In the next meeting of the English Football Championship, the players of Manchester City and Chelsea will clash face to face. On whose side will the victory be in this duel? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this match.

Manchester City

The Manchester team is on the first line in the Premier League standings after 21 matches played, in which the team was able to score 53 points. Regardless of how this meeting ends, the issue of the winner in the championship is practically resolved. It is difficult to imagine that the "citizens" will lose the championship to their pursuers, having a solid foundation. To do this, City just need to start losing points in every second match. In early January, Guardiola's team beat Arsenal in the Premier League, after which they easily defeated Swindon Town in the FA Cup.

Chelsea

Chelsea players are in second place in the standings, having currently scored 43 points in 21st place. The gap from City is already 10 points. Apparently, the Blue team will devote the end of the championship to simply not falling out of the TOP 4. The winless streak of Tuchel's team has 11 matches, however, this segment cannot be called ideal, since a couple of times the "pensioners" painted draws with teams in matches against which they had to score three points. In January of this year, Chelsea had already managed to get away from defeat in a meeting with Liverpool, and also knocked out Tottenham in the League Cup, and Chesterfield in the FA Cup.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Disqualifications:
Mendy (disqualification) – Manchester City.
Injuries:
Delap (ankle), Zinchenko (illness), Marez (in the national team), Foden (illness) - all Manchester City. James (hip), Christensen (illness), Mendy (in the national team), Chalobah (hip), Chilwell (knee) – all Chelsea.
Under question:
Stones (kick) – Manchester City.

Statistics and figures:

  • City - the favorite of the meeting;
  • The townspeople won 7 matches in a row;
  • Chelsea have an 11-match unbeaten streak;
  • The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 1-0 in favor of City.

Forecast

I am sure that City will be able to defeat the opponent in a face-to-face meeting and move even further away from him. Our bet in this case will be in favor of the citizens for a solid betting quote.