Manchester City vs Chelsea: Dimitar Berbatov predicts winner of 2021 Champions League final

This weekend’s Premier League action gets underway Friday night with some huge fixtures on the way as we reach the business end of the season.

In a dress rehearsal of the Champions League final, Manchester City host Chelsea in the pick of action on Saturday.

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As ever, Betfair Ambassador Dimitar Berbatov previews the action for City are riding high as are Chelsea.

Both teams know each other. City can win the title if they win on Saturday, but I don’t think it will give them a psychological boost for the Champions League final if they win. Prediction 1-1.

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Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel will have a few things to mull over ahead of facing Man City on Saturday afternoon.

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In a twist of fate, Chelsea face their Champions League final opponents one match after booking their place in the Istanbul showpiece with a fine win over Real Madrid.

Coming just three weeks before the two teams are set to face each other in Istanbul, Saturday’s game now has an added layer to it.

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Yet there are other factors at play in the game, with Tuchel also having to prepare for next week’s FA Cup final having knocked City out in the semi-finals, ending their hopes of completing a quadruple.

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For City, a win means they will be crowned Premier League champions and, speaking to the press pre-match, Tuchel said all these ingredients add up to make an intriguing encounter.

He said: “The possibility they can become champions if they win against us will not lower their ambitions and determination.

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“They have one more day to recover, they don’t have to travel, and that gives them a bit the upper hand.

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“We saw how crucial that can be these days when they arrived in Wembley for the FA Cup semi-final, because we had one more day, two games in London and they had to travel from Dortmund I think and then again to London for this game.”

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