Chelsea at Manchester City
January 15, 2022 7:30 am EDT
The Line: Manchester CIty -145 / Wolves +400 // Total:
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Manchester City and Chelsea face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at the City of Manchester Stadium. When these two teams faced off in September of 2021 it was Manchester City that won 1-0.
Manchester City currently sits in 1st place in the standings having picked up 53 points so far. At times, Manchester City hasn’t been as dominant as last season in terms of goal scoring, but this is still one of the best teams in the world. The last game in the Premier League came against Arsenal on January 1st, and Manchester City was able to win 2-1. Manchester City has scored 53 goals total while their defense has given up 13 goals. Bernando Silva and Raheem Sterling have been the top two players each scoring seven goals and adding an assist.
On the other side of this matchup is Chelsea who sits with 43 points this year. If Chelsea wants any chance to compete for the title, they are going to need to pick up three points in this game. Chelsea’s last Premier League game came on January 2nd, but since that point they have played three games. In the last game against Tottenham, Chelsea scored one goal, and that was enough to come away with the one point victory. Chelsea had 64 percent of the possession in that game, and in this one, they are going to need to take control of the ball. Chelsea has scored 45 goals total while their defense has given up 16 goals. Mason Mount has scored seven goals and added five assists.
Chelsea has had strong defense all season and they know if they want a chance to keep this game they are going to need to defend well. I expect both teams are going to struggle to get good scoring chances and that is going to lead to a low scoring game. Back the under to cash.