MANCHESTER-CITY-VS-CHELSEA-15-february-2014-prediction

The Premier League gives way to the FA Cup clashes this weekend and we are here to bring you the clash between Manchester City and Chelsea London. We took the odds from bet365, as we’re thinking that the stakes will be high and for one of the two teams revenge will be in order.

There is no clear favorite, although the bookies do tend to give one of the two some edge in different markets. This time around is Manchester City, mainly because of the home court advantage and the fact that they didn’t play the midweek Premier League match against Sunderland because of the weather. Add to that the fact that City was unable to win in two weeks, and is on the third place in Premier League where they also lost to Chelsea.

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Man City also needs this win for a boost of moral, seeing as they are set to face Barcelona in Champions League next week. The Citizens are also expected to field a starting eleven focused on attacking, and see Toure, Navas and David Silva are valuable enough for the goalscorer market. Even though Chelsea is at the top of the table with a minimum advantage of points, their most recent draw against West Bromwich puts their title claims to doubt.

Jose Mourinho was left trying to find a positive spin of the result, to motivate the players for the FA Cup match and another possible win at Etihad Stadium. Chelsea doesn’t sport too many injuries at the moment, apart from Gary Cahill with a calf injury. The player has still 50% chances to start in the defense paired up with John Terry, or David Luiz.

Among the most popular betting markets with bet365 are both teams to score at 1.61 or the total number of goals to be even. We are going to bet 6 units on a draw at 3.60 with odds from bet365.

Manchester City: Team’s Formation

1
J. Hart
2
M. Richards
4
V. Kompany
6
J. Lescott
13
A. Kolarov
42
Y. Touré
7
J. Milner
21
David Silva
15
Navas
9
Negredo
10
E. Džeko

Chelsea London: Team’s Formation

1
P. Čech
3
A. Cole
4
David Luiz
26
J. Terry
2
B. Ivanović
7
Ramires
12
Obi Mikel
17
E. Hazard
11
Oscar
14
A. Schürrle
29
S. Eto'o

End prediction for the match:
Match ends in a draw, at 3.60 odds from bet365

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