17:30 Saturday

Chelsea vs Manchester City Stats

  • Chelsea have won nine of their last 10 FA Cup games.
  • Manchester City have won 14 of their last 15 FA Cup games.

Betting Tip: Draw & Under 2.5 Goals

These two both progressed to the Champions League semi-finals midweek courtesy of wins over Porto and Dortmund. You have to wonder how much it’s taken out of them both but at the same time these two have the strongest squads in the league when in comes to depth.

I’m expecting quite a tight and tactical game with no quarter given. There’s a lot of mutual respect between the two managers, Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola, and both employ a style which centres around dominating possession and controlling the game. It will be intriguing to see who takes charge of the tempo at Wembley. 

Man City look a bit too short as odds-on shots given the improvement the Blues have shown under Tuchel. With it being a semi final it could be a risk-averse mindset from both. The draw at 13/5 looks a nice price as does the 5/6 on under 2.5 goals. Goals have been thin on the ground in Chelsea games under Tuchel, expect more of the same here.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Odds

Manchester City have improved their chances on a historic treble by beating Dortmund mid-week and the bookies believe the same thing will happen to Chelsea, with Manchester City 7/8 odds-on-favourite.

Where is the value?

  Chelsea Draw Manchester City
Best Odds 10/3 13/5 7/8

Draw - 1pt @ 13/5
Under 2.5 Goals - 1pt @ 5/6