The fight for the first four positions in the Premier League is tense, and two sides in Top 4 are playing against each other in the derby of round 25. Despite the not that big difference in the standings, the bookmakers give an advantage of the home team, and the odds of their victory is just 1.30.
In the last round of the Premier League, the Citizens missed the victory as guests of Newcastle and even didn’t take one point on St James’ Park. Everyone thought the Premier League’s trophy would be decided if Liverpool win over Leicester on Wednesday, but the result was just a draw and this left Manchester City in the fight for the first place. Pep Guardiola has a fantastic squad with lots of quality and the performance of the team on Etihad Stadium is phenomenal.
After this crazy intermediate round in England and a bunch of twists and unexpected results, only Arsenal and Tottenham managed to win their matches from the Top 6 teams. The Gunners played very poorly without much creativity in attack and had just four shots on target against the weakest defence in the league. However, the great inclusion of Alex Iwobi and an amazing game of Alexandre Lacazette helped the team to win against Cardiff with the 2-1 score.
We expect pressure from the home team which will scare a little the guests from London. Manchester City’s attack is very quick over the wings, and The Gunners’ defence is not shy when it comes to clearing the ball into corners. Arsenal are not performing well in the first halves of their games and will have much to do if they don’t want to be behind in the score before the start of the second half. In our opinion, the Citizens will have a comfortable advantage in the score in a given period of the match and will accept the game in their half of the pitch. This will be the window when Arsenal will attack and not a small number of these attacks end as corners.
I will back Over 10.5 Corners, with Arsenal 2-1 Correct Score. We recommend placing this bet in MansionBet, where you can take advantage of a $50 Welcome Bonus and regular promotions for loyal customers.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Head to Head
Manchester City were an easy opponent to be beaten by Arsenal. However, in recent years, things have changed, and The Gunners have lost the previous four games. The last three of these defeats were on Etihad Stadium where the Citizens didn’t even concede a goal. Arsenal took the three points from Etihad Stadium for the last time in January 2015, but couldn’t score in the previous six away fixtures against this opponent.
|12.08.2018||Arsenal vs Manchester City||0-2|
|01.03.2018||Arsenal vs Manchester City||0-3|
|25.02.2018||Arsenal vs Manchester City||0-3|
|05.11.2017||Manchester City vs Arsenal||3-1|
|23.04.2017||Arsenal vs Manchester City||2-1 (1-1)|
|02.04.2017||Arsenal vs Manchester City||2-2|
Manchester City vs Arsenal Stats
- For the last time, Manchester City won against Arsenal in four consecutive games in the league in 1937.
- Manchester City didn’t concede a goal in the previous four official home games and scored 24 goals.
- The Citizens have won all of their games on Etihad Stadium in the Premier League, except for the loss of Crystal Palace.
- Manchester City have scored at least two goals in each of the last 12 home games.
- The Sky Blues were in the lead of the score at the end of the first half of 71% of their games.
- 61% of all conceded goals of The Gunners were in the first half of their matches.
- Pep Guardiola and Unai Emery have played against each other ten times – Pep has seven wins and no defeats.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Odds
Manchester City vs Arsenal Team News
Claudio Bravo is injured, while there is doubt about the first-choice goalkeeper Ederson. This may be a problem if Pep Guardiola has to play with the third-choice keeper. The captain Vincent Kompany and the left back Benjamin Mendy are injured.
Injured until the end of the season are Héctor Bellerín, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck. The defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos had a trauma in the game of FA Cup against Manchester United and still is not fit. The captain Laurent Koscielny also had an injury in this match, but is ready and will play alongside Shkodran Mustafi in the centre of the defence. Henrikh Mkhitaryan began training but the decision if he will play we be taken on Sunday. The same condition applies for Ainsley Maitland-Niles.