20/04 Weekend Tips:  Manchester City vs Chelsea Bet Tips

Betting Tips 

In a thrilling weekend of football, Chelsea and Manchester City are set to face off in the FA Cup semi-finals, a pivotal match that could define their seasons. Chelsea, seeking to capture some much-needed silverware in an otherwise underwhelming season, will aim to leverage their solid track record against City this term. This matchup promises high stakes and high drama at Wembley Stadium.

Following this, Arsenal looks to recover from recent setbacks in a crucial Premier League encounter against Wolverhampton Wanderers. After a disappointing exit from the Champions League and a surprising league defeat to Aston Villa, the Gunners are desperate to regain their form and keep their title hopes alive. 

They face a Wolves team struggling for form but still capable of posing a threat, especially with the resurgence of key player Matheus Cunha. Both games offer excitement and are critical in the season’s context for all teams involved.

Also, Not just on these two games, TopbetsSA picks the top five betting fixtures you can place your money on, plus extra tips for our readers.     

Manchester City vs Chelsea

Manchester City will face Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley, following a tough European defeat against Real Madrid. City, who were favorites, couldn’t secure a win in normal time against Madrid and lost on penalties. Despite potential fatigue, Pep Guardiola has options to rotate his squad. Chelsea, looking to salvage a disappointing season with some silverware, has had competitive matches against City this season, drawing both Premier League encounters.

Both teams have been scoring consistently, with their recent games indicating a possibility of goals from both sides. The match could extend into extra time due to City’s recent exhausting match and Chelsea’s solid performance record at Wembley. Betting on both teams to score could be wise, considering recent trends.

Chelsea’s former City player Cole Palmer is in excellent form, making him a strong candidate to score, especially since he’s set to take penalties. A high-scoring draw, potentially 2-2, might be expected, given both teams’ offensive capabilities and defensive vulnerabilities seen in recent games.

Verdict:

Expect a closely contested match for the FA Cup semi-final between Manchester City and Chelsea. Despite recent fatigue, City are favorites but Chelsea’s motivation and strong recent performances against City could level the playing field. The likelihood of goals from both sides could lead to extra time, with a high-scoring draw, possibly 2-2, being a probable outcome. Cole Palmer stands out as a potential scorer for Chelsea.

Tip: Both Teams to Score or Over 2.5 Goals 

Wolverhampton vs Arsenal

Arsenal aims to rebound from recent setbacks, including a Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich and a surprising Premier League loss to Aston Villa. These losses have left them winless in their last three matches across all competitions, relinquishing their lead in the title race to Manchester City. They face a struggling Wolves team, which hasn’t won in their last five games and sits mid-table with little at stake for the remainder of the season.

Wolves have been lackluster recently, drawing two and losing three of their last five matches. Nonetheless, they remain a threat offensively, especially with Matheus Cunha back in form, having scored twice last weekend. This poses a challenge to an Arsenal defense that has conceded in their last three games. Given the Wolves’ difficulties in keeping clean sheets—none in their last seven matches—a bet on both teams’ scoring could be promising.

Despite their challenges, Arsenal is expected to win and revitalize their season, potentially mirroring Wolves’ recent 2-1 home defeat to West Ham.

Verdict

Wolves have not kept a clean sheet in their last seven matches, and both teams have scored in four of their last five games. Meanwhile, Arsenal have allowed goals in their last three matches, yet they remain the Premier League’s second-highest scorers this season.

Arsenal to Win Or Both Teams to Score

Below are our top five betting fixtures for Saturday; 

5️⃣ Top five selections – Over 2.5 

  • Luton Town v Brentford✅
  • Sheffield Utd v Burnley  ✅
  • Hoffenheim v Monchengladbach✅
  • Wolfsburg v Bochum❌
  • Union Berlin v Bayern Munich✅

Five Picks – BTTS 

  • Sporting Braga v Vizela✅
  • Portsmouth v Wigan Athletic✅
  • Bristol Rovers v Peterborough❌
  • Grimsby v Swindon Town❌
  • Sutton Utd v Crawley Town✅

Five – Wins (Winning team in Bold) 

  • Leicester City v West Brom✅
  • Empoli v Napoli
  • Norwich City v Bristol City❌
  • Bolton v Port Vale✅
  • Angers v Troyes✅

Good luck!!! 

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