Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for 2022 FA Cup (City Advances in Low-Scoring Battle)

Larry Rupp
Manchester City vs Chelsea prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 FA Cup match.
Manchester City vs Chelsea prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 FA Cup match. / AP Photos/Kirsty Wigglesworth
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Manchester City vs Chelsea Match Info

2022-23 Emirates English FA Cup
Manchester City vs. Chelsea
Date: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023
Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Venue: Etihad Stadium — Manchester, England
Coverage: ESPN+

The 2022-23 Emirates English FA Cup has reached the Round of 32 as some of the best clubs in the world are set to duke it out for the title. There are a ton of exciting matches on the schedule, including a contest between Manchester City and Chelsea set for kickoff at 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 8.

Manchester City vs Chelsea Odds & Spread

All FA Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MANC: (-340) | CHE: (+700) | Draw (+410)
Spread: MANC: -1 (+100) | CHE: +1 (+220)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (-160) | Under: (+116)
Team to Score the First Goal: MANC: (-340) | CHE: (+290) I NO GOALS: (+1600)
Odds to Win FA Cup: MANC: (+340) | CHE: (+1100)

Manchester City enters this contest as the clear favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 11:30 a.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the over being favored at -160 odds.

Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction & Pick

These squads remain no stranger to one another as Manchester City and Chelsea most recently faced off in Premier League action on Thursday afternoon. It was Manchester City that came out on top by a score of 1-0, which secured the team's fourth straight win over Chelsea dating back to 2021.

I expect a similar result on Sunday. Keep in mind Chelsea remains without two of its best players in Reece James and N'Golo Kante due to injuries. It has also scored just 3 goals over its last seven matches and that kind of offensive output is not up to par with Manchester City's scoring abilities.

Final Score Prediction: Manchester City: 2 | Chelsea: 0

Manchester City vs Chelsea Betting Trends

- Manchester City is 3-1-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Chelsea is 1-1-3 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Manchester City is 4-0-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches against Chelsea.
- Manchester City last won the Emirates English FA Cup in 2018-19.
- Chelsea last won the Emirates English FA Cup in 2017-18.

Manchester City vs Chelsea Best Bet

It's a bit surprising to see the odds project more than 2 goals to be scored in this match. Thursday's 1-0 victory for Man City was the fifth straight contest between these two teams to finish with less than 3 total goals. Chelsea may not be stellar on the offensive end, but it remains lethal on defense.

Bet: Under 2.5 Goals (+116)

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