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Defending champion Manchester City continue the quest for their third title in six years when they face fellow Premier League club Chelsea in the 2023-24 FA Cup semifinals on Saturday. Manchester City won the championship in 2018-19 and captured the crown for the seventh time last season. The Citizens are hoping to become the first back-to-back FA Cup champions since Arsenal accomplished the feat in 2014 and 2015. But the first of their last two steps is a matchup with Chelsea, who have won eight titles and reached the final of the competition five of the previous seven years.

Kickoff at Wembley Stadium in London is set for 12:15 p.m. ET. The Citizens are -170 favorites (risk $170 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Manchester City vs. Chelsea odds, while the Blues are +400 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +305 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Chelsea vs. Manchester City picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine's soccer expert Martin Green has to say.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. In 2023, Green was profitable in multiple areas on his soccer picks, including the Champions League (+3.05 units), FA Cup (+3.07), EFL Cup (+4.47) and Euro 2024 Qualifiers (+6.30), among others. He also has been solid with his Premier League picks this year, going 21-14 (+6.92).

Now, Green has broken down Manchester City vs. Chelsea from every angle and revealed his picks and FA Cup predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Chelsea vs. Manchester City:

  • Manchester City vs. Chelsea 90-minute money line: Citizens -170, Blues +420, Draw +295
  • Manchester City vs. Chelsea over/under: 2.5 goals
  • Manchester City vs. Chelsea spread: Citizens -0.5 (-160)
  • MC: The Citizens have received multi-goal performances from three players over their four FA Cup matches
  • CHE: The Blues won three of their first four games in the competition by at least two goals
  • Manchester City vs. Chelsea picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Manchester City 

The Citizens haven't tasted defeat since Dec. 6, when they dropped a 1-0 decision to Aston Villa in English Premier League action. They are in the midst of a club-record 28-game unbeaten streak during which they've recorded 22 victories and six draws. Man City have won six consecutive FA Cup matches since being edged by Liverpool 3-2 in the 2021-22 semifinals.

Erling Haaland, who is the co-leader in the Premier League this season with 20 goals, is tied for second in this competition with five. The 23-year-old Norwegian striker netted all of his FA Cup tallies in the Citizens' 6-2 triumph over Luton Town in the fifth round, making him the first player to score five or more goals in an FA Cup match for a top-division team since George Best accomplished the feat in 1970 for Manchester United. Haaland did not convert against Newcastle United in the quarterfinals, but Bernardo Silva registered a brace to give Man City a 2-0 victory. Fellow midfielder Kevin De Bruyne leads the FA Cup with five assists, four of which he notched in the win versus Luton. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back Chelsea

The Blues are making their 27th appearance in the FA Cup semifinals, the third-most behind Man United's 32 and Arsenal's 30. Chelsea scored at least three goals in each of their first four matches in this edition of the competition, with 11 different players converting. Striker Nicolas Jackson and midfielders Enzo Fernandez and Conor Gallagher have netted two tallies apiece, with all three scoring in the club's 3-1 victory against fellow EPL side Aston Villa in the fourth round.

A 23-year-old Argentinian, Fernandez also converted in Chelsea's 4-0 third-round triumph over the EFL Championship's Preston North End. Jackson got the Blues on the board and Gallagher netted the decisive tally when the club edged the Championship's Leeds United in the fifth round. Meanwhile, winger Raheem Sterling and defender Malo Gusto both have notched three assists to share second place in the competition with eight other players. See which team to pick here.

How to make Manchester City vs. Chelsea picks

Green has broken down Saturday's match from every possible angle and is leaning Over on the total. He also has locked in a pair of confident best bets, including one that offers a plus-money payout, and is offering a full breakdown of this FA Cup clash. He's sharing his FA Cup picks and analysis only at SportsLine.

So who wins Manchester City vs. Chelsea, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Chelsea vs. Manchester City have all the value, all from the soccer expert who has been profitable across multiple leagues, and find out.