Manchester City vs Chelsea Livestream, Preview and Prediction 2021

Manchester City vs Chelsea Livestream, Preview and Prediction 2021

Manchester City vs Chelsea predictions for Saturday’s Premier League tussle at The Etihad Stadium. Champions League finalists City and Chelsea battle it out for three points. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Man City have won 20 of their last 22 Premier League fixtures.

Chelsea have dropped points in 50% of their last eight league games.

12 of Chelsea’s last 15 league games have produced under 2.5 goals.

Just a single goal was scored when City and Chelsea met in last month’s FA Cup semi-final.

City determined to clinch the title

Pep Guardiola’s trophy-hungry Manchester City can clinch their second piece of domestic silverware of the season at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, where a 26th Premier League victory of the campaign will seal the club’s seventh title.

Standing in City’s way however, is Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea – conquerors of the Citizens in last month’s FA Cup semi-final and their opponents in the eagerly-anticipated Champions League final in late May.

Guardiola will be determined to put a marker down in Saturday’s dress rehearsal, though the chance to secure the Premier League title will be his team’s biggest incentive to perform.

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Chelsea hoping to delay City’s party

Fresh from a superb performance against Real Madrid on Wednesday evening, Chelsea will travel to the Etihad Stadium with confidence this weekend, though their hosts will have enjoyed an extra day’s rest by the time Saturday’s skirmish rolls around.

Thomas Tuchel could be tempted to shuffle his pack at The Etihad as a result, though the German will also be keen to avoid handing City a psychological edge ahead of the Champions League final that a victory on Saturday would surely provide.

In addition, Chelsea are far from home and hosed in the race for a top-four finish in 2020/21, and the Blues could be sucked right back into the melee with a defeat in Manchester.

Man City to edge game of few chances

Pep Guardiola chose to leave Phil Foden Ilkay Gundogan, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ederson and Riyad Mahrez on the bench in last month’s FA Cup semi-final – a decision that backfired against eventual winners Chelsea – and City’s manager is unlikely to keep his big guns in reserve this time around.

The Citizens are just 90 minutes from pocketing the Premier League title and having won 20 of their last 22 top-flight tests, we’re backing City to get over the line on Saturday – but only just.

Thomas Tuchel has transformed Chelsea into one of Europe’s most defensively robust teams since his arrival in January, and City are unlikely to mark their historic day with a deluge of goals.

Just a single effort separated the teams in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, and our 1-0 correct score prediction forecasts a similar outcome, albeit in City’s favour.

Both the Citizens and Chelsea have kept 18 clean sheets in the Premier League this term, and a 19th for the hosts on Saturday should set champagne corks popping and fireworks launching.

Manchester City injuries and team news

John Stones is serving a suspension and will miss out for City, though Pep Guardiola has a full complement of stars to choose from elsewhere.

Rodri could replace veteran anchorman Fernandinho at the base of City’s midfield, while Joao Cancelo, Aymeric Laporte and Raheem Sterling will also hope to feature.

Chelsea injuries and team news

Mateo Kovacic is Chelsea’s only injury concern, though Thomas Tuchel could make changes to his XI to keep players fresh. Christian Pulisic, Reece James, Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso will all be pushing to start having been named on the bench in midweek.

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