Match: Chelsea vs. Manchester City Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Saturday, 16 April, 2016
Start time: 17:30 GMT
Chelsea hosts Manchester City in the match of the 34th round of the English Premier League. The meeting is on April 15, Saturday, from 17:30 GMT at “Stamford Bridge ” in London.
The Blues are on 10th position in the standings with a total of 44 points, nine less than a fifth Manchester United. Chelsea still has a minimal chance of ranking in the Europa League, but for this purpose will have to make a strong end to the season. In the last round, Swansea ended a run of fifteen games unbeaten Chelsea in the Premier League after beating Chelsea 1:0 at “Liberty Stadium”. Guus Hiddink said he wanted his team to win as many matches in the remaining season and at every opportunity will want to return to winning ways against citizens who were defeated 1:5 in his last visit to the “Stamford Bridge”.
In the upcoming match, The Pensioners will be without Nemanja Matic, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard, Loic Remy and Kurt Zouma, who are injured. Diego Costa but he returned after serving a punishment of three matches and is expected to lead the attack of the team.
Manchester City are on the 4-position with a total of 57 points, two less than the 3rd Arsenal. “The Citizens” are lead by four points ahead of Manchester United and five in front of West Ham, so I will seek victory in London to keep his good advance over competitors for a place in the Champions League.
In midweek, City beat PSG 1:0 in the quarterfinal rematch in Champions League and Manuel Pellegrini became the first manager in the history of the club, which ranked team in the semifinals of the tournament. Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal in the game and his return to the field contributed to the better performance of the team.
Although The Citizens are the favorites in this clash, given their current form, Chelsea might surprise Pellegrini’s men as they have nothing to lose. Therefore, I expect to see open football from both teams and three or more goals in the upcoming match.