Last Updated on November 9, 2023 10:25 pm by Erwin Noguera
We dive into matchday 12 in the Premier League to see the team who just took the first place, Manchester City, trying to continue to build upon their winning streak as they face Chelsea.
The Blues may not look like much as they are in the 10th spot with 4 wins, 3 draws, and 4 losses. However, they come from a surprising upset after smashing the previous leader, Tottenham, with a 4-1 score.
The Citizens are the new leaders due to the opportunity left by, precisely, Chelsea’s upset against Tottenham. They come in with 9 wins, no draws, and 2 losses, wanting to show who is the strongest team in England again.
Sunday, November 12, 11:30 PM ET at the Stamford Bridge
Manchester City -131
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Why Bet on Chelsea?
Chelsea know they must improve against Manchester City on Sunday despite a thumping derby win last time out against Tottenham. They have lost the last six games against this opponent in all competitions, meaning they have years without beating them. Precisely, their last win was in the Champions League final that both protagonized.
The Blues ran out 4-1 winners to end rivals Spurs’ unbeaten run in a chaotic London clash on Monday night. However, they still flattered to deceive for large periods against nine men before Nicolas Jackson’s hat trick finally settled the game in injury time.
Why Bet on Manchester City?
City will be licking their lips at Chelsea’s struggles as they plot a seventh consecutive win over the London side across all competitions. They come from having hit struggling Bournemouth for six before sealing their place in the Champions League knockout stages with two games to spare.
The team’s inability to perform well without Rodri is still a matter of concern, as an injury to the midfield maestro seems like an easy way to see their season crash to earth in flames. However, with him they look like the best team by a mile, so we cannot help but see a dark future for Chelsea.
Final Betting Analysis: Chelsea vs. Manchester City
Chelsea is still nursing one of the longest injury lists in the league but will hope to have Armando Broja to call upon this weekend. Even so, Jackson will have earned the right to keep his place after his treble against Spurs. Levi Colwill was withdrawn at half-time against Tottenham, but that was a tactical decision, while Mykhailo Mudryk is fit again. Should Mauricio Pochettino opt to switch up his forward line?
Manchester City have the best defensive record in the Premier League. With Ederson and his backline at the helm, they have conceded just eight goals across the opening 11 fixtures.
As mentioned above, Pep Guardiola’s team has beaten Chelsea in their last six competitive clashes without conceding a goal. We are expecting things to go similarly when these two clash.
Go for a victory for the visitors at -131. If you bet $100 at such odds, you could get 76.34 for a total payout of $176.34.
Chelsea vs. Manchester City Betting Pick: Manchester City