Chelsea vs Manchester City FA Cup Preview | 17.04.2021

The FA Cup Betting Tips · 17/04/2021 - 17:30 · Wembley Stadium

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Instead of focussing on the Premier League, this week we are providing you with the best FA Cup betting tips Canada has to offer. There are two semi-finals this weekend. In the pick of the ties multiple time winners Chelsea and Manchester City meet on Saturday in one of the week’s biggest fixtures anywhere in the galaxy.

Recent form analysis

Chelsea bested Sheffield United to make it to the FA Cup final four, while City defeated Everton. In the Premier League the Citizens are looking strong, but as we have seen many times before cup competitions often lead to form going out the window. If you are looking for FA Cup betting tips for Saturday you have come to right place. This is how PlayersBest CA sees the game going.

Chelsea – A Team Transformed

Chelsea fans across the universe were angry when club legend Frank Lampard was given his marching order earlier this season. However, since former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has taken over the Blues have improved considerably. The most telling change has been their tightening up at the back. Last week’s freak 5-2 defeat to lowly West Bromwich Albion aside, Chelsea have enjoyed far more control over games under Tuchel. The German finally seems to be getting the best out of his attacking players as well, with Kai Havertz impressing in a withdrawn forward role in recent weeks.

The Quadruple is On For City

After an underwhelming start to the season, many people dismissed City’s chances of success this season. Flashforward to the present and they have a genuine chance of clinching not one, not two, not three but four trophies before the end of the season. With the Premier League title all but assured, along with their place in the Champions League semi-finals and Carabao Cup final, a victory on Saturday would be a huge statement of intent from Pep Guardiola’s super-galactic all-stars. There have been a few defensive errors creeping into their game in recent weeks though, so they cannot underestimate Chelsea.

Head to Head

These two teams are two of the most recognisable in the Milky Way. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, they have met many times previously. In total there have been 166 fixtures between the pair and things tended to be pretty even. Chelsea hold a slight advantage though, winning 68 games to City’s 59. 39 have finished as draws. Since Pep Guardiola has taken over at the Etihad Stadium the Manchester side’s record has improved. In the last 10 games between the two teams, City have won seven with Chelsea taking the other three. The pair famously met in the 2019 Carabao Cup final, a game the Citizens won on penalties after the game ended 0-0 after 120 minutes of action.

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Statistical highlights

Key to providing our FA Cup betting tips is extensive statistical analysis. Looking at all the relevant facts and figures is a great way to improve the success rate of your predictions. Here are three highlights that stood out to us ahead on Saturday’s game.

Chelsea vs. Manchester City
Stamford Bridge | Chelsea 1-3 Manchester City | Premier League
Stamford Bridge | Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City | Premier League
Etihad Stadium | Manchester City 2-1 Chelsea | Premier League
Wembley Stadium | Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City | League Cup
Etihad Stadium | Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea | Premier League
City have averaged the most Premier League possession per game this season
Tammy Abraham is joint top scorer in the FA Cup with four goals
City are the Premier League’s top scorers this season

Our Betting Tip for Today

We are backing City to win with both teams to score.

City to Make it to the Final

You cannot blame us for backing City to win this and progress to the FA Cup final. Pep Guardiola’s charges have only twice in all competitions since November and we do not expect them to add to this on Saturday. They just have so many ways to hurt the Blues.

Neither Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, nor Ferran Torres started in midweek. This means they will have fresh legs to hurt their opponents and we do not fancy Chelsea’s defence to cope, despite their improvement under Tuchel. Saying that, the Blues should be afforded some chances to hit City on the counter. They also rested some talented players on Tuesday and all of them will be motivated to prove a point with a Champions League semi-final XI to break into. Because of this, we think both teams will score.

If you are looking to back our tip we recommend heading over to Betsson. They are offering odds of 3.53 on a City win and both teams to score.

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