Manchester City and Chelsea which are probably the two best Premier League sides at this point of time will be up against each other in the 5th round match of the FA Cup this Saturday. It would be a very interesting match as both teams have been playing high standard football this season.
It’s very hard for the bookies to decide which of these two sides they should put their money on. They would like to take a few factors into account before reaching any decision. First of those factors is the recent form of the teams.
Chelsea’s form of late has been better than that of Manchester City. Out of their last 3 league games, they have secured 7 points, while, City has secured only 4. Currently, the position of Chelsea in the league table is also higher than that of the Sky Blues.
The second thing which is important for the bookies to consider is the outcome of the last game played between City and Chelsea. That game was played at the home ground of City and they were the favourites to win it, but, they got tactically outfoxed by the opposition. They couldn’t flourish upfront unlike their earlier games and lost the 3 points.
However, City hasn’t played any match is the last 1 week or so as their last match which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday got postponed due to some reason. So, they would be bit fresher than the Blues and that’s one of the advantages that they have. Also, this match will be played at Etihad too, so, the Sky Blues would have the home advantage again.
But, despite these couple of things, it’s the Blues which are looking more likely to come on top in this game.