City vs Chelsea
This entry was posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Manchester City and Chelsea faced Champions League disappointment in midweek, but both will be eager to get back to domestic matters this weekend as the two favourites for the Premier League title meet in Manchester for one of those matches we are told makes our entire Sunday ‘Super’.
Last year Mourinho referred to his team as a ‘little horse’ but with Diego Costa firing in the goals and Cesc Fabregas showing the sort of form that is making Arsenal fans angry at his non return, there’s no chance the Special One can repeat such claims. This time, his side are favourites for the title. Last year they won 1-0 with a goal from Ivanovic and Paddy Power will give you 150/1 the Serbian scores the only goal again.
The last four seasons have seen eight Premier League games between the sides and goals have been in short supply – just fifteen in total, averaging under two a game. We’ll take Chelsea’s defensive performance at Everton as a freak result and back a lack of goals again between these two – Under 2.5 goals at Evens with Bet365 is the bet.
Manchester City are 6/4 with Paddy Power for the win and in our opinion that price is too big to ignore. The Champions of England are now three games within a win and you have to go back to September 2012 for the last time it went to four. They were much better than Arsenal for much of their clash last week and could so easily have taken all three points. They’ve stuttered certainly, but they could so easily click this weekend and completely banish the memory of Stoke’s shock 1-0 win last time they played in front of their own fans.
Chelsea were the only side to beat City at home last season in a season where Pellegrini’s side won 17/19 home League games. We think the Citizens will get revenge this time around and 5/1 with Bet365 on the draw at half-time and a City full-time result could be the right play on this one.