There’s gonna be plenty of excitements for football fans this Sunday, especially in the Premier League. One of the most interesting duels of the entire round is the one taking place at the Etihad, where Manchester City will welcome Arsenal. Both teams have been fantastic in the final third, so a thrilling encounter is guaranteed. Who’s gonna win it? Maybe the answer lies in the Manchester City vs Arsenal prediction and betting tips!
The Premier League title is in their possession, but will it stay there at the end of the season? If they want to keep it in their hands, Man City need to switch to the fifth gear ASAP because they’re trailing behind Liverpool by 5 points.
The point gap could’ve been smaller, but earlier this week, they lost to Newcastle 2:1. Luckily for them, Liverpool failed to beat Leicester at Anfield, so the point difference between the 1st and the second place increased by only 1 point.
But, in order to continue with their title race, Man City mustn’t let such disappointments happen anymore. Losing to one of the main candidates for relegation is something that mustn’t happen to a title contender.
The worst thing is that the Newcastle game has certainly had a negative impact on their players’ confidence. And that can be a problem, because they’re playing against Arsenal on Sunday, one of the Premier League teams with the most lethal attack.
The Gunners are without a win over Man City in the Premier League since 2015. And most of the games they played against the giant from the north ended in defeat. But, Arsenal are confident they can get their revenge.
They have an amazing attack, with players like Aubameyang and Lacazette who seem capable of scoring against any opponent. And with such talented attackers, it’s not a surprise that Arsenal are the sharing the place with Tottenham as the 3rd most-lethal team in the league.
Their defense, on the other hand, hasn’t been that impressive this season. And considering that they have problems with injuries in the back line, keeping their net safe is going to be a real challenge. Bellerin is out for the rest of the season, Holding and Sokratis will be out for at least a few weeks, while Koscielny is carrying a head injury.
It seems that the only way of getting anything out of this game for Emery’s boys is to attack with all they got. But, that also means leaving room for Man City counterattacks.
Manchester City absentees:
- Vincent Kompany (injury)
- Claudio Bravo (injury)
- Benjamin Mendy (doubtful)
- Hector Bellerin (injury)
- Sokratis (injury)
- Rob Holding (injury)
- Danny Welbeck (injury)
- Laurent Koscielny (doubtful)
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan (doubtful)
- Ainsley Maitland-Niles (doubtful)
Ederson – Otamendi, Laporte, Walker, Danilo – Fernandinho, David Silva, De Bruyne – Sterling, Sane, Aguero
Leno – Mustafi, Monreal, Lichtsteiner, Kolasinac – Torreira, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Ozil – Lacazette, Aubameyang
Manchester City vs Arsenal Prediction
Manchester City are the favorites for several reasons, starting with the fact that they have better players, most of whom are fit and ready for this game. Another reason is that they play at their turf, where they’ve won 11 out of 12 possible matches.
And on top of everything, Manchester City need all 3 points from this match in order to stay in the title race with Liverpool. But, this doesn’t mean the Gunners are traveling to the North of England waving a white flag. On the contrary, they’re going to try to fight back, which promises lots of excitements. And in Premier League, lots of excitement equals lots of goals!
Manchester City vs Arsenal Betting Tips
- BTS @1.67 (William Hill)
- Over 3.5 Goals @2.01 (1Xbet)