Manchester City v Chelsea Betting Tips February 24th 2013
Tip #1: Back Manchester City to win @ 1.90 with bet365
Tip #2: Back Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.75 with bet365
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Though Mancini proclaimed himself to be the best manager in England in the past 15 months, Manchester City hasn’t done anything memorable lately. The team dropped out of Champions League sitting on the last spot, so it couldn’t even take the road to Europa League, was eliminated from the league cup, and is behind Manchester United with 12 points now. The only tournament left for City is FA cup, and according to many, they still have a shot for the title. City hasn’t recorded a victory in the last 3 Premier League games, losing the last one from Southampton with 1-3, drawing the one before against Liverpool on Etihad 2-2 and drawing the away match against QPR 0-0. Earlier this season the game between Chelsea and City on Stamford bridge ended 0-0. Last season, Manchester City managed to beat Chelsea at home with the score 2-1. Overall, their record against the Blues in all competitions since 1993 is W6-D5-L19, with 2 of those victories coming last season. The odds for City to win this match are @ 1.90, while the draw is priced @ 3.60.
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Chelsea has recorded a victory, a draw and a loss in the past 3 matches. The team lost their most recent visit to St James Park against Newcastle with 2-3 and is now just a point ahead of the 4th Tottenham. If this match is lost, Tottenham will have a great opportunity to surpass the Blues, as they are visiting West Ham for a London derby. Chelsea, dropped out of Champions League this season, lost the semi-finals in the league cup, and has absolutely no chance for the title this season. Though Rafael Benitez was appointed as the new manager until the end of this season, judging on the performance of the team, his contract will not be renewed. Chelsea’s odds to win this match are quite high @ 4.00 while the draw is priced @ 3.60. The last time the team won a match here was back in 2008 with 3-1. Since then, Chelsea has recorded 3 consecutive losses on Etihad Stadium.
Both teams have shown us mixed performance this season. Manchester City with hopes to keep up with United, or at least to keep that distance of 12 points or lower if possible will need the 3 points. Chelsea has no more room for mistakes or Tottenham might surpass them on the 3rd spot. The Blues haven’t won a match on Etihad since 2008 and have recorded 3 losses since then. Back Manchester City to win this match @ 1.90 with bet365.
The Over 2.5 Goals bet @ 1.75 is also a good option, considering that two of the last 3 victories here for City have ended Over 2.5 goals and 3 of the last 4 games overall.
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