Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction, 5/29/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-111) Chelsea (+260)
Riyad Mahrez and Manchester City (11-1-0 in Champions League) host Chelsea (8-3-1 in Champions League) at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Ederson for Manchester City and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The odds on this game have Manchester City priced at -111 and Chelsea are at +260. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Manchester City faced Brighton in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 3-2. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 83.6% rate by converting 300 of the 359 pass attempts in their last game. Manchester City attempted 16 dribbles in this match and converted 11 of those attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. Regarding shot accuracy, Manchester City finished at a 50.0% clip by hitting 4 shots on target of 8 total shots. Manchester City is averaging 2.08 goals per 90 (77 total goals) and have 50 assists in all games for the season.
Riyad Mahrez is a guy who should impact this matchup for Manchester City. He has 61 assists while earning 12 yellow card cautions in his career. Mahrez has had a starting assignment in 239 outings during his soccer career and he tallies 0.32 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Algeria has earned 75 goals scored in 20,948 minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Kevin De Bruyne, the midfielder taking the field for Belgium. Bruyne has been on the field for 27,566 minutes in 317 starts and has been given a total of 33 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 136 times so far in his career and he has scored 79 total goals. He currently averages 0.26 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Manchester City will be Ederson. Ederson has played for 19,412 minutes and has tallied 412 stops thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 0.78 (169 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 72.9. The goalkeeper representing Manchester City has had 568 shots tried against him in 217 starting assignments. Ederson (148-34-35 record in his career) has totaled 98 shutouts, which gives him a 45.2% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Chelsea took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Leicester City. Chelsea ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 8 of the 16 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by completing 490 of the 539 attempted passes earning a rate of 90.9%. Chelsea connected on 5 SoT out of their 16 shots attempted which gave them a 31.3% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 55 goals and 37 assists in all matches, Chelsea is averaging 1.49 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Timo Werner will need to provide a lift for Chelsea. The forward born in Germany has been on the pitch for 18,160 mins and has scored 98 goals. He has accounted for 13 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 44 times. He has an average of 0.49 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 205 outings in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Christian Pulisic, the forward representing for Chelsea. Pulisic has been given 7 yellow card cautions in 8,518 minutes (91 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.27. He has scored 26 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 21 different times.
Edouard Mendy will reside in front of the goal for Chelsea. Mendy has 59 shutouts while defending 434 shots tried against him in 12,073 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of 76.7 and his shutout rate is currently 44.0%. He has surrendered 0.87 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 46-32-23. So far in his career, Mendy has given up 117 goals while tallying 332 saves in 134 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester City (-111)
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