FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 4th April 2008
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Manchester City and Chelsea at 15:00 on Saturday, 5th April 2008 in the Premier League.
Chelsea face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 65 games played, Blues have recorded 20 wins, and Man. City have come away with 29 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2007, 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:|
|2007/2008||Sat 27 Oct||Chelsea||6 - 0||Man. City||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 14 Mar||Man. City||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 20 Aug||Chelsea||3 - 0||Man. City||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Mar||Chelsea||2 - 0||Man. City||PREM|
|2005/2006||Wed 28 Dec||Man. City||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 06 Feb||Chelsea||0 - 0||Man. City||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Oct||Man. City||1 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.
Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Blues, and 3 goals against.
Man. City's 49 points from 32 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 71 points from their 32 games.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
The away form of the Blues has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Man. City. Away win
|Man. City||Not won in the 2 most recent games.|
|Chelsea||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
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