City have been unstoppable in recent weeks, destroying Tottenham 5-1 away from home last week to make it eight league wins in a row.
Chelsea, who slipped up against West Ham in the week, will attempt to do what no team in England has managed this season, and that’s to stop City from winning at home.
This game is rightfully being billed as the biggest match of the season, with the two favourites for the league meeting.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have the chance of jumping back to the top of the league with a victory tonight after Arsenal’s win on Sunday.
The Citizens will be without the injured Sergio Aguero, but coped fine without him earlier this season when he was sidelined. Paddy Power price the home side at 17/20 (1.85) to notch up another win at home.
Chelsea will be keen to bounce back from the disappointment of midweek and you can be sure Jose Mourinho will come into this match prepared for City.
Although he may set up his side to avoid losing, whether his squad can deal with the sheer fire power of City is another question. Chelsea are unbeaten in their last nine matches, winning seven of those games. Paddy Power price the visitors at 10/3 (4.33) to win the match. The same firm price the draw at 13/5 (3.60).
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The same firm are also running a money back special on this game. If Samuel Eto’o scores anytime, they will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast singles on the match.
Looking at bets that stand out in this match, it’s difficult to deviate from the price of City to win. Potential returns of 17/20 (1.85) is one of the longest prices they have been at home all season and considering their current run of form and record at the Etihad, it’s certainly tough to ignore.
City have been dynamic infront of goal this season, but have been prone to conceding a number of goals. The over 3.5 goals bet has been a favourite this season at the Etihad, paying out in 10 of their last 13 matches at home.
Whether Chelsea will shut up shop or go for the win is the main sticking point with this bet. With Mourinho keen to not lose, although the 7/4 (2.75) is hugely tempting, it’s probably worth looking elsewhere for a safer bet.
With the goals market worth staying away from, it draws you back to the price of City to win at 17/20 (1.85) which is just too good to turn down with Paddy Power. It’s also worth noting that City have won the last four encounters between the two sides in the league at the Etihad.
New Paddy Power customers can get an even better price of 7/2 (4.50) about a home win if they sign up before the start of tonight's game.
|Man City to win at 17/20 (1.85) 2pts with Paddy Power