Chelsea vs Manchester City Betting Preview & Tips


MAN CITY travel to Chelsea on Sunday in the Premier League. Tom Love (@TomLove_18) shares his betting thoughts.

Chelsea vs Manchester City | Sunday 3rd January 2021, 16:30 | Sky Sports

Frank Lampard came into second favourite in the Sack Race last week after a disappointing December for the Blues. It may seem a bit harsh on the Chelsea legend but he has spent a lot in the summer and failing to get the most out of German duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz isn’t a great look on him.

Chelsea are actually closer to 15th place in terms of points, than they are to Manchester United, a damning indictment of their efforts this season.

Defensively Chelsea have been pretty strong all season but then again so have Manchester City. Both attacks have failed to fire too often and although this looks like a cracking game on paper, the stats point to a low scoring affair at the bridge.

City have seen Under 2.5 Goals in 11 of their last 12 league games, which is incredible given the depth of attacking talent in their squad. Pep Guardiola has obviously worked on making them harder to score against, maybe taking heed from Liverpool’s success last season, built on solid foundations.

They’ve conceded the fewest goals in the league and will no doubt fancy themselves for another clean sheet here. Many will be looking at the 11/8 on the visitors with great interest but I do feel the draw could be a runner with low goals expected. Instead, I’ll head to the Bet Builder market on bet365 and combined underUnder 4 Goals, Over 0 Chelsea Cards, Over 0 Manchester City Cards which pays 20/21 Bet365.

Anthony Taylor is the referee here and he’s averaging around 3.8 cards per-game this season in all competitions. Both these sides tend to pick up a few cards in games against the big guns too.

Best Bets

Chelsea vs Manchester City – Under 4 Goals, Over 0 Chelsea Cards, Over 0 Manchester City Cards (20/21 Bet365)

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I was first interested in the betting industry by doing the odd coupon at 18 - when I’d see a team at odds I didn’t expect it sparked my curiosity as to why that was. I’d go and research everything around that club: form, team news, manager quotes, and try give my own price in an aim to out-do the bookies. I personally enjoy punting on the Football League and European competitions. I like to diversify what markets I bet on so sometimes it’s outrights, goals, player cards etc. The Football League angle comes from being an avid Bradford City fan which has its ups (reaching a League Cup final and beating Chelsea in the FA Cup) and its downs (The entirety of 2018). Hobbies of mine include playing football, cross country running, travelling and playing Football Manager.

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