Sports Betting. Manchester City vs Chelsea [03.11.16] : The Blues can conquer the Blue Moon

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Sports Betting. Manchester City vs Chelsea [03.11.16] : The Blues can conquer the Blue Moon

Premier League

Matchweek 14

03.12.2016

Bet: Total Goals by Away Team  over 1

After a brilliant start under the direction of Pep Guardiola the sports betting experts were convinced that Manchester City is one of the main contenders for the trophy. However, the Sky Blues had a huge slump in the results. They lost their leading position in the Premier League due to three draws and the loss to Tottenham. So at this moment the Citizens sit on the third position, but just 1 point behind their today’s opposition. The betting companies also remind that City have been already eliminated from the EFL Cup. Besides, they’ve also yielded the first spot in the Champions League group to Barcelona.

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Unlike their rival, Chelsea have started this season with several awful performances. That’s why a lot of sports betting experts have already stroked them out of the title contenders list. Nevertheless, the Blues managed to pick themselves together. The Londoners haven’t lost League points since September. They are now on a 7-match winning streak. Although, Conte’s side was eliminated from the EFL Cup, they now sit on top of the Premier League standings. What’s more, as Chelsea don’t participate in the European tournaments, they don’t have to dissipate their energies.

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While choosing a bet you should take into account the fact that in this top clubs clash we’ll see two tactically astute managers in action. So it is absolutely possible that Guardiola responds to the Chelsea’s 3-4-3 system with the same setup. At the same time Antonio Conte, who finally found a balance between attacking at defending poles, is expected to start the same 11 who played against Tottenham. According to sports betting experts none of the teams has major selection concerns. Guardiola can’t use Delph and Company while Conte is missing Terry, Zouma, van Ginkel and Obi Mikel.

The bookmakers don’t name a clear favourite, but they give quite a tangible preference to the host: Manchester City – 2,10, Draw – 3,60, Chelsea – 3,70. Since the leading position is at stake here, City can definitely make a stand. But despite being unbeaten in their last 6 matches, they don’t look impressive, often winning with one goal margin. As City usually fail to keep clean sheets, you can bet on “Total Goals by Away Team over 1” (1,77). As for Chelsea, they have conceded only one goal during their 7-match winning streak, that’s why you can also consider the bet “Double Chance: Chelsea or Draw” (1,80). The match promises to be intense, but not rich on goals. Thus, there is a “Total Goals under 3” (1,68) option.