Premier League Picks: Chelsea vs. Manchester City is a Big Betting Matchup

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Premier League Picks: Chelsea vs. Manchester City is a Big Betting Matchup
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The Premier League is back after the World Cup and we are treated to an all-time classic match Thursday when Manchester City heads to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

We’ve put together our best Premier League picks for this massive game.

Our three picks in a same game parlay is +19924 with FanDuel.

Erling Haaland to Score

Despite a month off with no soccer because Norway failed to qualify for the World Cup, Erling Haaland has returned to Premier League action with a vengeance. The Norwegian has scored three times in the two games since the break already, as he scored the opening goal against Everton and the two decisive goals against Leeds United.

In total, Haaland has scored an extraordinary 26 goals in just 20 games for City, including a record-breaking 20 in 14 games in the Premier League. Betting on him to score always makes sense, given this outrageous record, but he is also likely to get the first goal for the third game in a row.

Erling Haaland to score first is +260 with FanDuel.

Kai Havertz 2 or More Shots on Target

Although it seems like a City win is on the cards in this one, Chelsea is still at home, where it usually has gotten the better of teams. 

This season, Kai Havertz has been the Blues’ main man and so far has averaged 1.6 shots per game in the Premier League with four goals, too, and a total of 12 shots on target from 15 games.

Havertz scored the opening goal against Aston Villa in Chelsea’s comeback game and although it may lose here, at Stamford Bridge, we expect its leading goal scorer to have a few attempts on goal.

Kai Havertz to have 2 or more shots on target is +430 with FanDuel.

City to Win 2-0

A victory for the defending Premier League champions is vital in this game, with Arsenal continuing to stretch its lead at the top of the table. A loss in this game for City could mean Arsenal becomes the favorite to win the title.

These teams met in November in the League Cup, where City won 2-0. Despite an underwhelming season for Chelsea, it has only lost two games by three or more goals. 

As well as this, the Citizens have managed to defeat the Blues in all three of the past three meetings. Chelsea is in ninth right now and behind City by 11 points in the Premier League table.

A victory for City will be our pick for this game, and with Haaland breaking all sorts of records in front of goal, we think it will win 2-0 in west London.

Manchester City to win 2-0 is +550 with FanDuel.

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