Chelsea – Manchester City: prediction for the match of the championship of England
The match Chelsea – Manchester City on December 8, 2018 will be the central confrontation in the 16th round. The starting whistle at Stamford Bridge stadium will be heard at 20:30 Moscow time.Chelsea “Blues” are increasingly moving away from the leaders of the Premier League and become contenders for getting into the Champions League. Now the gap between City and Chelsea is as much as ten points, and if the Londoners fail to win the Chelsea-Manchester City match, there will be very little chance. The hopes of Sarri’s wards are getting smaller with each round, the last match against Wolverhampton can be called especially painful. The departure to the “wolves” started positively, because the guests managed to take the lead already in the 18th minute, Ruben Loftus-Cheek did not strike the strongest shot from a long distance, but the Englishman’s shot was corrected by the defender and sent it into his own goal. The advantage of the guests could be traced throughout the first half and they left for a break with a minimum margin from the opponent. A completely different Chelsea fans saw in the second half. Guests failed the beginning of the second half and conceded quick two goals within four minutes. The hosts’ comeback began in the 59th minute, Raul Jimenez ran away from the defenders and shot right under the goalkeeper – 1:1. The situation turned around completely in the 63rd minute, Wolverhampton took the lead thanks to a blunder from the Blues’ defense, Matt Dougherty fired a cross into the free Diogo Jota, and he had only to hit the empty left corner. “Pensioners” did not manage to move away from such a failure and until the end of the game the score remained in favor of the home team. Manchester City “Citizens” played their match a day earlier than their upcoming opponent, although they got an opponent no less strong – it was Watford. The trip to the Hornets did not look extremely difficult for the guests from the start of the match, the City players seized the advantage and were very close to opening the scoring. During the starting minutes, the goalkeeper often rescued the hosts, sometimes the Watford goalkeeper rescued his team in some incredible way. Saves gatekeeper rescued Watford until the 40th minute, until Leroy Sane got down to business, the German took the ball and pushed it into the opponent’s goal – 0:1. Also, the second half of the game began with a goal scored, Riyad Mahrez was completely alone at the far post and he just had not to miss and hit the target. Mahrez’s goal relaxed the guests a bit and they began to make mistakes in the defensive line. The Hornets did not take much time and they took advantage of the shortcomings of the City defenders, Abdoulaye Dukure was with the ball, a meter from the opponent’s goal, and all that remained for him was to push the round behind the goal line, the midfielder coped with this and returned the intrigue five minutes before the end main time, but he failed to do anything else. The result is a 1:2 victory for the Citizens, thanks to which they kept the lead over Liverpool. The main task of the “sky blue” now is to avoid losses and keep competitors from reaching the first place, and the Chelsea – Manchester City match can help them in this. Odds for the match Chelsea – Manchester City December 8, 2018 The bookmakers from the Pari-Match company believe in the strength of Josep Guardiola’s wards and give advantage to his team. Odds for the match Chelsea – Manchester City: Chelsea win – 4.00; Draw – 3.90; Manchester City win – 1.89. Chelsea – Manchester City match prediction City’s players are now looking much better than their competitors and this should have a positive impact on the upcoming game. Prediction for the match Chelsea – Manchester City: Manchester City will not lose and the total is under 2.5, the odds are 3.00.