Since the 2017-18 season, Martin Green has generated $18,200 for $100 bettors. It’s a battle of English Premier League titans on Saturday as Chelsea meets Manchester City at Wembley Stadium’s 2020-21 FA Cup semifinals. Both teams advanced to the Champions League semifinals this week, and Man City is chasing an incredible quadruple, with the league title all but secured and a League Cup semi-final scheduled for next weekend. In the EPL table, City are 11 points behind second-place Manchester United, while Chelsea is fifth but only two points behind third. This season, City was a scoring machine, while Chelsea’s success came from its stifling defense.
The game begins at 12:30 p.m. ET in London. William Hill Sportsbook’s new Chelsea vs. Manchester City odds list City as the 0.5-goal and-119-money-line favorite (risk $119 to win $100), while the over-under for total goals scored is 2,5. Check out Martin Green’s FA Cup predictions before making any Manchester City vs. Chelsea picks.
After many years in the sports betting business, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. His European soccer predictions have since been spot-on. Green has raised over $18,200 for $100 bettors since season 2017-18.
Now, Green has announced his best bets on Manchester City vs. Chelsea. Only SportsLine can see them.
- Spread Chelsea vs. Manchester City-0.5
- Chelsea vs. Manchester City over-under:
- Chelsea vs. Manchester City: Chelsea +370, Manchester City-119, Draw +240
- CHEL: Mason Mount is third in the Premier League, with 133 shot-creating acts.
- CITY: Kevin de Bruyne is the only player averaging over half an assist per game.
FA Cup – Why should you support Manchester City?
Since mid-December, the Cityzens have been in the Premier League class, posting a league goal plus-44 differential. The quadruple is a legitimate possibility and an excellent run against the Blues. In the past nine matches, they’re 6-1-2 and have the talent to crack Chelsea’s stout defence. City had a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge in January, with Kevin de Bruyne netting one of the goals. The Belgian midfielder is one of the best players in the world, the secret to the City attack, recording eight goals and 16 assists in all competitions.
Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden both scored in Chelsea’s win, having 29 goals in all competitions. City has nine players who have scored at least five goals, with Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus (both 13) providing plenty of pace to complement the technical expertise of de Bruyne, Gundogan, and Foden.The Citizens lead the Premier League in time of possession (64%) and have scored 23 goals in league play, eight fewer than No. 2 Chelsea.Goalkeeper Ederson leads the league with 16 clean sheets, and Ruben Dias and John Stones established an almost unbeatable defensive partnership.
FA Cup – Why should you back Chelsea?
The Blues rolled after Thomas Tuchel took over as manager in January, going 12-4-2 in all competitions. In the 18 matches, they allowed nine goals, but five came in one game when they were down against West Brom two weeks ago. Goalkeeper Eduardo Mendy is second in the Premier League with 14 clean sheets, and Chelsea is third in the EPL at nearly 62 percent. Center back Thiago Silva and Captain Cesar Azpilicueta are relentless defenders, making it a tough day for City attackers.
Both teams could face exhaustion, but Chelsea had an extra day off with 10 players who scored at least four goals. Jorginho and Mason Mount are the main assault pieces, combining for 15 goals, and Mount has six assists. Timo Werner, Olivier Giroud, and Tammy Abraham have been vying for minutes, but each rivalry has at least ten goals.American national team star Christian Pulisic has three goals in his last four games, and 21-year-old Kai Havertz (six goals, six assists) has made the most of his increased playing time.
How to make Chelsea vs. Manchester City picks
Green likes overall goals under 2.5, and he’s locked in another best bet that offers a major plus-money payoff. He’s sharing his top picks here.
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