Manchester City vs Chelsea
Champions League Final
Date: Saturday, 29 May 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Dragão.
The Citizens are ninety minutes away from their first European title, and with a familiar opponent, there just might not be a better time to achieve the feat. The currently-struggling Blues are definitely on the back-foot against the reigning EPL title-holders.
Pep Guardiola had long been searching for this third UCL winners’ medal, and should he able to do that this weekend – it would raise him to elite company. Only a handful of managers have three triumphs at this stage, and none have four.
They are in superb form right now, and they also have the added confidence of delivering the league title. In fact, such was their consistency, that it was a foregone conclusion that the Citizens would be the English champions almost two months before the final game week.
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel’s men did improve their form after the arrival of the gaffer. But lately they have been going through a poor run, and are conceding goals in huge numbers.
Moreover, they are also comparatively not as experienced as Pep’s men, and have an overall inferior h2h record against them.
By the looks of things, expect a Manchester City win this Saturday at the Estádio do Dragão.
Manchester City vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Guardiola’s men had recorded 15 of the former 24 overall wins.
- Four of the past five encounters had goals from both teams, as well as three or more goals.
- The latest clash had ended in a 1-2 win for Tuchel’s men.
- In the past five-year period, the Citizens have failed to score just in two games.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction
Pep’s men had recorded a 4-1 aggregate win against PSG in the semis. In the meantime, the Blues posted a 3-1 aggregate scorecard against Real Madrid.
Going on, the Citizens had won 35 of their last 40 overall fixtures, and they had scored two or more goals in 26 of their preceding 33 matches.
On the other hand, their counterparts had lost three of their past four overall games, and they had failed to score in two of these fixtures.
Importantly, they have an inferior h2h record against this rival in the past few years, and they had also managed just a fourth-place finish in the EPL this season.
On the contrary, their opposite number had ended up champions of the PL, and had posted an extra 19 points, as well as had scored 25 goals more than them.
Likely, expect Manchester City to deliver their maiden European title this weekend. Going on, with either squad determined for a win, and with in-form offense on either side of the pitch, chances are high for at least two goals to come this Saturday.