Chelsea vs Manchester City betting preview

The FA Cup returns this weekend with some big matches to look forward to. Chelsea will clash with Manchester City in the semi-final of the competition on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

The Blues have been on an impressive form since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel and are on course to finish the season on a high. Having narrowly seen off Porto in the Champions League quarter-final, Chelsea will now turn their attention to the FA Cup.

The London outfit has a rare opportunity to win a trophy but it won’t come easy. Their opponents, Manchester City, are the most in-form side in Europe and have all but wrapped up the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola’s side holds an 11-point lead over second-placed Manchester United and are firmly in contention for an unprecedented quadruple.

Just like Chelsea, Manchester City beat Borussia Dortmund to reach the semi-final of the Champions League and they are currently in the best shape possible.

On current form, there is very little that separates both teams. Manchester City have lost just two matches since November while Chelsea have also lost just two times since Tuchel took charge.

Both sides also have fit squads to select from. Thiago Silva has returned to full fitness while Tammy Abraham is also available for selection for Chelsea.

For Manchester City, though, Sergio Aguero is the only doubt, having suffered a muscle sprain that ruled him out of the midweek’s game against Dortmund.

Despite the trickiness of the game, Manchester City are favourites to win. As of the time of writing this article, the Citizens are priced by Betika at 1.86 to emerge victorious. Meanwhile, Chelsea is also priced by the same bookmaker at 4.75 to win and a draw is priced at 3.75.

Everything points to a game that will be keenly contested.