Man City vs Chelsea
SAT 29 MAY 2021 – KO 20:00
BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
On Saturday night, Manchester City and Chelsea face off at the Estadio Do Dragao in the final of the Champions League.
The Citizens are looking to end the season with their holy grail of winning the Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s team won their third Premier League title in four seasons this season. They ended the campaign with a 5-0 hammering of Everton at the Etihad Stadium.
City have been formidable in the Champions League this season, as they are unbeaten in their last 12 matches in the competition, having recorded 11 victories in the process. The Citizens have been highly prolific in Europe’s elite competition, scoring at least two goals in their last seven matches.
The Blues finished the Premier League campaign fourth in the table, despite a 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa on the final day of the season. Thomas Tuchel’s short spell at the club has been relatively successful so far, grabbing a top-four spot, making it to the FA Cup final and of course setting up this clash.
Although things have improved under Tuchel, Chelsea ended the season with three defeats in four games in all competitions.
The Blues have been difficult to beat in the Champions League, as the team from south west London have lost just one of their last 12 matches in Europe’s elite competition. They have also won four of their last six matches in the competition, a run that included eliminating Real Madrid in the semi-finals.
Neither team has any reported first-team absentees. Chelsea have looked tired of late in the league, while City have had the opportunity to rest players in recent games due to the English top-flight title being sealed for a good while.