On Saturday, February 17, at 5:30 pm (UK time), Manchester City will play Chelsea to strengthen their Premier League championship defense.

The home team is riding a hot streak into this match. Across all competitions, they are now riding a 10-game winning streak and seem unbeatable. So far this season, City have scored an incredible 29 goals while allowing just five goals allowed. Their defensive prowess is further shown by the fact that they preserved a clean sheet in six matches. The Citizens will be looking to keep their winning run going after a recent Champions League victory against Copenhagen.

The Blues, in contrast, have been through a wild few weeks recently. With three losses and one tie in their last ten games, they have won six. In those three losses, however, they scored only three goals while allowing a frightening nine. Their most recent match was a 3-1 league victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. As Mauricio Pochettino and his team strive to put a run of good results together, they will be hoping for a similar performance.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
HT/FT – Man City/Man City: ⚽1.86 at Bet9ja
Both team to score: 🥅1.75 at 1xbet
Foden to score anytime: ✅2.9 at Sportybet

Manchester City and Chelsea: Previous Games 

Man City has won their last four league games at home against Chelsea. Chelsea are winless against City since the 2021 Champions League final. Chelsea have conceded four goals in the league this season on four separate occasions. This season, Man City has scored 27 goals while playing at home in the league.

Earlier this season, Erling Haaland scored twice in a 4-4 tie with Chelsea.

Probable Manchester City Lineup

Ederson (GK), Aké, Stones, Dias, Akanji, Rodri, Foden, Nunes, Haaland, Doku & Álvarez

Probable Chelsea Lineup

Petrović (GK), Silva, Chilwell, Disasi, Gusto, Gallagher, Palmer, Fernández, Caicedo, Madueke and Jackson 

Betting tips: Manchester City x Chelsea

Check out our predictions of the day for Manchester City vs. Chelsea

Prediction 1: Manchester City x Chelsea / HT/FT – Man City/Man City

Not long ago, Chelsea maintained their undefeated streak in the Premier League at halftime. That record, however, has slipped, and such occurrences are becoming more common. It will also happen at the Etihad. For the season, Man City has led at halftime in all ten of their league games played at home.

Prediction 2: Manchester City x Chelsea  / Both teams to score

The fact that Pochettino’s squad has lost five of their last seven league away games helps explain why they are having such a hard time qualifying for Europe again this season.

Their recent victories should give them some confidence, but they have only failed to score in one of their previous ten away games—a 2-0 defeat to Everton in mid-December.

City can turn the game around when it matters most. As a result, we can anticipate a scoreless draw, with the champions emerging victorious. Correct-score bettors could be interested in a 3-1 home victory.

Prediction 3: Manchester City x Chelsea / Foden to score anytime

Despite scoring twice against the Toffees, Haaland still seems to be in the early stages of a recovery from a foot injury that sidelined him for six weeks. This has generated a lot of attention around his return.

So, bettors hoping for a goal scorer at any moment would want to search elsewhere, and Phil Foden is a tempting option thanks to his stellar play as of late.

This month, the England star starred in City’s 3-1 win over Brentford and was on target twice more—this time in the Champions League against Copenhagen—as he has thrived under the added pressure.