Just days after meeting in the Premier League it is Manchester City vs Chelsea in the FA Cup. The two sides have now faced off in three separate competitions this campaign with a fourth meeting still to come in the league on the penultimate day of the season. Let’s offer up a prediction and take a look at some of the best betting odds for this clash.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction and Betting Odds for January 8
Manchester City Run of Form
The Citizens remain one of the top teams in England despite some recent slip ups. While they aren’t looking like the unstoppable force they were in August/September, they are still a squad dripping in quality and boasting some of the world’s best players.
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Chelsea Run of Form
The Blues are on a skid that has no end in sight. A 2-0 win over Bournemouth offered a brief reprieve after suffering three domestic defeats on the bounce, but a draw with Nottingham Forest and an uninspiring loss to Pep Guardiola have brought the dark cloud back over Stamford Bridge.
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Graham Potter is still trying to get his side on the right track but progress has been hampered by injuries.
Recent Head to Head
The home side have won the last four meetings between the two clubs. They tend to have the visitor’s number with six wins in the last 10 matches between them, and an even more impressive 10 wins from the last 15 times this fixture has been played.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction
More pain for Potter is on the horizon. With injuries piling up and a recent defeat letting the air out of the sails, it looks like this one will be a win for Manchester City. Although the favorites were somewhat toothless in midweek they’re sure to have their shooting boots back on for a 2-1 or 3-1 win.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Best Odds
SkyBet has 1/3 odds on a Guardiola win making them a virtual lock to win with the betting market. The Blues trail with odds of 8/1 of getting the victory.