Manchester City vs. Chelsea – English Premier League, May 8, 2021

| May 7, 2021 7:47 am PDT

In a rehearsal for the Champions League final at the end of the month, Manchester City faces Chelsea on Saturday at the Etihad.

City can claim the Premier League title with a victory and get a chance to take a look at their opponent closely before the big game in just three weeks’ time.

Manchester City vs. Chelsea Odds

Manchester City to Win-110
The Draw+220
Chelsea to Win+310

With the chance to win the league, Manchester City is understandably made the odds on favorite to win by BetOnline.

There will still be a few more chances to claim the title in the coming weeks, so Chelsea might be able to spring a surprise. All three of the match result options are very possible here.

Manchester City vs. Chelsea Match Preview

Manchester City could have won the league last weekend but was forced to wait another week (at least) after the game between United and Liverpool was called off. City had finally broken through the Crystal Palace defense to record a 2-0 win on the Saturday and needed United to drop points the day after.

Sergio Aguero was the star of the show against Palace and may be given another chance to further cement his place in club folklore this Saturday.

Aguero is leaving in the summer, and it seems appropriate that he could win the league for the club again this weekend; he could even score the winner against the same opposition in the Champions League final.

Of course, Chelsea will be doing everything it can to stop that from happening. Thomas Tuchel has completely changed the way the team plays after Frank Lampard’s time in charge earlier in the season. There are squad members that seem much more able to play to their strengths now – and that must be the German coach’s doing.

Chelsea beat Fulham last weekend thanks to two Kai Havertz goals; this extends their unbeaten streak to four. But if Chelsea is to qualify for the Champions League without having to win it this season, it will need to get something from this game as West Ham is just waiting for a slip-up.

Manchester City vs. Chelsea Betting Pick

Pick
  • Manchester City to Win
    -110

Although these two sides are very familiar with each other, this could be a more cagey game where players get a glimpse of how the Champions League final might go.

But with the possibility of Manchester City winning the league this weekend, I think the home team will do enough to win the three points.

Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts is an experienced freelance writer specialising in sports and sports betting. He is particularly knowledgeable about world soccer, but also writes about football, basketball and cricket.

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