Manchester City welcome Chelsea in this surprisingly early EFL Cup clash. Round three is usually a guaranteed win for bigger sides with rotation aplenty but that may not be the case here. One of the top sides in the competition will face an early exit at the Etihad Stadium, but who will it be?
Manchester City vs Chelsea Predictions and Best Odds for Third-Round Tie
Manchester City Current Run of Form
A singular defeat to Liverpool aside it has been smooth sailing for Pep Guardiola’s men. They find themselves competing with Arsenal for the Premier League title and finished five points clear at the top of their Champions League group.
As expected, The Citizens have been one of England’s best so far in this campaign.
Chelsea Current Run of Form
The honeymoon has come to a swift and brutal end for Graham Potter. After starting life at Stamford Bridge unbeaten the Englishman finds himself on a run of four domestic games without a win.
While The Blues have fared well in European competition, they’re failing to get the job done on home soil at the moment.
Recent Head to Head
Of the last five meetings between the two teams, it is actually Chelsea who have the upper hand. They have three wins in that timeframe, with the other two games resulting in defeats. Manchester City will be confident however as they have won the last two meetings between the clubs.
For your interesting stat of the day, four of the last five times these teams have played the match has ended 1-0
Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction
It’s tough not to see the home side coming away with the win here. Injuries, poor form, and a manager still finding his footing are all coming into effect right now. Guardiola has his side playing fantastic football and it’s unlikely that will come to an end against Potter’s charges this time around.
Current Odds: Manchester City vs Chelsea
SkyBet has the home team as favourites to come away with the win with odds of 4/9. The away side are quite a bit behind on 11/2 odds.
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