Competition: Premier League
Market: Man City to win against Chelsea
Odds: 23/20 @ William Hill
Manchester City host Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon, with the Sky Blues looking to open up a five-point lead on the defending champions. City have long boasted a formidable home record, and are expected to dominate against a struggle Chelsea side enduring a poor start to the new season, and their array of attacking options should see them over the line.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini doesn’t boast the best record against counterpart Jose Mourinho, but has won one and drawn two of his last three meetings against the Chelsea boss in all competitions, so the momentum is City’s ahead of this fixture. While still early days in the title race, a win would see last season’s runners-up open a sizeable lead, while maintaining their own 100% record, so it’s a very important clash.
Chelsea won’t play for the victory, they will set up to take a point at the Etihad, and will opt for a side full of substance over style. However, with Manchester City in the in-form side against a Chelsea outfit that have lost to Arsenal in the Community Shield, as well as a draw at home in their league opener, City are being backed by William Hill with odds of 23/20 to earn all three points.
Bet: Manchester City to see past Chelsea in this afternoon’s early title-race six-pointer @ 23/20 with William Hill >>