Manchester City takes on Arsenal in the 29th round of this season’s Premier League at the Etihad Stadium. The hosts want to lock down their 2nd spot, while the away team wants to keep up where they left off before the break.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Match Preview
With Man City still battling a ban on playing in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola’s players can’t lift a leg for the remaining ten games. Manchester City is not a stopping power like last season. However, they are still the favorites in every match. They have scored a large portion of 68 goals this season, while their home record is quite good as the Citizens celebrated nine times in front of their fans. Kevin De Bruyne has a great campaign and has shown his world-class talent. The Belgian maestro has scored eight goals and booked 16 assists. He also has an impressive record against Arsenal in the last seven Premier League matches, as he has scored four times. Sergio Aguero also has a great season, he scored 16 goals, and we expect him to continue being clinical in front of the oppositions’ net. However, the defense managed to keep the clean sheet just a few times. Nevertheless, that has heavily been affected by the injuries that have been present throughout the season. The good news for Manchester City is Sane’s recovery after a knee ligament injury. But Claudio Bravo, Joao Cancelo, Joh Stones, and Ilkay Gundogan are doubtful after they were left without training due to injury. Man City has a light schedule in the upcoming weeks, and the hosts are on the right track of securing the runners’-up position. It will be interesting to watch the Guardiola team until the end of the championship.
Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Mendy; Rodri, Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Sterling, Aguero, Bernardo Silva
The Gunners have massively improved their form after rookie manager Mikael Arteta took over the role. The Spaniard quit as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City to take charge at the Emirates Stadium in December. Before the break caused by a coronavirus, Arsenal improved their form severely, as they have enjoyed a three-win run. The visitors haven’t lost wight times in a row, and that streak propelled them to the battle for European qualification spots. Although Arteta will be inclined not to indulge in artillery with his former boss, Arsenal’s strength is in the attack, and the defense must be at the top of the task. The right side of the enforced break is that it helped Arsenal’s injury problems. Keiran Tierney and Lucas Torreira resumed with full-time training, while Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin are available for the trip to the northwest as well.
Arsenal predicted lineup: Leno – Bellerin, Sokratis, Luiz, Saka – Ceballos, Xhaka – Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang – Lacazette
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Although the visitors have been in top form before the break, Manchester City is considered as favorites in this clash. We expect them to deliver a victory in an exciting match.
Goal Scorers Market Prediction
A lot of goals should be expected in this match, and we hope that the spectators will enjoy the exciting clash. We should be able to see at least three goals in total.
Manchester City v Arsenal betting tips:
Manchester City to win @1.30
Over 2.5 goals @1.40