Chelsea have their sights set on their second Champions League title ahead of Saturday night’s final.
The Blues are heading to Porto for the final, where Premier League champions Manchester City await them, Pep Guardiola’s men eyeing history for their club.
City are yet to win a Champions League title, something they will be looking to change on Saturday having already won the Premier League and Carabao Cup at a canter.
Though, Chelsea are not the team City will have wanted to meet in the final having already lost to the Blues twice recently, once in the Premier League and once in the FA Cup semi-final.
Though, while Thomas Tuchel might have a secret formula to bringing down the Premier League champions, he and his team are not predicted to win this weekend’s final.
According to FiveThirtyEight, who use a variety of data to predict the winner of games, Manchester City are most likely to come out on top, though it must be noted, the margins are extremely fine.
According to the prediction, City have a 58% chance of winning the final, while Chelsea have a 42% chance of leaving Porto with their second Champions League title.
Clearly, the tie is close to call, even for the experts.
One of the big questions heading into the game is whether Chelsea have an advantage due to the two recent wins over City, or whether they have provided City with the research material they need to get it right on the third attempt, as they did when the two sides first met this season.
If the prediction is right, it will be the latter, but as was proven in the Europa League final on Wednesday night, football is not played on paper, and the script is ripped up all too often to pay too much attention to predictions.
Source by Football London