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Manchester City vs Chelsea BlackBet Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview, and predictions

09:57 GMT 15/01/2022
Kyle Walker of Manchester City is tackled by Kai Havertz of Chelsea
The Citizens will be aiming at extending their lead when they host fellow title challengers the Blues in an early kick-off

Manchester City will be hosting Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at the Etihad Stadium.

This will be a massive opportunity for the Blues to narrow the gap between them and the leaders, and underline their seriousness in challenging for the league title this season.

Manchester City vs Chelsea Latest Odds

The league leaders have been winning convincingly at home and have registered five consecutive wins in as many home league matches. They are priced at (1.73) to win the match with BlackBet.

The Blues have won three out of their last five away league matches, losing once and drawing once as well. They are backed to win on Saturday at (4.70).

The chances of the match ending in a draw are tipped at (3.85).

Manchester City vs Chelsea Team News

Riyad Mahrez is not available for the champions since he is representing Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations. The match has come early for defender John Stones who is back from injury. The team might also miss several players owing to fresh Covid-19 cases.

The Londoners will have to do without Edouard Mendy who is at Afcon, while Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, and Reece James are joined on the sidelines by Andreas Christensen who is Covid-19 positive.

Manchester City vs Chelsea Match Preview

Following their 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge earlier this season, Man City are looking to secure the league double over Chelsea for the fourth time, previously doing so in 2009-10, 2015-16 and 2017-18.

Chelsea won this exact fixture 2-1 last season, last winning consecutive away league games against the Citizens during a run of four between 2005 and 2008.

This will be the 50th top-tier meeting between the two teams; City won just three of their first 25 against Chelsea, drawing four and losing 18 but have since won 12 of the last 24, drawing three and losing nine.

Manchester City vs Chelsea Tips and Predictions

City have scored 19 goals in their last five home matches in the league and conceded just four, while Chelsea have scored 10 goals in five away league games and conceded five.

Pundits can take an offer of over 2.5 goals at (1.83) with BlackBet.

Over 2.5 goals at (1.83) with BlackBet.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.