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This weekend the English Premier League provides us with a matchup between two of Europe's powerhouse clubs as Chelsea takes on Manchester City. So what's the best bet? Soccer expert Alex C. gives it here.

Chelsea vs. Manchester City Prediction and Picks: Will City's Frustrations Continue?

When: Saturday, September 25 - 7:30 AM ET

Where: Stamford Bridge, London

Chelsea vs. Manchester City Odds

Last week it was almost perfect for us in Premier League. We cashed all five single bets (Chelsea moneyline, Liverpool HT/FT, Liverpool to score in both halves, Sadio Mane anytime goalscorer, Man United moneyline, and Man United Team Total Over 1.5 goals). So it’s time for another weekend full of action in the Premier League, and we are here to share our top plays for round 6.

Chelsea vs. Manchester City Prediction

Is Chelsea Consistent Enough? 

Under Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea has become one of the most consistent Premier League clubs. They are a superpower but still trying to become regular challengers for the title. They won the Champions League last season, and their main objective is to win the domestic title at the end of this term. 

Great solidity at the back, impressive attacking quality, and intelligent tactics are only a few reasons for Chelsea’s consistency. The Blues have kicked off their EPL campaign with four wins and a draw in their opening five fixtures and currently sit joint top of the table alongside Liverpool (equal on points, goals scored, and goals conceded)

They improved their squad by signing Romelu Lukaku, one of the best deep-lying forwards in football. He added even more quality to an already highly efficient team. His hold-up play and movement in the opposition box are exactly what Chelsea was missing. The abundance of talent, skills, experience, and resources from the bench is impossible not to be admired. 

Shot-Shy City Frustrated by the Saints 

After a poor start to their domestic season, losing to Tottenham, Man City bounced back and scored 11 goals in 3 games (despite not landing Harry Kane in the summer), and we all thought they would add 3 more points to their season tally last weekend when they faced Southampton. 

The mighty VAR denied Raheem Sterling a late winner for offside, but the Citizens looked a bit flat and disjointed. The lack of shots on target (they ended the game with just 1) is a big problem for Pep and Company as they face the most organized defensive side in the league. 

City spent most of the available transfer funds on Jack Grealish but have failed to replicate their last season’s form. This is by far the most difficult test of the season for the Citizens, and we will finally see what they are made of. 

Chelsea vs. Man City Picks

Chelsea usually dominates their opponents, but against names like Liverpool or Man City, they are happy to give away the ball and strangely control the game without having possession. Let’s remember the tactical masterpiece against Liverpool. They played with one man down in the second half, and despite Liverpool’s pressure and 19 shots, Chelsea never looked to be in great danger, calmly holding their gifted opponents. 

Chelsea certainly had the edge over Man City last season, beating them in their previous three head-to-head: in the FA Cup, on the road in the Premier League, culminating in a Champions League final 1-0 victory with Tuchel’s boys lifting the trophy, so Guardiola will be eager to take revenge. 

Both teams played in the midweek EFL Cup action, with both qualifying in the round of 16. Man City bet Wycombe 6-1 while Chelsea was forced to play extra-time and penalties against Aston Villa. They both rested some of their key players. 

We expect a cagey match with the Citizens controlling the ball and Chelsea being deadly on the break. The two teams have the best defense in the league with just one goal conceded in five games, but they are both great going forward. As a result, the odds are very balanced, and it’s tough to pick a winner. 

The bookies don’t expect a high-scoring match between two teams with fluid gameplay, but we will go against the bookies. We are going for over 2.5 goals in the game, plus we expect Romelu Lukaku, who always delivers against world-class opponents. 

Chelsea vs. Manchester City Picks

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Alex Campean has been a soccer fan since 1990 when he watched the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. He knows everything about the top 5 European leagues, Champions League and Europa League and he is well known for his “trade-mark” “Alex Classic” bet (both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in the match). He’s very disciplined, follows a strict set of rules, and has great bankroll management. He’s our European soccer specialist and he's having an average of 55 units of profit in the last 7 years with his soccer picks. He’s all about positive energy, respect, and long-term profit and if you ever hear “Alex’s last-minute goal” that means he did it again winning a bet in the last minute of the game, so never lose hope.


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