Chelsea vs Manchester City Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Thursday, 25 June 2020. Kick-off 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET at the Stamford Bridge.
If Liverpool manages to win against Crystal Palace at Anfield, this upcoming game between the Citizens and the Blues could determine the champions for the 2019-20 EPL season.
Frank Lampard as well as Pep Guardiola seem determined to amass as much points as they could from the remaining fixtures. While the Citizens have an uncertain future regarding their European participation, they still appear motivated to go after a top-two finish.
The Blues meanwhile are in possession of a CL spot, and after their transfer ban and shaky start to the season, they really could convert this campaign into a success with a top-four finish.
By all means expect fierce competitive game-play from both squads, and on that account – goals from both teams. However, Guardiola and his boys just seem a cut above the rest at present, and for the reason, count on them to deliver the better performance.
Head-to-head (h2h) stats
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 2-1 win for the Citizens.
- Five of the past six wins had gone to this same team as well.
- Guardiola’s men had recorded a 6-0 win in the 2018-19 PL season.
- Four of the preceding seven wins at this venue had gone to the hosts.
- Ten of the past seventeen encounters at this stadium saw the Blues scoring two or more goals.
Chelsea vs Manchester City: Prediction
The Blues recorded a 1-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Aston Villa. After trailing for 1-0 for quite some time, smart substitutions changed the game for Lampard’s men.
In the meantime, the reigning champions recorded a huge 5-0 win at home the past game week, against Burnley. With the victory, Guardiola and his boys made a statement that they are willing to fight for the title till it’s mathematically not possible.
As things stand, we have two in-form teams taking on each other, determined for the win. At present, both teams are offensively superior to almost any other squad in the whole league, barring maybe potential champions Liverpool.
Moreover, the Blues are on a four-match winning run, whereas their counterparts had won seven of their past eight overall fixtures. In addition, most h2h encounter between the two over the years have had goals in plenty as well.
As such, expect another match-up filled with goals this Thursday. However, understand that Guardiola’s men have been the best team in England for the last three years, and they have been gelled together under this manager, while the Blues are still coming to terms with Lampard’s reign.
In addition, in the recent past, the Citizens have been the better team on the pitch in h2h clashes too. Considering these factors, expect Manchester City to win at least one half this Thursday.
Chelsea vs Manchester City: Betting Tips
Manchester City to Win Either Half @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).