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Chelsea vs Manchester City - 12/8/18 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Manchester City vs Chelsea
Date & Time Saturday December 8, 2018, 11:00 AM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Chelsea +350/ Draw +333 / Manchester City -161 -- Over/Under: 2.5
TV Channel
NBC
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Soccer | Manchester City vs Chelsea
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It is set to be a big match in the English Premier League as Chelsea will host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester City won midweek as they beat Watford away from home. It was a comfortable victory for the Sky Blues as they controlled 79% of the possession while managing 15 shots. Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez both scored for Manchester City as the team managed to maintain their 2 point lead at the top of the Premier League. This will be a very important match for Manchester City as they are playing a quality opponent away from home. It will be vital that Manchester City wins this fixture as losing could see them lose their top spot on the ladder with an expectation that Liverpool will win their match.

On the other side of the coin, Chelsea have had a very poor few weeks as the Blues have lost 2 of their last 3 Premier League fixtures. The midweek match against Wolves was especially disappointing for Chelsea as they only had 3 shots on target after controlling 71% of the ball. With Arsenal and Tottenham both playing exceptional football, Chelsea are in desperate need for points as they are on the verge of falling out of the top 4. It will be important for the likes of Morata and Willian to convert more chances since they were both very poor in their last outing. This will be a very hard contest for Chelsea to win since their opponent is a very strong outfit.

While it is never easy to go against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, I am going to pick Manchester City to win this match. Manchester City are playing better football and are winning games while Chelsea seem to have hit a roadblock. With the likes of the Sane and Aguero in exceptional form, I see Manchester City getting all 3 points from this fixture.

 

Pick:
Manchester City

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