Manchester City
Manchester City
VS
Chelsea FC
Chelsea FC
England
England
Premier League
15.01.2022
13:30
Ended
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Etihad Stadium
Manchester

Manchester City - Chelsea FC ai prediction 15.01.2022 Premier League

Matchday 22 in the Premier League features the clash between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium. In our preview of Manchester City vs. Chelsea FC, you will receive all the important details and facts about this Premier League fixture. We will begin with an analysis of the current form of the two teams.

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Manchester City emerged the winner in 5 of their last 5 league games (5 wins, 0 draws, 0 defeats. In 10 games on home turf in the current Premier League season 2021/2022, Manchester City have won 8 times, with 1 match ending in a draw, and 1 game ending in defeat (Goal difference 31:6).

In their last 5 Premier League fixtures, Chelsea FC have won 1 game (1 win, 4 draws, 0 defeats). In all previous Premier League matches away from home, Chelsea FC have a positive record: 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat - Goal difference 20:6.

A head-to-head comparison of the two teams in their last five Premier League clashes shows that Manchester City managed to get 2 wins, while in 3 matches, Chelsea FC snatched the three points. In 0 encounters between the two teams, the points were shared. If we solely focus on the home record of Manchester City against Chelsea, the stats are as follows: 3 wins Manchester City, 0 draws and 2 wins for Chelsea FC.

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All roads will be leading to the Etihad Stadium this Saturday lunchtime as defending champions and table toppers Manchester City welcome their nearest challengers in one of the of the most anticpated matchups this season.

The Citizens have opened up a 10 point gap over the chasing pack and they could well turn put a dagger to the title aspirations of Chelsea and the rest of the other pretenders to the title with a win here.

Bet365 Bonus and Gbets have interesting betting options for this game and we will take a look at a couple of them for today’s betting tips in this preview.

MANCHESTER CITY

Pep Guardiola’s charges have been on a hot streak of 11 straight Premier League wins that has left the rest of the league huffing and puffing as they try to keep pace with them. The last of these wins was a fortuitous one though and Pep admitted as much as they came back from a goal down against Arsenal with an injury time winner to edge them 2-1 in a match that was filled with drama and controversy.

That win coupled with recent stutters from their challengers in their matches saw them create a 10 point cushion atop the standings and they have a chance to create even more separation here.

Man City have been splendid at the Etihad and with this being their first Premier League home match of 2022 here, their expectant fans will be hoping for room service, although it won’t be as smooth sailing as they come up against a Chelsea side that has given them problems in their recent match-ups.

CHELSEA

Chelsea’s title credentials will be put to a serious test when they come up against runaway leaders here at the Etihad. They have stumbled a bit in their recent matches with just win and 4 draws in their last 5 league games, a slump that City took maximum advantage of to open up the massive lead at the top.

Tuchel got the better of Tottenham’s Antonio Conte in their two legged EFL Cup semifinal, winning both games in a 3-0 aggregate victory to book their ticket to the final against either Liverpool or Arsenal. He will be hoping they can carry some momentum from the morale boosting wins into this match.
 
The Blues lost 1-0 to City at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season and they will be confident coming into this match as they had won the previous three straight games against Pep’s men, including a 2-1 win here last season.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS

MANCHESTER CITY

  • Ederson
  • Walker
  • Cancelo
  • Dias
  • Laporte
  • De Bruyne
  • Rodri
  • Gundogan
  • Gabriel Jesus
  • Sterling
  • Silva
  • COACH: Pep Guardiola
  • MISSING PLAYERS: Delap (Foot), Mendy (Suspended), Zinchenko (COVID-19), Foden (COVID-19), Mahrez (AFCON), Stones (Knock)

CHELSEA

  • Arizzabalaga
  • Christensen
  • Silva
  • Rudiger
  • Azpilicueta
  • Hudson-Odoi
  • Kovacic
  • Jorginho
  • Mount
  • Lukaku
  • Werner
  • COACH: Thomas Tuchel
  • MISSING PLAYERS: Chalobah (Thigh injury), Chilwell (Knee injury), Mendy (AFCON), James (Thigh injury)

MANCHESTER CITY VS CHELSEA PREDICTIONS

This will be a classic chess match. Both teams have been in a great run of form. Man City have railed off 7 straight wins while Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 11 games across all competitions (6W, 5D). Both teams have been solid defensively, City leading the league with the fewest goals allowed and Chelsea right up there with them as the third best defensive team. Recent meetings between these teams have been slug fests with 3 of their last 4 H2H ending with 1-0 scorelines. Given the magnitude of this game we do not expect that to change and we are therefore backing Under 2.5 Goals @ 2.05 with Gbets Bonus for our first Premier League prediction.



Again, with so much on the line, we can expect a physical encounter here and the cards market should certainly come into play. There is certainly no love lost between two teams and the element of the title race just spices up their mutual dislike for each other. Bet365 review have both teams to receive 2+ cards priced @ 2.10 and we are rolling with this as our last shout here

Performance

Manchester City
Manchester City
Last games

Manchester City performance of the last 5 home matches

Victories
60%
Over 2.5
60%
Chelsea FC
Chelsea FC
Last games

Chelsea FC performance of the last 5 away matches

Victories
40%
Over 2.5
80%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
1
1
Manchester City
Manchester City
93 38 29 6 3 99 26 73
2
2
Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC
92 38 28 8 2 94 26 68
3
3
Chelsea FC
Chelsea FC
74 38 21 11 6 76 33 43
4
4
Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur
71 38 22 5 11 69 40 29
5
5
Arsenal FC
Arsenal FC
69 38 22 3 13 61 48 13
6
6
Manchester United
Manchester United
58 38 16 10 12 57 57 0
7
7
West Ham United
West Ham United FC
56 38 16 8 14 60 51 9
9
8
Leicester City
Leicester City FC
52 38 14 10 14 62 59 3
10
9
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
51 38 12 15 11 42 44 -2
8
10
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
51 38 15 6 17 38 43 -5
12
11
Newcastle United
Newcastle United FC
49 38 13 10 15 44 62 -18
13
12
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace FC
48 38 11 15 12 50 46 4
11
13
Brentford FC
Brentford FC
46 38 13 7 18 48 56 -8
14
14
Aston Villa
Aston Villa FC
45 38 13 6 19 52 54 -2
15
15
Southampton FC
Southampton FC
40 38 9 13 16 43 67 -24
16
16
Everton FC
Everton FC
39 38 11 6 21 43 66 -23
17
17
Leeds United
Leeds United FC
38 38 9 11 18 42 79 -37
18
18
Burnley FC
Burnley FC
35 38 7 14 17 34 53 -19
19
19
Watford FC
Watford FC
23 38 6 5 27 34 77 -43
20
20
Norwich City
Norwich City FC
22 38 5 7 26 23 84 -61
Legend
  • Champions League
  • Europa League
  • Europa Conference League Quali.
  • Relegation