Anticipation is building as Manchester City appears poised to clinch the Premier League title this weekend, with Pep Guardiola’s squad exhibiting unwavering determination in their pursuit of a treble.
Barring an unlikely landslide victory by Arsenal, City are virtually already champions. This weekend, they encounter a beleaguered Chelsea team eager to put an end to what has been an absolute disaster of a season. Chelsea, once a dominant force and superior to City, will be relieved to see the end of this season, given their current trajectory threatened to pull them into a genuine relegation scrap.
The state of their season is glaringly clear from their performance – one victory in their last 11 games across all competitions, a solitary win away to Bournemouth. Frank Lampard is likely to conclude his season watching one of his former teams achieve success.
Manchester City’s statistics have been staggering recently, with their midweek demolition of Real Madrid demonstrating the considerable gulf between them and the rest of Europe. They are currently the firm favourites, with odds of 4/11, to secure their first-ever Champions League trophy against a respectable Inter Milan side.
City’s last defeat dates back to February. Since then, they’ve managed to secure victory in 19 out of 23 games across all competitions.
Just a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable to receive odds of 12/1 for a Chelsea victory in any game. But such are their current circumstances that 888sport is offering these odds. The chances of a draw are set at 11/2 by Betway.
Previous Meetings The teams have faced off three times this season in domestic competitions, and City have come out on top in each instance, scoring seven goals without conceding any.
Players to Keep an Eye On Erling Haaland is typically the favourite to score in any given match for City at home, with odds usually around 1/2. However, given Bernardo Silva’s impressive brace against Real Madrid during the week, he’s a player to watch. Bet365 is offering odds of 4/1 for Silva to score in Sunday’s match.