City v Chelsea: Match Preview PLUS £20 Free Bet!
- Sat 23 Feb 2013, 1:29PM
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
City are unbeaten in their last three games against Chelsea and are 19/20 with Paddy Power to beat Rafa Benitez’s side on Sunday afternoon.
The Barclays Premier League champions were convincing winners against Leeds last weekend in the FA Cup and are 35/1 to repeat that score-line against the team that sit four points behind in the table.
City came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 in this fixture last season thanks to late goals from Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri after Gary Cahill had given the visitors the lead on the hour.
Roberto Mancini’s side are 7/1 to claim victory by a repeat score-line on Sunday or 8/1 to come from behind and win the game in Paddy Power’s online betting.
City have won their last three home games against Chelsea by a one goal margin - winning 2-1 twice and 1-0 in 2010 courtesy of a Carlos Tevez goal.
Tevez is 6/4 to score at any time over the 90 minutes on Sunday or 7/2 to score first for the Blues while under 3.5 goals is a 2/5 chance.
City to win 1-0 is 7/1 while Mancini’s side to win by exactly one goal is 13/5 in Paddy Power’s winning margin market.
Yaya Toure’s return from African Cup of Nations duty is a big boost for the defending champions ahead of the title run-in and the Ivorian international showed how important he is to the side when scoring after five minutes against Leeds.
Two goals from Sergio Aguero – one from the penalty spot – and another from Tevez gave City a convincing 4-0 win and helped keep a clean sheet for the seventh time in nine games in all competitions. The hosts are 13/5 to win to nil.
Aguero has three goals in his last three games and is 5/1 to get the opening goal of the game against Chelsea or 13/10 to find the net at anytime.
There’s a lot at stake and as both sides like to play attacking football the 17/10 that a penalty is awarded or 9/2 that City score from the spot will appeal to punters.
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