Tip Manchester City - Chelsea
Manchester City and Chelsea have already met twice this season and they are set to meet two more times before the season ends. This weekend they face off in the Premier League, with Manchester City playing host. City are top of the table with 80 points and need a win to secure the title, while Chelsea, placed fourth with 61 points, are pushing for a top four finish. Manchester City’s chase for a quadruple was ended by Chelsea in the 1-0 defeat in the FA Cup semi final and they will not only be on a revenge mission here but also seeking a win to wrap up the title. City haven’t lost a game since their loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup; they have five wins, and scored twice in four of them, while keeping three clean sheets. City have two losses in the last 15 league matches and in the last five, three have produced over 2.5 goals. However, in their last five home matches in the Premier League, City haven’t kept a clean sheet and have conceded two in three of the five, while failing to score in one.
Chelsea are coming from a 2-0 win over Real Madrid and will be hoping to get three points here to aid in their push for a top four finish. That was their second win by that margin and fourth clean sheet in the last five matches. They have three straight clean sheets in the league and are unbeaten in the last four. In three of their last five league matches, they have scored two or more goals. Kai Havertz has three goals in the last four league matches, two of which came in their last league match, a 2-0 win over Fulham. He will be hoping to extend his scoring run here and can bank on Chelsea’s good away run in the league, having gone seven unbeaten, with five wins in there. They’ve failed to score in just one of the seven.
Key points Manchester City - Chelsea
Chelsea have scored two or more in three of the last five league matches.
Manchester City have no clean sheet in the last five home league matches.
Manchester City have one loss in the last five league matches.
Chelsea are unbeaten in seven away league matches.
Manchester City have scored twice in four of their last five matches.
Conclusion Manchester City - Chelsea
This match will be a perfect dress rehearsal for the Champions League final. Both teams have everything to play for here, as they will in the Champions League final. They’ve both scored impressively in their last few matches and we expect goals on both ends. Over 2.5 goals looks good here.
Manchester City Chelsea Prediction published on May 6, 2021