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Manchester City’s relentless charge towards the Premier League title continued Thursday night as they eased to victory at Arsenal.
The 3-0 win was a repeat of the League Cup final on Sunday and Pep Guardiola’s team scored three excellent goals in the first half before taking their foot off the gas in the second to coast home. The win leaves Manchester City 16 points clear of Manchester United ahead of their meeting with Chelsea at the Etihad this Sunday.
This is a match between the champions elect and defending champions but Chelsea are currently no where near the level of Manchester City this season.
The Citizens have won each of their last 13 home matches in the Premier League, defeating Liverpool and Arsenal in the process. You must go back to December 2016 to find the last time Manchester City lost at home in the Premier League and they are 13/20 to continue that run with a win in this match.
The last team to defeat Manchester City on home soil in the Premier League were Chelsea and this came when they were on their way to sealing the Premier League title. The boot is on the other foot this season and Chelsea come into the match on the back of a defeat at Manchester United. Chelsea are the 9/2 outsiders to win the game.
Manchester City have been scoring goals for fun at home in the league this season. In their last 13 Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City have scored 3 or more goals 11 times, which is a fantastic record.
You can get 7/4 for Manchester City to score over 2.5 goals in this game and 13/10 for Manchester City to win and over 2.5 goals to be scored.
Chelsea’s away form in the Premier League shows just one win in their last 5 games and that came at Brighton. Since then, Antonio Conte’s team have tasted defeat at Watford (4-1) and Manchester United (2-1).
While they are unlikely to take anything from the match, Chelsea have scored in each of their last four away Premier League games and Manchester City have kept only one clean sheet in their last four home league games.
Manchester City to win and both teams to score is available at 21/10.
Guardiola may make some changes to his starting XI for this match and Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi could make way for John Stones and Aymeric Laporte in defence. The manager may also give Gabriel Jesus a start having made an appearance off the bench at the Emirates on Thursday.
The Brazilian will be eager to impress if given the chance, with big games coming up in the Champions League for Manchester City and the World Cup with Brazil.
Jesus is 4/1 to score the first goal of the game and 11/10 to score at anytime, in what should be a home win for this team.