FA Cup Semi-Final Saturday 17th April 2021

Chelsea v Man City 17:30 (neutral ground)

– Already played in the league this season, Chelsea 1-3 Man City

– Met in the FA Cup 6 times, Chelsea 2, Draws 0, Man City 4

– Last met in the FA Cup (2016), Chelsea 5-1 Man City

– The last 4 league head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS

– Both teams scored in the last 3 head-to-heads

– Man City have won 6 of the last 9 head-to-heads

– Man City have scored in 12 of their last 13 league games vs Chelsea

– De Bruyne (Man City) has scored in the last 3 head-to-heads

– 1 DRAW in the last 14 head-to-heads

Premier League leaders, Man City, turn their attention to the FA Cup this weekend as they take on Chelsea in the semi-finals at Wembley Stadium.

City are still on for the quadruple, as they play in the EFL Cup Final later this month, look nailed on to win the league and are still in the hunt in the Champions League.

They are around 5/1 to win all four!

City will face a tricky FA Cup semi-final though if they want to keep their quad dreams alive, but City are the clear favourites in the outright match betting at 1.36, with Chelsea 3.00.

The 90 mins match betting sees Chelsea at 4.75, the Draw 3.75 and Man City 1.70 if you want better value, but don’t forget that being a cup game this clash could go to extra-time or penalties.

The sides have already met once in the league this season and that ended in a 1-3 away win at Stamford Bridge for Man City.

They met six times in the FA Cup too, with City holding the sway with 4 wins to Chelsea’s 2 – there have been no draws to date – this is also backed up with just one draw in the last 14 head-to-heads (all comps).

The last of those FA Cup meetings came in 2016 and Chelsea fans will gain hope from that clash ending in an easy 5-1 win for the Londoners.

It’s generally a meeting that produces goals too – the last four head-to-heads all went OVER 2.5 GOALS, so the 1.95 on offer on their being 3+ goals scored in the game looks fair value.

Both teams to score has also been a popular return when these sides have met – this has paid out in the last three clashes and is on offer at 1.90.

In terms of scorers, City’s Kevin de Bruyne has been the main man in this fixture – scoring in all of the last three and we can expect the Belgium man to be at the centre of things again this Saturday – he’s 6.50 to score first and 2.75 anytime.

Looking at Chelsea’s main men – Mason Mount has been in good for of late, so the 13.00 (1st) or 5.50 (anytime) is sure to appeal to many.

Overall, it’s a game that City should be expected to win, but having recently tasted defeat at the hands of Leeds, then this will give any opposition to them hope.

With that in mind, and with the form book often thrown out the window in the FA Cup, then the safter option might be just to play the goal markets. Both sides are scoring a lot of goals at the moment, then the Over 2.5 goals option catches the eye. However, we feel in a game that neither side have much to lose, then the BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE option at 1.90 is how we are going to play this one.