Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview: Betting Tips & Predictions

By Tonyruik
Dec. 02, 2016

PREMIER LEAGUE

3 December 2016 • 12:30 • Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola (Appointed: Jul 1, 2016)

Team market value: 524,25 Mill. €

Avg. possession: 60.9%

Shots per match: 17.5

League scores: 29:12

Most valuable player: Kevin De Bruyne – 60,00 Mill. €

Best rated player: Nicolás Otamendi

Best goalscorer: Sergio Agüero (10 goals)

Player with most assists: Kevin De Bruyne (7 assists)

Latest 5 Matches

After a poor October, Manchester City defeated Barcelona 3-1, mainly thanks to two goals of Ilkay Gundogan and then Pep Guardiola´s team had 71% of possession and 25 shots against Middlesbrough, Sergio Aguero scored a goal in the first half, but defensive midfielder Marten de Roon, scored a goal in injury time and the match ended in a draw 1-1. In the next match Manchester City defeated Crystal Palace 1-2. It was a nice comeback for Yaya Toure, who scored both goals. Then Manchester City tied 1-1 with Monchengladbach and in the last match Sergio Aguero scored two goals and City won 1-2, after another great performance, but it should be noted, that they had the good fortune.

Stats

Manchester City have scored a goal in the first half in each of their last 6 matches.

In the last 5 matches of Manchester City have both teams scored at least a goal.

Manchester City are still unbeaten at Etihad Stadium in all competitions this season.

There have been over 2.5 goals in 9 of the last 13 league matches.

Missing players

Pep Guardiola should miss only injured Vincent Kompany, while Raheem Sterling is a doubt here.

Possible lineups (4-2-3-1)

Chelsea

Manager: Antonio Conte (Appointed: Jul 1, 2016)

Team market value: 522,30 Mill. €

Avg. possession: 53.8%

Shots per match: 16

League scores: 29:10

Most valuable player: Eden Hazard – 65,00 Mill. €

Best rated player: Eden Hazard

Best goalscorer: Diego Costa (10 goals)

Player with most assists: Nemanja Matic (6 assists)

Latest 5 Matches

After three wins in a row, with score 9:0, Chelsea lost against West Ham 2-1 in the EFL Cup, but in the next match Chelsea went back to winning ways and defeated Southampton 0-2. Then Chelsea destroyed Everton 5-0, mainly thanks to two goals of Eden Hazard, who was the best player of the match after the second in a row. In the next match Chelsea defeated Middlesbrough thanks to the only goal of the match, which has been scored by Diego Costa. The best goalscorer of Chelsea has scored a goal in each of the last 3 matches. In the last match Chelsea defeated Tottenham and got a very important three points, that give them one point leading over Liverpool and Manchester City. It was their 7th win in a row and only Christian Eriksen scored them a goal in those 7 matches.

Stats

Chelsea have won the last 7 league matches, in which they have conceded only one goal.

Chelsea have scored at least two goals in 6 of the last 7 league matches.

Diego Costa has scored a goal in 7 of the last 10 league matches.

There have been over 2.5 goals in 10 of the last 13 league matches.

Missing players

There are no news in the team of Chelsea, Antonio Conte can´t count with injured John Terry, while Kurt Zouma and John Obi Mikel are not ready to play.

Possible lineups (3-4-3)

Previous Meetings

Manchester City have won 6 of the last 8 matches at Etihad Stadium against Chelsea, which have won only once of the last 6 meetings together. Chelsea´s defense must be wary of Sergio Aguero, who has scored 4 goals in his last two league matches against Chelsea. Manchester City have also scored a goal against Chelsea in 11 of the last 12 matches. The last 3 meetings together have ended in an over 2.5 and in 10 of the last 11 matches have been scored a goal in the first half.

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