The Etihad/City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Saturday 23rd November.
Kick-off: 17:30 (UK).
English Premier League.
TV: Sky Sports Premier League & Sky Sports Main Event (UK).
Man City will be looking to bounce back after a 3-1 defeat to title rivals Liverpool in their previous game. They surprisingly find themselves in 4th place behind Leicester and their in-form opponents Chelsea. If you think Man City will pip Liverpool once again to the Premier League title, STS are offering odds of 9/4.
Chelsea are flying in the league; they have won their last six games and have overtaken Man City to be in 3rd place. However, one criticism of this Chelsea side is that all six victories have been against teams you’d expect them to defeat, and they have struggled against the top teams in the Premier and Champions League. This is the perfect opportunity to show everyone they are credible title challengers and not just flat-track bullies. They are currently 6/1 to get a shock victory at the Etihad.
H2H & Tactics
Chelsea will want to avoid a repeat of last season’s result in the same fixture; they were comprehensively beaten 6-0 at the City of Manchester Stadium – their heaviest defeat of the Premier League era. Argentine striker Sergio Aguero scored a hattrick in that match, and STS have odds of 6/1 for his team to score over 4.5 goals again. The pattern of this match will likely follow all other Man City games where they dominate possession by not allowing their opponents a sniff of the ball. Chelsea will have to be clinical with their chances to come away with victory. Finishing off their chances is something they have struggled with this season, missing 26 big chances so far, only behind their opponents who have missed 33 big chances in their matches until now.
Kevin de Bruyne: The current assist leader in the league; he will be the player looking to make the difference again to get his club’s title challenge back on track.
Fikayo Tomori: This is likely to be the busiest match of his career to date. Can he establish himself in the England lineup by keeping out the Manchester attack?
Chelsea: Antonio Rüdiger, Ross Barkley, Pedro and Marco van Ginkel.
Man City: Leroy Sané, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ederson.
We believe Manchester City will get their title campaign up and running again with victory over Chelsea and we’re tipping a Man City win with both teams to score at 27/20.
Whatever you bet on, enjoy the game and don’t forget that our prices are subject to fluctuation. Please check the STS Sports Betting page for the latest odds. You can also bet live on STS!