Manchester City vs Arsenal Betting Predictions and Odds
Apprentice Arteta against teacher Guardiola
The long wait is finally over in England. In the motherland of football, play in the Premier League will resume on Wednesday evening. Right at the start of the re-start, football fans around the world can look forward to a real highlight. Manchester City receives Arsenal. Even if the odds of the best bookmakers swing extremely clearly towards the home side, we expect a duel at eye level.
This is partly due to the fact that Gunners coach Mikel Arteta knows his longtime boss Pep Guardiola and his ideas inside out and can optimally prepare his team for the task. In addition, purely sporting is far more at stake for the capital city club than for the Citizens, for whom the topic of championship has long been eaten, currently 25 points behind leaders Liverpool.
Mesut Özil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Co., on the other hand, urgently need points in order to be able to hand over their business card internationally in the coming season. Since the guests from London have only lost two of their 15 competitive matches under the new Spanish coach and have definitely developed in the short period of time, we dare to predict that the value in the odds of the home win will not come before the Manchester City duel against Arsenal can be found.
From the bottom of the table, it will also be interesting to see how the absence of spectators on Wednesday evening at the Etihad Stadium will lead to an improved performance abroad. If the Gunners can put their weakness away at the start, a surprise coup by the underdog doesn’t seem to be entirely out of the question.
In order to take the undoubted risk of this assessment into account, we try Manchester City vs. Arsenal’s tip that the Arteta eleven lose a maximum of one goal difference.
Manchester City – Statistics & current form
While many clubs have been waiting eagerly for a restart in the English Premier League, the anticipation at Manchester City is limited. All professionals are certainly happy to return to the green grass, but in terms of the table, the light blue and white are almost exclusively friendly games on the agenda until the end of July.
The train to the championship has long since left 25 points behind Liverpool FC. As second in the table, the Citizens also have a four-point lead over Leicester City and the catch-up game from Wednesday evening in the rear. Whether the very last determination on the part of the Guardiola eleven will still be present, can be critically examined in view of the fact that last year’s English champions were banned from the European Cup.
How can the Citizens motivate themselves for the Premier League?
Kevin de Bruyne, Ilkay Gündogan, Sergio Aguero and Co. had actually set themselves the goal of becoming Champions League winners in 2020 before the break in March. Since the planned final tournament in the premier class will only take place in August, i.e. after the end of the Premier League season, the upcoming matches should serve as preparation for the decision in the most important European club competition.
Statistically, there is admittedly little doubt about daring to predict the host between Manchester City and Arsenal. The Citizens have won nine of their 13 home games so far this season (two draws, two bankruptcies) and also represent the best offensive in the Premier League (68 goals). In addition, the protected of coach Pep Guardiola all won the last six direct duels with Arsenal.
Man City has lost its dominance
Nevertheless, it remains to be seen to what extent the facts and figures from the past will have an impact on what happens on Wednesday evening. Due to this uncertainty regarding various factors and the fact that the (still) reigning champions in the Premier League have won only three of the past eight matches with more than one goal difference, a tip on a bankruptcy of the Gunners seems between Manchester City and Arsenal interesting with a maximum of one hit difference.
In terms of personnel, the second-tier benefited from the interruption. The injured players were able to cure their injuries and at least get into team training. Leroy Sane is also about to make a comeback on Wednesday. For the German international, whose future is likely to lie with FC Bayern, it would be the first competitive game in the current 2019/2020 season after his cruciate ligament rupture. In the attack, hopes rest on Gabriel Jesus, who has already scored eleven goals against Arsenal in 15 encounters.
Probable lineup of Manchester City:
↳ Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Aguero (Jesus), Sterling
Last games from Manchester City:
⚽️ 03/08 2020 Manchester United 2 – 0 Manchester City
⚽️ 03/04 2020 Sheffield Wednesday 0 – 1 Manchester City
⚽️ 03/01 2020 Aston Villa 1 – 2 Manchester City
Champions League final
⚽️ 02/26 2020 Real Madrid 1 – 2 Manchester City
⚽️ 02/22 2020 Leicester 0 – 1 Manchester City
Arsenal – Statistics & current form
The time of the compulsory break was certainly a particularly bitter one for the fans of Arsenal FC. Whenever the eyes were on the Premier League classification, the supporters saw their favorite club in ninth place. Should this place continue to be booked after 38 match days, the European Cup season 2020/21 would take place without the English top team.
Until then, the team of coach Mikel Arteta still has numerous chances to make a leap forward in the table. Fortunately, the Gunners are just five points behind fifth-placed Manchester United. Even city rivals Chelsea in fourth with eight points ahead are not yet out of reach. A surprise success at the Citizens’ restart could give the capital club new impulses.
Arteta wants to annoy his teacher Guardiola
Incidentally, Arsenal FC’s success at Etihad Stadium does not appear to be as unlikely as it was last year, which is primarily due to the long-term Guardiola assistant Arteta. The former Spanish international has undoubtedly managed to stabilize the Londoners. Only two losses in the first 15 competitive games under his leadership (eight wins, five draws) and almost two points on average correspond to a satisfactory value.
