Arsenal vs Manchester City Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Arsenal vs Manchester City in Premier League.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Match Preview
Arsenal will hope for better luck when they take on Manchester City for a second time in the week, this time in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, March 1. This Arsenal vs Manchester City fixture comes on the heels of City’s Carabao Cup Final win and gives a chance to the hosts to exact revenge. Check out our Arsenal vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips before place your bet.
It won’t be easy for Arsenal, though, as they have been struggling for impact in the Premier League this season. They start this game sixth in the table after 27 games (45 pts, W13, D6, L8) which is ten points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth, who have played a game extra. It is looking increasingly difficult for the hosts to nail a place in the top-four, although Arsene Wenger still has hopes of catching them. They have won just twice in their last seven league games (D2, L3) which is an apt reflection of how bad they have been. However, their home form has been pristine as the Gunners have lost only once through the season in 13 matches before this Arsenal vs Manchester City fixture (W10, D2). They have been excellent in scoring goals, finding the back of the net 36 times.
Does that worry City? Pep Guardiola’s side look like Champions-elect and start this game 13 points ahead of nearest rivals Manchester United, having played a game lesser. City have 72 points from 27 games (W23, D3, L1) and are the league’s top scorers (79) and have conceded the least (20). Not that they have been impregnable because Liverpool have shown what it takes to beat them and Burnley have shown what it takes to keep them at bay. Also, they are without a win in three away games (D2, L1) with Crystal Palace also showing the ways to frustrate them. But, it is everyone’s knowledge that Arsenal do not play that way, which means this Arsenal vs Manchester City fixture should see a result.
Arsenal vs Manchester City H2H
City haven’t won at The Emirates since 2013 and in their last seven encounters against Arsenal, they have won three, drawn two and lost two games.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Team News
Alexandre Lacazette and Santi Cazorla are out of contention for this fixture while Nacho Monreal has picked up a knock in the weekend loss and will be out.
City will be without Fernandinho who suffered a hamstring injury at Wembley. Raheem Sterling missed that game and remains a doubt for this fixture as well.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Probable Line-ups
Arsenal: Cech (GK), Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Elneny, Wilshere, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Ozil.
Manchester City: Ederson (GK), Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph, Bruyne, Gundogan, D. Silva, B. Silva, Aguero, Jesus.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Prediction
Manchester City come into this fixture without a win in three away trips, but they still should find enough firepower to win this game. We are backing goals in both net for this game, which should see over 2.5 match goals. If you are looking for a specific goal scorer, look at Sergio Aguero finding the back of the net for the visitors anytime in the match could be a good betting prediction as well.