2021 English Premier League odds, May 8 picks: Proven expert reveals best bets for Manchester City vs. Chelsea

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Manchester City has been the class of the Premier League of late, winning four titles in the last nine seasons while finishing as runner-up three times in that span. The Cityzens have been crowned champions of the highest English league six times in their history and are one title away from tying Aston Villa for fifth-most on the all-time list. Manchester City, which also will face Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League final on May 29, can accomplish that feat and claim the Premier League crown for the third time in four years when it hosts the Blues on Saturday. The Cityzens, who own a 13-point lead over second-place Manchester United with four games remaining, can pull even with Chelsea (five) for the second-most championships since the Premier League was formed in 1992.

Kickoff from Etihad Stadium is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET. The latest Chelsea vs. Manchester City odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Manchester City as a 0.5-goal and -103 money-line favorite (risk $103 to win $100), while the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Manchester City vs. Chelsea picks, check out the English Premier League predictions from SportsLine’s Martin Green.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.

Now, Green has set his sights on Manchester City vs. Chelsea and revealed his best bets. You can only see them over at SportsLine.

  • Chelsea vs. Manchester City spread: Manchester City -0.5 (-110)
  • Chelsea vs. Manchester City over-under: 2.5 goals
  • Chelsea vs. Manchester City money line: Manchester City -103, Chelsea +305, Draw +240
  • CHE: The Blues have recorded four wins and two draws over their last six games across all competitions
  • MCY: The Cityzens have posted five straight victories since losing to Chelsea on Apr. 17
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Top predictions for Manchester City vs. Chelsea

Green is leaning under 2.5 goals in Saturday’s matchup between Chelsea and Manchester City. This contest features the top two defensive teams in the Premier League, as the Cityzens (24) and the Blues (31), who both have played 34 games, are first and second in goals allowed, respectively. Chelsea also has tightened up considerably since Thomas Tuchel took over as manager in late January. The team has posted 11 clean sheets while giving up a total of eight tallies in 15 league games under his watch.

The Blues also don’t possess a dynamic scorer, as they have four players tied for the team lead with six Premier League goals and are seventh in total tallies despite occupying fourth place in the overall standings. Manchester City is no stranger to clean sheets, as it has registered 18 this season — two shy of the team mark set in 2018-19. The Cityzens and Blues combined for one goal in their FA Cup semifinal match on Apr. 17, which has helped Green in his decision to lean toward the under on Saturday.

How to make EPL picks for Chelsea vs. Manchester City

Green has also locked in a strong money line pick for Manchester City vs. Chelsea. He’s only sharing that pick here. 

So who wins Manchester City vs. Chelsea? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the top picks for Chelsea vs. Manchester City, all from the European soccer expert who has generated $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.

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