Manchester City vs. Chelsea Preview & Tips

Posted on by editor

The second of this weekend’s FA Cup semifinals sees Chelsea take on Manchester City in a battle between the 2nd and 3rd placed teams in the Premier League. With the winner facing a relatively easy final encounter with either Millwall or Wigan, this match is likely to determine which side lifts the FA Cup in 2013.

Manchester City vs. Chelsea Trends Analysis

Manchester City will hold no fear of Chelsea coming into this match. Chelsea have won just one of their last five encounters, while City have taken three wins and one match produced a draw.

City’s last visit to London to play Chelsea resulted in a goalless draw, however, the club has achieved a win at Stamford Bridge recently, beating Chelsea 3-2 in the Community Shield at the start of the 2012-13 season.

Following an upset defeat at Southampton in the Premier League, Chelsea have been building a head of steam in recent weeks, and come into this match on the back of three consecutive wins, starting with their 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup on the 1st of April.

The Blues forwards are on song, having scored 9 goals in their last five matches. Defence has done a reasonable job, conceding 4 goals during the same period. A plus for the side is Fernando Torres recent return to form, with the Spanish striker scoring twice for Chelsea against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League last week.

Manchester City are also in good shape, with four wins and defeat to Everton to show for their last five games. City are on a high coming into this fixture, having achieved their second successive away win against Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend.

The City strikers are the best in the top flight at the moment, having scored 13 goals in five games. Carlos Tevez is in devastating form, and has scored 5 goals in the last five games, while Sergio Aguero made a return to form on the weekend when he scored against United.

City have conceded just 3 goals in their last five matches, maintaining three clean sheets in the process.

Manchester City vs. Chelsea Betting Tips

Any encounter between these two sides is going to be tough to call. However, the stats suggest that City has the edge coming into this match.

The club’s strikers are in better form, the defence looks to be in better shape than Chelsea’s, and they have no problems with getting results in London. They’ll also have confidence in their ability to win the big games following their victory over United.

We’re therefore going with a straight back bet on Manchester City for our 2013 FA Cup semifinal betting tip for this match.

Manchester City vs. Chelsea Betting Odds

European Leagues - Chelsea v Manchester City - 16:00
Click red odds to strike a bet
Manchester City

Today's Football Betting Specials

If your 1st goalscorer selection in any match covered by Betfred scores twice Betfred will double your odds, if he scores again you'll get 3x the payout!

Place a GBP/EUR20 bet on any Premier League match before kickoff and Paddy Power will give you GBP/EUR10 in free in-play bets for that match!

Ladbrokes will DOUBLE your odds on your first goalscorer selection in any English or Scottish football match if they score in the first 25 minutes!

Betfred will refund your losing scorecast bets on any football game up to £50 if the match ends in a 1-1 draw.

Place an ACCA of 5 or more bets and Paddy Power will give you a 20% bonus on your winnings if your ACCA wins!

Place an ACCA of 4 or more win-draw-win bets and Paddy Power will give you a 20% bonus on your winnings if your ACCA wins!

Place a football Acca of six or more selections at William Hill and if you miss by one get your stake refunded as a free bet.

If your first goalscorer football bet doesn't score the first goal, but scores the second goal, William Hill will refund your losing stake as a free bet.

Winning your bet but sense the game is turning? Don't stress, cash in your bet with William Hill's Cash In My Bet offer - valid for 90 minute and correct score markets!

If a football match finishes 0-0, William Hill will refund losing correct score and double result bets on that match as a free bet.

Place a 5-fold or more football ACCA on the Both Teams To Score market and if one leg lets you down BetVictor will give you a free bet up to £25!

Bet365 will refund your correct score, HT/FT bets or scorecast bets if the match you're betting on ends 0-0. Find out more now.

You can earn a bonus of up to 100% on accumulator bets placed at Bet365 on the top European football leagues. Bet now!

Get a 100% football bonus when you place your first bet from any mobile device or tablet at Bet365.

Is your selection winning, but starting to struggle? Just use Bet365's Cash Out offer to win your bet before you lose it.

If one leg of your 5+ football ACCA lets you down, Ladbrokes will refund your losing stake as a free bet!

Leave a Reply

Bet365 £200 Free Bet

  • Open your new account at Bet365
  • Place your 1st bet and Bet365 gives you your 1st free bet
  • Bet365 will then continue to give you more free bets as you punt up to £200

Bet365 is a 5 star rated Sportsbook. You can read the Bet365 Review to learn why.

Back to top

Get Your Free Betting Guide

Get your free Sports Betting Guide packed full of useful tips, strategies and advice to make your betting more profitable.