This Saturday, Manchester City receives Chelsea on the occasion of the 13th day of the Premier League. Nice poster to follow between two serious candidates on the podium.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Soccer Betting Picks
A two-time defending British champion, Manchester City should have a hard time retaining their crown this year. Indeed, 4th in the Premier League, the formation Mancunian already concedes 9 units behind the 1st place. After lining up 3 successive wins, the Citizens had a bad day on the last day, losing to current leader Liverpool (3-1). This is already the third loss conceded by City since the start of the championship, for 8 wins and 1 draw. The previous hiccups were suffered in Norwich (3-2) and against Wolverhampton (0-2).
Chelsea is currently 3rd in the Premier League and 1 point ahead of her opponent of the day. Despite a recruitment ban, the team is doing very well. After a sluggish start to the championship, the Blues impress all observers and they have also imposed in the last 6 days. They alternately beat Brighton (2-0), Southampton (1-4), Newcastle (1-0), Burnley (2-4), Watford (1-2) and Crystal Palace (2-0). They took advantage of an affordable schedule to get back on the podium.
The staff for Manchester City vs Chelsea
Manchester City have to contend with the suspension of the indispensable Bernardo Silva and the goals of goalkeeper No.1 Ederson, defense lawyer Laporte, important German winger Sané and left-back substitute Zinchenko, stranded in the infirmary . Strikers Sterling (7 goals in the league) and Aguero (9 goals) contribute a lot to the fact that the Citizens today have the best attack of the Premier League (35 goals scored).
Four elements are missing on the Chelsea side this weekend: Potential holders Rüdiger, Loftus-Cheek and Barkley and midfielder van Ginkel, all injured. Note however the return of suspension of the middle frame Jorginho. Tammy Abaham is the second top scorer in the league with 10 goals and scored his first international goal with the England team during the break.
The compositions for Manchester City vs Chelsea
The likely composition of Manchester City:
Bravo – Cancelo, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy – De Bruyne, Rodri, David Silva – Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling.
Absent: Ederson, Laporte, Sané, Zinchenko (injured), Bernardo Silva (suspended).
The probable tactical disposition (4-3-3):
Cancelo – Stones – Fernandinho – Mendy
From Bruyne – Rodri – David Silva
Mahrez – Aguero – Sterling
The likely composition of Chelsea:
Kepa – Azpilicueta, Zuma, Tomori, Emerson – Jorginho, Kante – Willian, Mount, Pulisic – Abraham.
Absent: Rüdiger, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, van Ginkel (injured).
The probable tactical disposition (4-2-3-1):
Azpilicueta – Zouma – Tomori – Emerson
Jorginho – Kanté
Willian – Mount – Pulisic
Key points for the match Manchester City vs Chelsea
– In the Top 4, the two teams are only separated by 1 small point in the standings.
Soccer Betting Picks Manchester City vs Chelsea
The Citizen are back to the wall, and have no right to chase a third cons-consecutive performance after the draw against Atalanta and defeat at Liverpool. But in front, the Blues represent a colossal strike force, and resisting them will not be easy. Our experts rely on a meeting with strong offensive potential, with at least one goal on both sides.
Betting Picks: Both teams to score