Chelsea maybe not involved in the title race now, but their fixture against Manchester City at the Etihad stadium is one of the most interesting in terms of soccer betting.
There have been a number of variables taken into account, but the defining factor is that Chelsea have been poor against Manchester City in recent meetings.
Carlos Tevez has been the nemesis for Chelsea in this fixture and Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini recently confirmed that he expects the Argentine to be part of the squad that will face the London club. Chelsea are currently 11/8 to qualify for the Champions League next season after finishing with the top four.
One can expect this to be significantly increased if Chelsea are beaten against Manchester City on Wednesday night. However, there is a good possibility that it will be severely lowered if Chelsea defeat Manchester City coupled with favourable results from Arsenal and Tottenham. Arsenal will be taking on Everton at Goodison Park, while Tottenham host Stoke city at the White Hart Lane.
The 1-1 draw between the two clubs is one of the most favourable results, as bookmakers have given it a 13/2 odds, while a 1-0 win for Manchester City is currently 7/1.
Sporting Bet also places a 0-0 draw between the two clubs at 11/1. In terms of the players being favourite for goal scoring, Sergio Aguero tops the chart, as he has been rated only 8/1 to score more than two goals. In the Chelsea team, Drogba and Torres are the favourite players to get the first goal on the evening.
Drogba is rated only 8/1, while Torres is 9/1. Torres comes into the match after having scored two goals against Leicester City during the weekend, which helped him break the 24 hour run without a goal.