FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

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History of the Manchester City v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 64 games played, Blues have recorded 19 wins, and Man City have come away with 29 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2005, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Sky Blues in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 20 AugChelsea3 - 0Man CityPREM
2005/2006Sat 25 MarChelsea2 - 0Man CityPREM
2005/2006Wed 28 DecMan City0 - 1ChelseaPREM
2004/2005Sun 06 FebChelsea0 - 0Man CityPREM
2004/2005Sat 16 OctMan City1 - 0ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Sat 28 FebMan City0 - 1ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Sat 25 OctChelsea1 - 0Man CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Sky Blues's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.

Man City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 30 points from 27 matches. Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 63 points from their 28 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Chelsea are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Man City Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Chelsea Undefeated in last 3 away games.
12 games since last defeat.