Manchester City v Chelsea Premier League Betting Tips 15/01/2022
Manchester City host Chelsea at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon in what could be the game of the season so far, so time for our Manchester City v Chelsea Premier League Betting Tips 15/01/2022. Current Premier League champions Manchester City hold a ten-point lead at the top of the table. While Chelsea are in second place and lead the chasing pack. A win for the Blues could give them a slim chance of catching City, but a win for the Citizens would give them a commanding lead heading into the second half of the campaign. This huge title grudge match kicks off at 12:30, and it will be shown live on BT Sport.
Man City comfortable beat Swindon 4-1 in the FA Cup on Friday to extend their winning streak to seven. The Citizens are also on an 11-match winning streak in the Premier League, with five wins coming at the Etihad. Chelsea progressed to the EFL Cup final after a 3-0 aggregate win against Tottenham on Wednesday. Chelsea has won their last three after a 5-1 win against Chesterfield and a 2-0 victory against Spurs in the EFL Cup first leg.
City defender John Stones is back in contention after a recent knock. Phil Foden and Oleksandr Zinchenko may miss out again due to COVID. Riyad Mahrez is also unavailable as he is on AFCON duty. Chelsea’s defenders Reece James (hamstring) and Ben Chilwell (knee) are out for the foreseeable future. Trevor Chalobah (hamstring) is also sidelined, while goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is also doubtful due to COVID.
Matchwinner Betting Odds
Man City come into this title clash as favourites due to their impressive winning run in the Premier League. However, Chelsea will take confidence from their recent form against City as they hope to cause an upset. The Blues have won three of the last four meetings between the sides, including a 1-0 victory in the Champions League final last season. But the West London club still remain outsiders at 22/5, provided by VBet. A draw may be more likely at the Etihad. Chelsea has drawn four of their last five matches in the Premier League, and they have also recorded draws in their last two. Bet365 will provide 3/1 odds for a tie in Manchester. On current form, it is impossible to ignore City. The reigning champions have won 14 of their last 15 in all competitions, and they have won their last seven on home soil. At 7/10, Betfred will provide the best value for a home win this weekend.
Over/Under Goals Bet
With little value backing a City win outright, looking at the under/over total goals market could create more profit. The Citizens have been free-flowing at home this season, netting the most goals in the league (31). The Manchester club has also seen over 2.5 goals in six of their last seven home matches, and SBK will offer the best odds for another high scorer at 16/19. Often, these matches lead to tight encounters, especially as a win or loss for either side could dent their title hopes. The sides have seen under 2.5 goals in three of their last four matches, with the last two meetings ending in 1-0 scorelines. As a result, our tip is to go for a low scorer and back under 2.5 goals. At 11/10 odds, Boylesports will provide the best value in the total goals market.
Anytime Goalscorer Betting Tips
A moment of brilliance could decide this tie on Saturday, and there are plenty of top-quality players capable of the spectacular. City and Chelsea’s goals this season have been spread amongst the squad, with no out-and-out goalscorers. However, Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku comes with good value for an anytime goal. The Belgian has returned to the squad recently after a misjudged interview, and he has netted two in his last four. At 3/1, provided by Unibet, there are decent potential returns for another Lukaku goal. But our tip is to go with City’s Raheem Sterling. The England forward has scored four in his last five matches, and he scored in the 2-1 loss against Chelsea at the Etihad last season. Unibet again will provide the best returns at 2/1.
City will be in a strong position to run away with the Premier League title with a victory against Chelsea. The hosts are the favourites, but they will need to be at their best to defeat Tuchel’s well-drilled Chelsea. Hopefully you have enjoyed our free Manchester City v Chelsea Premier League Betting Tips 15/01/2022 and found it useful and interesting, but please remember we can never guarantee any of our betting tips as winning bets. What we try and do though is to find genuine betting tips that we think have a great chance of winning but also provide good betting value that will hopefully lead to long term betting profits.
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