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Arsenal v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th August 2018

No change in fortunes against City for the Gunners

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Arsenal v Manchester City Betting Tips – Premier League, 12th August 4.00pm

The first big clash of the new Premier League season arrives on Sunday. Reigning champions Manchester City head to the capital to take on Arsenal. City won there in the league last season and will be looking to get their Premier League title defence off to a strong start. What will Arsenal be able to come up with as they have new manager Unai Emery in place? It would be a pretty bold statement made by them if they could come up with maximum points in this one.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal gets a fresh makeover for the start of this season with new manager Unai Emery looking to shake up their fortunes. Arsenal had a great home record in the Premier League last season, going W15 D2 L2 so there wasn’t any complaints there. It was their away form which was so shocking. The two home defeats that they did suffer came against the top two finishers, Man City and Man Utd. Aside from that, they were strong on home soil, taking a clean sheet in 47% of their home games. It’s unlikely that they are going to keep Man City at arm’s length for 90 minutes on Sunday though. Both teams to score at bet365 is an obvious-looking Arsenal v Man City betting tip at 1/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.). Can new boss Unai Emery make a huge impact out of the gate?

Going back to how strong Arsenal are at home, they have lost just two of their last 26 Premier League home games, a fantastic record. Not only that, but they came up with at least three goals in each of their last five home games of last season. The addition in January of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang could pay dividends this season and he is at even money in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.). We can take a look at over 3.5 goals comfortably for this fixture as the potential for goals is high. The Gunners saw over 2.5 goals in all but one of their last nine games against the Citizens in all competitions. Last season Arsenal were nowhere near matching up to City. Will it be different this time around?

Manchester City News and Form

There are no real issues for Pep Guardiola to be fretting about them, other really than the fitness of those players arriving back late in the summer for training after the World Cup. Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne for example only got back to training this week. Last weekend City went to Wembley and took a comfortable win over Chelsea in the Community Shield. The thing about City is that they have so much talent in depth that even if they aren’t putting their strongest starting eleven out, they are still likely to be so difficult to handle. The Citizens have won 31 of their last 35 Premier League matches and they have scored at least three goals in their last three games against the Gunners across all competitions. In the bet365 correct score market a Manchester City 3-1 result is at 14/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.) and appeals for Arsenal v Man City predictions.

Sergio Aguero was the star of their Community Shield win last weekend and he got both of their goals against the Blues. Aguero is the 4/1 favourite in the bet365 first goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.). Another betting tip to consider for Arsenal v Manchester City is backing the Citizens in a half-time/full-time option. Manchester City have been winning at both half time and full time in their last three matches against Arsenal. Last season the Citizens posted a W16 D2 L1 away record in the top flight and won each of their last six. They got Riyad Mahrez in over the summer from Leicester to bolster their creativity, but other than that, they really haven’t needed to do much more. Will the reigning Premier League champions get themselves off to a flyer?

Arsenal v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 19/20
Draw 14/5
Arsenal 3/1
* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.)

Arsenal v Manchester City Predictions

Man City to win: Arsenal have done some decent bits of work over the summer in the transfer market to try and shore up their defence but it still may not be enough to hold back City. City enjoyed themselves against the Gunners last season and there is every chance that with them being the more settled of the two sides, they are going to get the win. Man City to win & both teams to score appeals in our Arsenal v Man City predictions.


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