The prediction of Arsenal and Manchester City comes before the match of the EFL Cup quarter-finals. This game will be played on December 22nd, at Emirates Stadium, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Match Preview and Team News
Mikel Arteta started the season brightly, winning three of his opening four matches with an inexperienced Arsenal team. However, eight defeats over the next ten games have left Arsenal floundering among the relegation contenders. A 2-1 loss at Everton on their last outing left them 15th, with 14 points from 14 games. Confidence is shallow, and they have exited this competition for two successive seasons at the hands of a ‘big six’ club on their turf, one of those coming against City. Although Arsenal beat City in the FA Cup last season, that was their only win in their previous nine games against them, the rest of the contests ending in defeat. Arsenal has failed to score in three of their last five home fixtures against Premier League opposition. Nicolas Pepe showed why he was brought in, he has good dribbling, speed is his advantage, he is the starter in every game, and last season he scored several important goals. Ainsley Maitland-Niles shows her talent and should be one of the leading players in the future.
City arrives in London as the three-time reigning champions of the competition. Pep Guardiola’s team has not played in the dominant manner, which we have grown used to seeing over the last few seasons. However, they still come into this game unbeaten in their previous eight matches in competitions. A 1-0 victory at high-flying Southampton on Saturday put them in sixth place on 23 points after 13 games, leaving them trailing league leaders Liverpool by eight points. Although they have a game in hand, this is not the position that many expected City to be in after one-third of the season. More importantly, City’s defense has improved a lot in recent games. Their last eight games have seen City keep seven clean sheets and concede only once. The same unmet expectations apply for Arsenal too. Phil Foden shows her talent and should be one of the leading players in the future. Raheem Sterling is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his performance.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Predicted Lineups
Arsenal: Leno, Mustafi, Gabriel, Luiz, Bellerin, Ceballos, Elneny, Kolasinac, Willock, Lacazette, Saka.
Manchester City: Steffen, Cancelo, Stones, Ake, Mendy, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Mahrez, Foden, Torres, Aguero.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Betting Tips and Predictions
It will be an exciting clash because Arsenal is not without a chance to remain undefeated. Nevertheless, we believe that Manchester City will meet expectations and win.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Manchester City to win @1.65
Over 2.5 FT @1.50
Correct score 1:3 @12.00