Manchester City v Chelsea 16:00

Premier League, Sunday 21st May 2023

  • Met 155 times in the league before, Man City 54, Draws 39, Chelsea 62
  • Already played this season in the league, Chelsea 0-1 Man City
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Man City 1-0 Chelsea
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS (all comps)
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in the last 6 league head-to-heads
  • Man City have scored in 18 of their last 19 league games vs Chelsea
  • -Man City have won their last 5 vs Chelsea ‘to nil’
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) has scored in 4 of the last 9 league head-to-heads
  • Mahrez (Man City) has scored in the last 3 head-to-heads

Manchester City can move one step closer to winning the Premier League with a win over Chelsea on Sunday and if Arsenal don’t win over Forest on Saturday (and City win) the light blue side of Manchester will be champions again.

Next up for City is to host Chelsea at the Etihad on Sunday and the sides have already meet this season at Stamford Bridge – that ended Chelsea 0-1 Man City.

It was also 1-0 to City in this repeat fixture last season, so this popular scoreline at the moment is worth having on your radar at 8/1.

Following on from this, it’s also worth knowing that 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS, while both teams DIDN’T score in the last 6 league clashes either.

You can back Under 2.5 Goals at 6/4, with both sides (not) to score on the table at ¾.

The match betting is very one-sided, with City at ¼, the draw at 5/1 and Chelsea as big as 8/1 if you fancy the upset.

City often score when facing the Blues though – they’ve netted in 18 of their last 19 and with this in mind it’s no surprise they’ve also won their last 5 vs Chelsea ‘to nil’ – you cab back another City win without conceding at Evs.

The scoring markets are, of course, dominated by Erlin Haaland at 15/8 (1st) or ½ (anytime), but this this clash it’s been Kevin De Bruyne and Mahrez for City that have fired.

De Bruyne has netted in 4 of the last 9 league head-to-heads and can be backed at 15/2 (1st) or 12/5 (anytime), while Mahrez is 6/1 (1st) or 15/8 (anytime).

Overall, it’s hard to see City not winning this one against a Chelsea side that have struggled this season and probably

already have one eye on re-building for next term – having written this campaign off.

Therefore, a City win is very much on the cards – but at ¼ there are too short to back outright. Under 2.5 Goals is tempting, but if Chelsea rollover City could run riot.

So, we are going to stick with Man City to win ‘to nil’ here – a bet that’s paid out in their last 5 Chelsea clashes at Evs.