Arsenal vs Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Arsenal vs Manchester City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Arsenal start a new era, away from the wisdom of Arsene Wenger, as Unai Emery attempts to write another long chapter in the club’s history. Emery has been given decent backing in the transfer market, as Arsenal have been able to bring in a few quality names. However, the squad strength is pale in comparison with their opponent Manchester City. Pep Guardiola continues to possess one of the best squads in the top five leagues and City are overwhelming favourites to win the Premier League for the second consecutive campaign.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

City have an excellent record in recent meetings with Arsenal and they have been able to claim a victory – even at the Emirates Stadium – with ease in recent times. Even though Arsenal will have the buzz surrounding the new manager, Guardiola’s team are more than capable of dissipating the good mood with a few incisive moves. Arsenal may find it difficult to cope with the intensity of City’s play. I would go with a win for Manchester City.

Sergio Aguero has an excellent record against Arsenal after coming up with eight goals in just 14 matches. Specifically when it comes to the Premier League, he averages almost a goal in the other game against the gunners. Aguero was the star of the Community Shield win over Chelsea, as he came in with a brace to kickstart the new campaign. I would pick Aguero to score anytime in this match.

Manchester City win – 10/11

Sergio Aguero to score anytime – 1/1

Arsenal saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Arsenal saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Manchester City

Manchester City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester City scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Arsenal

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Arsenal Form Guide

Arsenal Team Logo

Arsenal

Won

6

Draw

0

Lost

4
L A

03-05-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Boreham Wood Team Logo Boreham Wood

FT 0 - 8

(HT 0 - 5)

L A

26-07-2018

Champions Cup

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-07-2018

Champions Cup

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 5 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 7 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Lazio Team Logo Lazio

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

12-08-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W H

22-04-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

29-04-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-05-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

21-07-2018

Champions Cup

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

26-07-2018

Champions Cup

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-07-2018

Champions Cup

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

05-08-2018

Community Shield

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

12-08-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Arsenal Preview

Arsenal start the new season with confidence, which is brought about by a change in the manager after more than two decades, but three tough matches will test Unai Emery straightaway. Despite uncertainty surrounding the club’s ownership, Arsenal have been able to spend a decent money in the summer. However, the squad still remains far away in terms of strength, depth, and quality when compared with teams like Manchester City and Liverpool. Arsenal begin the new season with the objective of finishing in the top four and returning to the Champions League, but the former Valencia boss will have motivation for a title in his first season.

Arsenal Team News

Laurent Koscielny (Achilles tendon) and Sead Kolasinac (knee) are the players unavailable for Unai Emery.

Manchester City Preview

After winning the Premier League in style, Pep Guardiola now faces an even greater expectation when it comes to the upcoming campaign. Guardiola is no stranger to winning a string of titles, but he will be aware that the Premier League is a different ball game due to the involvement of several teams in the title race. Rather than go with vast restructuring of the squad, which has been facing criticism of a higher average age, Guardiola has decided to tweak the squad in certain areas. City still remain as one of the strongest teams around and they are one of the few capable of fighting on all four fronts.

Manchester City Team News

Danilo (ankle) and Philippe Sandler (meniscus) are missing from action for Manchester City.

Arsenal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Arsenal vs Manchester City Sidelined Players

Arsenal
6 Laurent Koscielny Injured
31 Sead Kolasinac Injured
Manchester City

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Petr Cech 196 92
2 LB Hector Bellerin 178 74
20 CD Shkodran Mustafi 184 82
5 CD Sokratis Papastathopoulos 186 82
15 RB Ainsley Maitland-Niles 177 71
7 CM Henrikh Mkhitaryan 177 75
10 CM Mesut Oezil 180 76
29 CDM Matteo Guendouzi 185 68
8 CM Aaron Ramsey 178 76
34 CDM Granit Xhaka 185 82
14 CF Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 187 80
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Ederson Moraes 188 89
14 CD Aymeric Laporte 191 85
5 CD John Stones 188 70
2 LB Kyle Walker 178 83
22 RB Benjamin Mendy 185 85
8 CM Ilkay Guendogan 180 79
20 CM Bernardo Silva 173 64
25 CM Fernandinho 179 66
26 LF Riyad Mahrez 179 61
7 RF Raheem Sterling 170 69
10 CF Sergio Aguero 173 70