12:30 Saturday

Man City vs Chelsea Stats

  • Man City have won their last 11 league matches.
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Man City's last 10 league games.
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Chelsea's last 6 away league games.

Betting Tip: 2nd Half to be the highest scoring half

The clash of the weekend comes at the Etihad as runaway leaders Manchester City aim to put even further distance between them and Liverpool and Chelsea and you’d expect the title to head to Manchester if the Blue Moon can win this one and their home game against the Reds.

The dynamics of this game make it a bit more of a headscratcher from a betting perspective. City may be happy to play with a bit more pragmatism than usual as even a draw here wouldn’t be a disastrous result for them. Chelsea probably have to win this if they’re to stand any chance of winning the title given how City are playing but they were battered by them in the reverse meeting at Stamford Bridge so will be well aware of the threats City pose.

It could therefore play out as quite a tight first half at least with both sides eager for control of the ball, I’d expect a lot of the football to be in midfield in the open exchanges and for the match to open up in the second half. With that in mind and Chelsea likely to attack more later in the game it’s the 11/10 on the second half to be the highest scoring half that appeals. City seldom concede in the first half and I think they will be trying to just nick this game rather than put on a spectacular show.

Highest Scoring Half - 2nd - 1.5pts @ 11/10