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Chelsea vs Manchester City: Prediction and Betting Tips
Chelsea need to get back their defensive steeliness
The Blues qualified for the semi-finals after winning four matches. They had three clean sheets and scored ten goals conceding one. They played against two teams from the Championship (Luton and Barnsley) one from the Premier League (Sheffield United) and one from the football league two (Morecambe).
Chelsea have been on very good form since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel back in January and have just two defeats in 18 matches under the German coach’s supervision. They qualified for the UEFA Champions League semi-final on Wednesday after eliminating FC Porto 2-1 on aggregate.
Tuchel’s defense seems to have lost their focus lately though as they have conceded in three of their last four games. The blues need to be at their best defensively against the Premier League’s best scoring side if they want to reach the final and make up for their defeat in last year’s final against Arsenal.
Manchester City’s four front battle continues
City are edging closer to their dream four titles in one season. They are comfortably leading the Premier League with 11 points, will play Tottenham in the EFL cup final, like their opponents they reached the UEFA Champions League semi-final, and have this match as an obstacle to reach to their 12th FA Cup final.
On the road to the semi-final, City beat Birmingham, Cheltenham, Swansea, and Everton. They scored 11 goals and conceded two goals with two clean sheets. City have one defeat in their last eight matches in all competitions. Pep Guardiola will be concerned with his team’s fitness after battling on four fronts all season.
The Citizens will want to do better than last season in the FA Cup when they lost to Arsenal in the Semis. They will enter the game knowing they beat Chelsea in the Premier League this season at Stamford Bridge 3-1. A cup tie is different though and they have to be at their best.
- Manchester City have scored in their last eight matches in all competitions
- Chelsea have scored in five of their last six matches
Chelsea vs Manchester City Prediction
Both of these teams have their ambitions in winning this trophy. Chelsea are always awaited to win any trophy with their Russian owner Abramovich. While The Citizens will do their best to win anything that comes their way this season and there is plenty to win from.
Coming into this match, both have been scoring regularly and have proved to find the back of the net against tough oppositions. We therefore will back both teams to score in this match.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Both Teams To Score Yes 1.85 or 17/20 at William Hill
Under 2.5 Total Match Goals 1.80 or ⅘ at William Hill
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