Chelsea vs Manchester City: prediction for the League Cup final
The match Chelsea – Manchester City on February 24, 2019 will determine the new owner of the English Football League Cup. Fans will hear the starting whistle at Wembley Stadium at 19:30 Moscow time.The Chelsea Blues have come a long way to the final. Maurizio Sarri’s team started from stage 1/16, where they came across one of the most difficult rivals – Liverpool. The Londoners had a tough match at Anfield, but managed to pull out a 1-2 victory at the very end of the match. The next opponent of the capital team was Derby County from the Championship. Of course, the “pensioners” were the favorites of this confrontation, but the fact that Derby managed to knock out Manchester United in the previous round left no rest. The Blues had to sweat a lot, because the guests managed to win back twice in the score, but there were no arguments for the third goal from Cesc Fabregas – 3:2. Bournemouth also created problems for Chelsea, with whom they had to play at the quarter-final stage, the “aristocrats” could not break through the opponent’s goalkeeper until the 84th minute, until Eden Hazard scored – 1:0. But the most difficult was the semi-final confrontation with Tottenham. Chelsea players lost the first match at Wembley, having failed to counter anything from Hari Kane’s goal. The return game turned out to be completely different, the hosts intercepted the advantage and won with a score of 2: 1, the game went into a penalty shootout, the winner of which was Sarri’s wards. The hosts are not in the best shape for the Chelsea-Manchester City match. The Blues began to miss a lot and lost all key matches, first there was a loss to Arsenal (2:0), then an unexpected defeat to Bournemouth (4:0), and a total defeat from Manchester City (6:0). Manchester City “Citizens” also started their journey from the 1/16th final, Oxford United failed to create problems for Guardiola’s wards – 3:0. Next was Fulham, whose players also did not create problems for the Mancunians – 2:0. The first who managed to impose a fight on City were the players of Leicester. In the match against the Foxes, Guardiola also gave some reservists a chance to play, but this almost played a cruel joke on the head coach. Leicester managed to reduce the main time to a draw, and then reach the penalty shootout, but the players of the “sky blue” became the winners of the post-match lottery. In the semi-finals, City were to play against League One’s Burton Albion. The victory with a score of 9:0 in the first match decided the issue of reaching the final round, the return game did not decide much and ended with a minimum score of 0:1 in favor of the “citizens”. The situation of the “sky blue” before the trip to “Wembley” is much better. Wards of Guardiola lost only one of the last ten fights. The team corrected all the mistakes and returned to the title race of the English Premier League. The Citizens are on a three-match winning streak, which includes a 6-0 crushing victory against Chelsea. The front line of the Mancunians looks especially powerful, they scored 11 goals in these three games. Such an attacking potential should also show itself in the Chelsea-Manchester City match. Odds for the match Chelsea – Manchester City on February 24, 2019 Bookmakers from the Pari-Match company do not believe in the victory of the London team at all. Odds for the match Chelsea – Manchester City: Chelsea win – 5.70; Draw – 4.10; Manchester City win – 1.57. Chelsea – Manchester City: prediction for the match The Blues have failed in recent matches, and the previous confrontation between these two teams showed that Manchester players are in much better shape. Prediction for the match Chelsea – Manchester City: Manchester City total over 2.5, odds – 2.90.