IT’LL be a day of celebration at the Etihad for champions Manchester City after Arsenal’s defeat at Nottingham Forest last night.
It’s a third successive title for Pep Guardiola’s who are two games from winning a remarkable Treble.
Winning the title early gives Guardiola the chance to utilise his squad before the Champions League and FA Cup finals in June and he might opt to do so today, rewarding some of those who outplayed Real Madrid in midweek with the chance to put their feet up.
Phil Foden came off the bench against Real on Wednesday and is likely to start and in a game where City could rack up a few goals, he looks well priced at 11/5 to add to his 14 goals this season.
But regardless who plays this afternoon they should be good enough to underline being champions again with a win over Chelsea.
The Blues have been going through the motions this season and are destined to finish in the bottom half of the Premier League for the first time since 1996.
They’ve won only one of 17 league matches this season against teams currently in the top half of the table and managed just a single win in the eight games that Frank Lampard has been in charge. Hardly the kind of stats that suggest they’ll do anything against Lampard’s former club at the Etihad.
City are 1/3 to win, not a bad price for the big-hitters. For a bit more value consider the win to nil at 5/4. It’s not something City have done too often this season though – just six in their 18 home games – but they have kept three clean sheets in their last five and Chelsea haven’t exactly been scoring for fun under Lampard – just seven in eight games.
20/21 on City to be winning at half-time and full-time also appeals. They’ve done this more than any other side this season, in over 50% of their games.
All eyes will be on West Ham v Leeds Utd at the bottom of the table. The Hammers will still be on a high after booking a place in the Europa Conference League final on Thursday and it would take a series of extraordinary results to see them relegated from the Premier League. For a start they’d need to lose heavily to Leeds who are six points and 11 goals worse off than their opponents.
Best bet could be on goals at the London Stadium. Both teams have scored in each of Leeds’ last 11 Premier League matches, the joint-longest spell in their history. In fact Leeds boast the most BTTS matches of the campaign with 67% of games seeing each side find the net. Another BTTS match is priced at 8/13.
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