Manchester City will come against Chelsea in the grand 2021 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 3:00 PM (ET) at the Estadio de Dragao in Porto. Manchester City had to get past Borussia Monchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund, and Paris Saint-Germain to get to the final. Meanwhile, Chelsea had to endure a little bit more difficult road, which saw them beat Atletico Madrid, Porto, and they eventually shocked Real Madrid to set up a meeting with yet another Premier League outfit.
For the Citizens, it is their first Champions League Final, and in fact, their only European final in the history of the club. For the Blues, it is their third UEL final, and a total of fifth European final, including the two Europa League culminating games. The last time Chelsea won the Champions League was in 2012 when they were the better side from the Bayern clash. They also have one lost final in 2018, when they were defeated by Manchester United.
While picking a straight winner might not be as attractive there are many betting opportunities in the over/under or who scores first that might be much more attractive. Let’s take a look at the betting options and tips for this matchup.
Manchester City vs Chelsea predictions and tips
This will be their 169th overall meeting. Chelsea are by far the more successful side in head-to-head games, managing a total of 70 wins; Manchester City have emerged victorious 59 times so far, and even 39 matches have ended in a draw throughout the years. An interesting fact is that these clubs have, in fact, previously met in a UEFA competition, with the Blues ending up as the better side in both legs in the 1970/71 European Cup Winners' Cup Semi-Finals.
Both sides have already qualified for a Champions League spot for next season via the Premier League standings, so this clash will be all about prestige. For the Citizens, this would be the ultimate test. It has been 13 years since the Abu Dhabi United Group took the club over, and after a total of 5 Premier League titles, 2 FA Cups, 6 EFL Cups, and 3 Community Shield trophies, they will hope to fulfill the ultimate goal - conquer Europe. Anything other than that will be a failure.
It is the favorites Man City who are at -115 to win this clash and become the Champions League winners for the first time, while the wager on Chelsea is at +360. However, it's worth mentioning that ever since Thomas Tuchel arrived at the Stamford Bridge, his side have suffered only five losses, one of which was in the UCL. In addition, Tuchel has managed to bring the Blues' defence back to life, as the club had gone on a 14-match defeatless run in all competitions.
A tough battle is expected, but having everything in mind, betting that the match ends in a 2-1 triumph for Manchester City pays out +750. At $100, the bettor could earn $750. If you got to pick anyone to put the ball in the back of the net in this game look no further than Sergio Aguero, as he is at +420 to be the first one to score in his farewell match for the English side before moving to Barcelona on a free transfer.
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