (13/2 BetVictor)

Man City v Chelsea – 2-2 Draw (17/1 BetVictor)

6/1 Man City or 8/1 Chelsea? Plus A Surprise From Us!

Ladbrokes are running an excellent offer for the big match on Sunday.

Join up and you’ll be able to back City at 6/1 or Chelsea at 8/1.

Open an account here and we’ll also give you the chance to win a cash prize! Email us at [email protected] and we’ll be in touch.

WLB_Post_FirstBet_March

Want TWO Free Bets And £10 Cash?

We’re offering two free bets and £10 instant cash to all readers that register for a betting account with any of our nominated partners via this page.

Simply sign-up to Ladbrokes, 888Sport, 10bet or LeoVegas via any of the links on this page, deposit and place your first bet (min £5) and drop us a line at [email protected].

We’ll then arrange for two free bets to be dropped into your betting accounts and we’ll also cover your first bet with instant cash up to £10.

Remember folks, if you ever want to join a new bookmaker give us a shout – no other site will give you extra bonuses like we do at WLB!

Current Offers

888Sport

888Sport

Get treble the odds on your first bet when you sign-up at 888Sport10/10
Bet365

Bet365

Claim up to £200 in bonuses when you join Bet36510/10
Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes

Claim a £50 Welcome Bonus when you join Ladbrokes. Use code 'F50'10/10
Share.

About Author

Profile photo of Chris Graham

Chris first got interested in betting back in 2000 when he began working in betting shops throughout Scotland. He has remained in the industry ever since, specialising in marketing and PR roles. Outside of betting, his interests are listening to Blur and following Queen Of The South.

Leave A Reply