Arsenal vs Manchester City Betting Tip and Predictions. In the last and one of the most interesting match of Round 17 in Premier League, Arsenal host Manchester City at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal stand at the second position with one point more than Manchester City and five points less than Leicester City who beat Everton on Saturday, but today’s rivals have one match less. After few poor results, home side have improved their performance and won three matches in a row, in all competitions. They have managed to reach the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League and now they can focus on Premier League. Arsenal play very good upfront their supporters. They lost only once this season at home in Premier League (4-2-1). “It will be a very tight game because if you look at the numbers since the start of the season, offensively and defensively the numbers are very close.” – said Arsene Wenger.
Manchester City are one of the main candidates to win the title this season and they have to beat their direct opponent in order to be closer to Leicester City. Visitors have one of the best attacks in Premier League. Good things for them is that Sergio Aguero has recovered from an injury and will lead the attack on this game. City play amazing at home, but their away performance is not at the high level. On away ground, Man City have managed to win only three games. Their coach Manuel Pellegrini said that isn’t a decisive game but it’s very important for both sides. “It’s not a decisive game as after this we have to play 21 games more. It’s a game of six points, to win three and to take three off a rival” – said Pellegrini.
Arsenal vs Manchester City injuries and suspensions
Arsenal miss Santi Cazorla (14/0 m), Francis Coquelin (12/0 m), Tomas Rosicky (0/0 m), Jack Wilshere (0/0 m) and Danny Welbeck (0/0 m), while their second top scorer Alexis Sánchez (14/6 f) and Mikel Arteta (7/0 m) are both doubtful. On the other side, Manchester City will be without Fernando (9/0 m), Pablo Zabaleta (2/0 d), Vincent Kompany (8/2 d) and Samir Nasri (7/1 m).
Arsenal vs Manchester City possible lineups
Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Flamini; Campbell, Ozil, Walcott; Giroud.
Manchester City: Hart; Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy; Fernandinho, Toure; De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling; Aguero.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Prediction
Both teams are looking for three points in this match. Arsenal have a home advantage, but on the other side they some problems with injuries. The comeback of Aguero will give a boost to visitors. I expect an open match between Arsenal and Manchester City and at least three goals.