Chelsea v Manchester City Preview

October 25, 2013 | By

skybet_promo_new English Premiership action Sunday Lunch Time comes from Stamford Bridge Stadium and features Chelsea versus Manchester City.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 16:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Chelsea v Manchester City Preview, Premiership, Sunday 27th October 2013

Chelsea head into this game having had a decent enough start to their new season under Jose Mourinho and fans will be happy enough with their second place position in the league table, but this will be by far their hardest game of the season so far and their title ambitions could be decided on the outcome of this one on sunday afternoon.

Manchester City head into the game as the Premiership’s leading goalscorers with an impressive 20 goals scored from the opening 8 matches played and those sort of statistics are going to have all the City players brimming with confidence of winning this game and with it setting their own sites or taking back their Premiership Crown from Manchester United this season.

Chelsea v Manchester City Team News

Chelsea Team News:

Jose Mourinho has a couple of players missing this game through injury. Tomas Kalas is still some weeks away of returning to the squad as he continues to receive treatment for a leg problem and Marco Van Ginkel is out with a knee injury. Other than these two players though the hosts have a full squad to choose from which is likely to feature Fernando Torres leading the attack up front with support in behind coming from Hazard, Mata and either Oscar or Willain in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Midfielder Oscar is the clubs current top goalscorer with 4.

Manchester City Team News:

The visitors will only be missing Vincent Kompany from their squad as he continues to recover from a thigh problem. Midfielder Martin Demichelis has now returned to the squad after injury, but is still lacking match fitness and doesn’t look likely to feature in what should be a 4-4-2 formation with Sergio Aguero and Negredo leading the attack up front with support from midfield being provided by Silva, Ya Ya Toure, Nasri and Fernandinho.

Striker Sergio Aguero is the clubs current top goalscorer so far this season with 6.

Chelsea v Manchester City Head to Head Statistics

Sunday lunch time’s game from Stamford Bridge Stadium will become the 133rd meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Chelsea have won 52 times, Manchester City have won 44 times and there has been 36 draws.

The head to head statistics table below shows the last 5 matches played between the two sides and as you can see from the data Manchester City have dominated the proceedings having won 4 from the 5 played with the remaining game having finished all square.

25/05/13 CLF Manchester City – Chelsea 5 : 3
24/05/13 CLF Chelsea – Manchester City
3 : 4
14/04/13 FAC Chelsea – Manchester City 1 : 2
24/02/13 PRL Manchester City – Chelsea 2 : 0
25/11/12 PRL Chelsea – Manchester City
0 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

371 goals have been scored in the previous 132 matches played between these two clubs over the years which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.81 which suggests this game should see at least a couple of goals scored come sunday afternoon.

Chelsea v Manchester City Recent Form (Left to Right)

Chelsea: D W W W W

Manchester City: L  L W W W

Both clubs have been in very good for recently, but Chelsea just have the edge having won 4 and drawn 1 of their previous 5 matches played and remaining unbeaten.

Chelsea are on a run of 3 successive victories on the bounce, but have lost their other 2.

Chelsea v Manchester City Match Betting Odds Market.

Chelsea are the clear favourites with the online bookmakers to win this game on sunday afternoon with a best price of 7/5 with Paddy Power (£50 Free Bets for New Customers) currently available which will no doubt attract plenty of support with the form they are in of late.

The Draw has only happened once in the previous five meetings, so I can’t honestly see too many punters taking the 5/2 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) on offer.

Manchester City do look likely to score in this game as they have been pretty impressive in front of goal so far this season having scored twenty times, so their current best price of 9/4 with Coral (£50 Free Bets for New Customers) does look decent value considering their domination over Chelsea in recent seasons.

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

If the last couple of meetings between these two clubs are anything to go by, then this game on sunday afternoon could turn out to be a goal fest as with Manchester City the league’s current top goalscorers and Chelsea having Fernando Torres finally having re-discovered his shooting boots this game does seem to suggest a few goals will be scored.

Manchester City have not been beaten by Chelsea in the last seven meetings between the two clubs and that statistic will certainly be at the back of every Chelsea players mind come matchday and with the way Sergio Aguero is smashing them in this season the Chelsea defence look likely to be kept extremely busy sunday afternoon.

A difficult game to be really confident of predicting a clear winner from, so the sensible option does seem to be the goals markets as with the average goals per game statistics suggesting at least a couple betting markets like Both Teams to Score, Over 2.5 Goals, Anytime Goalscorer and Team to Score in Both Halves could be the key to the value here.

The Verdict

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