Chelsea vs Manchester City is the last fixture that most Blues fans want to see right now. The club is currently on an incredibly poor run of form and their current issue will only be exacerbated by facing one of the best teams in the league. See Last Word on Football’s predictions for the clash, and why Chelsea’s sliding form could continue for the foreseeable future. .
Chelsea vs Manchester City Predictions and Betting Odds for January 5
Chelsea Run of Form
It is not looking rosy in Stamford Bridge these days. While things aren’t quite as bad as the three defeats on the bounce in November, the recent performance against Nottingham Forest took the wind out of everyone’s sails. With just one league win in their last seven, this looks like a team ripe for the picking.
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Manchester City Run of Form
While they are one of the best teams in England, things haven’t been perfect for The Cityzens. They have dropped points in two of their last five games, losing to a resilient Brentford and then drawing with a dismal Everton side. Despite those setbacks, this is still a dangerous team, and one that defeated Graham Potter with ease just two months ago.
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Recent Head to Head
This is a bit of a problem fixture for Chelsea in recent years, having lost each of their last three games against Pep Guardiola’s team side. They did record three consecutive wins over the blue side of Manchester previously, including the 2019 Champions League final, but that was an outlier.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Prediction
This match looks relatively comfortable for the away side. Stamford Bridge isn’t any kind of fortress and the way the home side has played recently doesn’t give any hope that they can make a game of this. Given the current defensive problems with the Blues, this one could easily end up 3-1 or worse if Erling Haaland is feeling himself.
Current Betting Odds
SkyBet currently agrees with this prediction, as they have Potter’s charged at 9/2 odds of winning on their own ground. The visitors are a much healthier 4/7.