Immediately before the compulsory break, the Gunners celebrated three wins in a row in the top English division and expanded their unbeaten streak to eight matches. The defensive in particular, which claimed five “clean sheets” during this period, was far more solid than under Arteta predecessor Emery. Because the Guardiola buddy also knows the system of his former teacher very well, we do not believe that the home side will win.
Arsenal greatly improved abroad
Only the still expandable foreign yield could be used as an argument against Arsenal FC. Only two wins in 13 guest appearances in the current Premier League season are in fact a farce given the high ambitions of the red and whites, although it should also be stated that only three matches in the distance were lost. Eight games ended in a draw, including the most recent five away games. There have never been six draws in a row in the Gunners’ long history.
In terms of staff, Mikel Arteta can also look relaxed towards the restart. With the exception of Calum Chambers, all players are operational. On loan, Cedric Soares, borrowed from Southampton in winter, would finally be ready for his debut. In the attack, the Arteta eleven meanwhile trusts the two lightning-fast heads Aubameyang and Lacazette, the latest rumors of an impending departure circulating.
Arsenal probable lineup:
↳ Leno; Bellerin, Mari, Luiz, Tierney; Ceballos, Xhaka; Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette
Last games from Arsenal:
⚽️ 03/07 2020 Arsenal London 1 – 0 West Ham
⚽️ 03/02 2020 Portsmouth 0-2 Arsenal London
Europa League Final Stage
⚽️ 02/27 2020 Arsenal London 1 – 2 Olympiacos Piraeus
⚽️ 02/23 2020 Arsenal London 3 – 2 Everton
Europa League Final Stage
⚽️ 02/20 2020 Olympiacos Piraeus 0 – 1 Arsenal London
Manchester City vs Arsenal Direct comparison
For the 170th time, the two traditional clubs face each other in the highest English division. The Gunners lead the direct comparison extremely clearly with 83 victories. ManCity only had 44 successes, while 42 games ended in a tie.
In the recent past, however, the pointer has mostly moved in the direction of the Citizens. The last six direct duels, for example, all went to the light blue-whites, who scored 17-2 goals in this cross-competition winning streak. The Gunners’ last league success goes back to 2015. The first leg in the current season ended 3-0 for ManCity, who were already 2-0 up in the Emirates Stadium after 15 minutes. Londoners want to avoid a similar early setback on Wednesday evening.
Odds probabilities for win Manchester City / draw / win Arsenal:
1: 72% X: 17% 2: 11%
Manchester City vs Arsenal Betting odds & other interesting bets at a glance:
🔹 Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 1.36
🔹 Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 3.20
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
🔸 Odds: 1.61
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
🔸 Odds: 2.20
Manchester City vs Arsenal Betting Predictions and Odds by PicksSoccer Experts
For a long time we had to wait for the Premier League to start again. The wait is over on Wednesday evening. After Aston Villa and Sheffield United already face each other, there will be a crash in Etihad Stadium between Manchester City and Arsenal. According to the betting odds, there are many indications that the runners-up are sovereign. In our eyes, however, the omens are not as clear as the bookmakers see.
For example, it should be noted that the Citizens only play for the golden pineapple on the remaining game days. The championship is out of reach and in the battle for the runner-up, the Guardiola team also have a comforting cushion on Leicester City. Therefore, the question of how the light blue and white can motivate themselves or have prepared themselves for the restart can be allowed.
Key Facts – Manchester City vs Arsenal tips
⭐️ManCity have won only three of their last eight league games by two or more goals
⭐️Arsenal have been unbeaten in eight Premier League games
⭐️The most recent six direct duels all went to the Citizens
In addition, the Gunners are somewhat underestimated by the betting providers. Under Mikel Arteta, the Londoners have been unbeaten in the league eight times in a row. Only three of the 15 away games in the current season were lost. The former Guardiola apprentice will also make his boys really hot and adjust optimally to the Citizens system that he is familiar with.
The bottom line is Manchester City vs Arsenal odds too blatant in favor of the home side, who no longer show the dominance of the past. The Gunners have a realistic chance of a coup in the industrial city and will do everything they can to make up for points in the struggle for Europe.
In the end, we decide before the Premier League hit Manchester City against Arsenal for the tip that the guests from the capital lose with a goal difference.
⚽️ 06/17 2020 Aston Villa – Sheffield United
⚽️ 06/17 2020 Manchester City – Arsenal London
⚽️ 06/19 2020 Norwich – Southampton
⚽️ 06/19 2020 Tottenham – Manchester United
⚽️ 06/20 2020 Watford – Leicester
⚽️ 06/20 2020 Brighton – Arsenal London
⚽️ 06/20 2020 West Ham – Wolverhampton
⚽️ 06/20 2020 Bournemouth – Crystal Palace
⚽️ 06/21 2020 Newcastle United – Sheffield United
⚽️ 06/21 2020 Aston Villa – Chelsea London