Manchester City v Chelsea Preview

February 14, 2014 | By

Ladbrokes - £50 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountFA Cup 5th round action Saturday Evening comes from the Etihad Stadium and features Manchester City versus Chelsea.

View our Betting Preview, Match Odds, Tips and Predictions for the game which can be seen Live on ITV 1 High Definition with a scheduled 17:15pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Manchester City v Chelsea Preview, FA Cup, Saturday, February 15th 2014

Free scoring Manchester City will be the hosts to Chelsea in the 5th round of the Fa Cup . The Saturday evening game will be a repeat of the premier league clash that took place just 11 days ago which Chelsea edged 1-0 at the Etihad stadium. Manchester City have only lost 1 of there last 10 games in all competitions drawing 2 and winning 7.

Chelsea are unbeaten in there last 10 encounters winning 8 and drawing 2. With both teams being in excellent form I expect the match to be very cagey. With Arsenal playing Liverpool in this cup round both Manchester City and Chelsea will see it as a opportunity to turn themselves into clear favourites by advancing to the next round. Which would see just one other top four Premier league club involved.

Manchester City Team News:

Manchester City will be without a few key players approaching the game against Chelsea. Nastasic will miss the game with a knee injury, Fernandinho with a muscle strain, Garcia has also picked up a knock but the most noticeable absentee for City is the Loss of Aguero who is still out with a hamstring injury. Samir Nasri is also a doubt and will be doing a late fitness test.

Chelsea Team News:

Club captain John Terry will miss the game with a muscle injury, Marco Van Ginkel will be unavailable as he is recovering from a knee injury. Gary Cahill also faces a late fitness test to see if he can take part in arguably the biggest game in this round of the cup.

Manchester City v Chelsea Head to Head Statistics:

Saturday evening game from the Etihad stadium will be the 135th meeting between the two sides over the years, of which Manchester City have won 44 ( 31 at the Etihad stadium), Chelsea have won 54 (19 at the Etihad stadium) with the other 36 games ending in a draw (16 at the Etihad stadium).

The previous 5 games played between the two clubs show Manchester City winning 3 and Chelsea winning 2 meaning none of the games have ended in draws.

03/02/14 PRL Manchester City – Chelsea 0 : 1
27/10/13 PRL Chelsea – Manchester City
2 : 1
25/05/13 FRI Manchester City – Chelsea 5 : 3
24/05/13 FRI Chelsea – Manchester City 3 : 4
14/04/13 FAC Chelsea – Manchester City
1 : 2

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

375 goals have been scored in the previous 134 games played between the two clubs which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.74 and with 176 of these having came from the Etihad in the previous 66 matches played, this provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.66.

Both of the average goals per game statistic are over 2.5 which suggests 2 or 3 goals may be scored during this game.

Manchester City v Chelsea Recent Form (Left to Right)

Manchester City: L W W D W

Chelsea: W W D W W

Chelsea have a slight advantage on the recent form seeing them win 4 of there recent 5 games and drawing the other. Manchester City have won 3 of the last 5 with 1 loss coming against Chelsea and then 1 draw.

Manchester City v Chelsea Match Betting Odds Market

Manchester City will be looking for revenge from their 0-1 defeat in the Premiership match against Chelsea in this one and the online bookmakers seem to think they will achieve it and currently have the hosts a best price of 13/10 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) to win this game on saturday evening.

The Draw is currently a best price of 13/5 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers) and is certainly a possible outcome of this game between two of the best sides in the English Premiership this season and it may be worth while getting something on this as your main saver bet.

Chelsea will obviously be dissapointed with their 1-1 draw against West Brom midweek and will look at this game as a real chance to stamp their authority on who is the best side in the Premiership this season and with their opponents missing a couple of key players for this game they do look the value play here at a best price of 12/5 with Betfred (£25 Free Bets for New Customers).

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Manchester City v Chelsea Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

With there being an average goals scored ratio of (2.66) at the Etihad stadium and both teams wanting to progress to the next round of the cup I would expect to see 2 or 3 goals in this one, therefore I would predict 2 or 3 total match goals with the best price of EVS currently available at paddy power.

With Manchester city’s home form and cup form being a cut above most and negredo scoring in most of the cup games he has played in, I would take negredo to score the first goal here and man city to go on and win the match at what looks generous odds of 6/1 currently available with Coral for the 28 year old Spaniard to open the scoring for the hosts.

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