Manchester City Welcomes Reigning Champion at Etihad Stadium

Published August 16, 2015 by Florin P

Manchester City Welcomes Reigning Champion at Etihad Stadium

With Courtois suspended, Chelsea starts as underdog at Etihad Stadium against Manchester City (4 p.m UK Time)

Manchester City are tied for the lead in the Premier League with 6 other teams, but they are the only ones to have scored three goals, therefore they top of the standings. Tonight they have the chance to extend their lead, but with Chelsea coming to town, it is only fair to say that they have a tough mission ahead.

Begovis Steps in the Spotlight

With Thibaut Courtois suspended for this fixture after seeing a red card against Swansea, Chelsea will have to rely on Begovis. The goalkeeper is untested in a match of this magnitude and he will come under heavy fire in Manchester. The home side couldn’t possibly wish for a better scenario ahead of this fixture, as the Blues are usually rocksolid defensively.

Chelsea is also having a hard time scoring goals recently, losing twice by one goal to nil and Diego Costa is not exactly in great shape. Manchester City is not going to hold back this Sunday and will put all the weight of its formidable offensive trident behind its relentless attacks. This is a rare opportunity for the Citizens to claim all three points against Chelsea and they won’t hold back.

Manchester City Goes for the Jugular

One thing that the home side is great at is scoring goals, with the last couple of games highlighting their offensive prowess. After winning 8 games in a row and keeping plenty of clean sheets, they took more chances offensively and this resulted in 5 consecutive matches with an average of six goals scored.

Thibaut Courtois is out of the picture for this fixture, so the odds for Manchester City scoring are excellent and the over 2.5 goals to be scored is a tempting bet. Bet365 offers even odds on this outcome and the bookmaker has exactly the same 1/1 odds on the home side to prevail.

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