We’re offering even bigger prices on Thursday’s mouth-watering Premier League showdown at Stamford Bridge, including a hugely appealing 15/4 Bet Boost.
It’s the first of two meetings between Chelsea (7/2) and Manchester City (3/4) this week, as the two top-flight powerhouses collide in the Premier League before reacquainting themselves in the FA Cup at the Etihad on Sunday.
With Pep Guardiola’s side having dropped points in two of their last three league outings, against Brentford and Everton, they know there is little room for error between now and the end of the campaign if their bid to topple Arsenal in the hunt for this season’s crown is to be successful.
The reigning champions head south to take on Graham Potter's men in front of the live television cameras, with the Londoners 10 points adrift of the Champions League places and in desperate need of a victory to help address an alarming dip in form that has seen them notch just a solitary victory from their last seven Premier League outings.
Chelsea are now 4/5 to finish in the top six and will have to tame a formidable Erling Haaland if they are to reignite their season on home soil. The Norwegian’s acquisition has been a Guardiola masterstroke, with the 22-year-old having netted a remarkable 27 goals in his opening 20 competitive fixtures in Manchester City colours.
Very few things are guaranteed in sport, but Erling Haaland hitting the back of the net is proving to be one of the exceptions.
The former Borussia Dortmund ace has been in scintillating form since swapping the German Bundesliga for the English Premier League in the summer, and has shown there is no sign of letting up post World Cup either.
The formidable frontman was averaging nigh on 1.5 goals per game prior to the Qatar showpiece, and has returned equally as hungry having dispatched another four in the three matches since the festive restart.
His astronomical numbers are petrifying for any backline let alone a Chelsea one that has registered just a solitary clean sheet in their last nine fixtures in all competitions.
The Norwegian powerhouse was an unused substitute in City’s 2-0 EFL Cup success in November, so will be champing at the bit to add to his tally in the capital and extend a seasonal scoring record that is already on the verge of hitting 30.
Haaland has netted two or more goals in eight of his 20 outings this term too, and given he will play such a key role in his side’s fortunes at the Bridge, the 15/4 price available on him to edge that record to nine is very appealing.
It’s been over two years since City last went more than one league game without winning, and they are 3/4 to bridge the gap between themselves and Arsenal to five points and inflict more anguish on Potter’s underperforming blues.
If they are to do that, Haaland, you'd think, will be the catalyst.
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