Chelsea vs Manchester City Premier League Betting Tips

Published: 06.12.2018

The 2018-19 English Premier League season hasn’t even reached the halfway point, and already it looks like the title race has been reduced to two contenders: Manchester City and Liverpool. Chelsea are sitting fourth on 31 points, 10 adrift of City, and must beat City on Sunday at 4:30 a.m. AEST if they’re to have any hope of staying in contention.

Manchester City Can’t Stop Winning

Manchester City have found new ways to dominate the Premier League this season, winning 13 and drawing twice in their first 15 games. They’ve won five and drawn one away from seven games, but most importantly, they’ve scored 15 goals and conceded only two – that’s one goal conceded every 315 minutes away from home.

City won on their visits to the two other top London teams this season, Arsenal and Spurs. They defeated Chelsea 1-0 in both fixtures last season. And they’re coming off a 2-1 win at Watford midweek, while Chelsea went down 2-1 at Wolves. With all that in mind, frankly, the 1.90 odds being offered by Bet365 on a City victory over Chelsea look very attractive.

Best Betting Action in Player Markets

Unless you’re brave enough to bet on City losing in the Premier League for just the third time since the start of last season, the best value can be found in the scoring and player markets. Given their stellar defensive records – Chelsea are conceding .88 goals per game at home and City .28 goals per game away, the odds are City walk away with a 1-0 win here. Amazingly, Pointsbet are paying 9.00 for that scoreline.

TopBetta let punters design their own bets on EPL matches for player goals, assists, shots, passes, tackles, and other statistical categories. Chelsea have six of the top 13 players and Man City 4 of the top 13 in total passes this season, so it’s fair to say we’ll see plenty of passing in this game. Chelsea’s Jorginho is leading the league with 94.57 passes per match, and he’s paying 1.84 to beat par with 95 passes. Man City’s Aymeric Laporte is averaging 86.54 passes, and he’s paying 1.86 to go for the century against City.