ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: EUROPEAN SOCCER GURU REVEALS BEST BETS FOR CHELSEA VS MANCHESTER CITY.
European soccer insider Martin Green just revealed his best bets for Chelsea vs Manchester City on Sunday
One of the marquee matches of Matchday 17 in the English Premier League takes place Sunday as Chelsea vs Manchester City. Before you bet this must-see matchup, you NEED to see what European soccer insider Martin Green is saying.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $16,800 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now Green has released his best bets for Chelsea vs. Manchester City. Read on for his two best bets with analysis.
Here are the English Premier League picks from Martin Green:
Chelsea vs. Manchester City picks (Sunday, 11:30 a.m. ET)
- Manchester City to win (+130)
- Under 3.5 goals (-200)
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Manchester City will head to London to face Chelsea on Sunday after managing to contain a COVID-19 outbreak on the squad.
Positive tests for defender Kyle Walker, striker Gabriel Jesus and two members of the backroom staff were confirmed on Christmas Day. Both players missed Man City’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle on December 26.
The club then revealed positive test results for three more players on Monday, causing its scheduled clash with Everton to be abandoned. However, officials revealed a round of negative tests Thursday morning and announced that the training ground has re-opened.
The eagerly anticipated clash between Chelsea and Man City will go ahead as planned, and the latter should be fresh and ready for action. The players will have enjoyed more than a week of rest by the time they face Chelsea, whereas the Blues were in action against Aston Villa on Monday.
Lampard Under Pressure
A header by Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea a 1-0 lead in that game, but Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi crashed in a second-half equalizer to earn his team a point. Chelsea has picked up just one win in its last five games.
The Blues lost 1-0 against Everton on Dec. 12 were edged 2-1 by Wolverhampton three days later. Chelsea beat West Ham 3-0 four days before Christmas but lost to Arsenal 3-1 in their big Boxing Day clash before drawing with Aston Villa.
Chelsea has slipped to sixth place in the standings, and manager Frank Lampard will be feeling the heat after a disastrous run of results.
Man City is even in points with Chelsea but has two games in hand. If it wins both, it would be just one point behind league-leading Liverpool. Manager Pep Guardiola will have his troops fired up for this game, and Man City should win if it plays to its full potential.
Aguero Back from Injury
Man City has not revealed which three players tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. Therefore, it might be prudent to check the starting lineup before betting on this game.
The squad is large and talented, and it can deal with the absences of Walker and Gabriel. But it could struggle if several other senior players are missing.
Star striker Sergio Aguero is back from injury, and Man City fans should be full of confidence if he lines up alongside Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva for this game. Ruben Dias and John Stones have formed a strong defensive partnership, Joao Cancelo can fill in for Walker at right back and Fernandinho is a strong anchor at midfield.
Chelsea has missed injured playmaker Hakim Ziyech badly. New signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have not yet adapted to the pace of the Premier League, while the Blues’ defense looks suspect. If Man City is able to put out a strong starting 11, it should win this game.