Manchester City vs Arsenal

Football Betting Tips · 17/10/2020 - 4:30 pm · Etihad Stadium

Premier League Betting Tips Today

Following an exciting international break we’re back with another Premier League prediction weekend here @ BettingTips.net. As always, we’ve analysed the stats, the facts and the figures in order to create our Premier League tips, predictions & more. Read on to find out this weekend’s top tips.

For our Premier League predictions today, we’re turning our attention to the Etihad, where Manchester City host Arsenal. It’s another battle of Master vs Apprentice, and we plan to provide you with Premier League tips, betting info and much more for this weekend’s football.

The current constitution

City look to bounce back

Manchester City have had a shaky start to the season. After 3 games they find themselves with one win, one loss and one draw. Their shock 5-2 home loss to Everton was followed up by a hard fought 1-1 away draw with Leeds in a tactically thrilling battle. Pep Guardiola has been dealt a potential blow as there is doubt over Kevin De Bruyne’s fitness ahead of Saturday’s clash. City’s defence could likely be their undoing in the eyes of our Premier League predictions despite strengthening with the signing of Ruben Dias.

Arsenal’s banter years are finally over

After years of false starts, comical fan TV and disappointment, Arsenal fans finally have a reason to smile. Towards the end of last season, Mikel Arteta looked to have steadied the ship, and backed it up with a FA Cup victory. Arsenal have started the season strong with a Community Shield Victory and 3 Premier League wins. The only blip on their record is a loss against Liverpool. Arsenal could be without left back Kieran Tierney as he’s been advised to self isolate for 14 days having come in close contact with Covid-19 positive Scotland team mate Stuart Armstrong.

Head to Head

This will be the 3rd meeting between Pep Guardiola and his former apprentice Mikel Arteta. The pair have one win a piece, as Manchester City won this Premier League fixture last season, but Arsenal grabbed an FA Cup win at Wembley. Arsenal have gone almost 5 years without a Premier League win against City. However, Our Premier League predictions today suggest the curse could be about to end. The last two games between these sides have ended in a win to nil for either side. But given that both teams have conceded in the last two games we’re predicting goals from either side on Saturday.

Statistical highlights

For our Premier League prediction weekend, we’ve provided the past 5 results of competitive matches between Manchester city and Arsenal. Additionally, you can find 3 statistical highlights that we’ve used to aid our Premier League predictions.

Manchester City vs. FC Arsenal
18/07/2020
Wembley Stadium | Arsenal: 2 vs Manchester City: 0 | FA Cup
17/06/2020
Etihad Arena | Manchester City: 3 Arsenal: 0 | Premier League
15/12/2019
Emirates Stadium | Arsenal: 0 vs Manchester City: 3 | Premier League
03/02/2019
Etihad Arena | Manchester City: 3 Arsenal: 1 | Premier League
12/08/20187
Emirates Stadium | Arsenal: 0 vs Manchester City: 2 | Premier League
Highlight #1
Arsenal haven't won against City in the League since 2015
Highlight #2
Pep and Arteta have one win each H2H
Highlight #3
the last 3 games have ended in a win to nil

Our Betting Tip for Today

Having looked at the info above, we’re calling a Manchester City win with both teams to get on the score sheet.

Manchester City to return to winning ways...just

If anything, this game will be much tighter than City’s convincing 3-0 home win against the Gunners last season. No manager knows Pep Guardiola better than his former number 2 Mikel Arteta. Undoubtedly, Arteta will deploy a similar strategy that saw him overcome his old mentor in the FA Cup last season. However, Kierian Tierney’s defensive prowess and attacking flare will be sorely missed against the fire power and exposable defence of City. Given recent form, we see both teams getting on the score sheet and Arsenal fighting hard to keep this game tight. However, given that City have the motivation of avoiding losing further ground in the title race, we see them coming out on top in the end. We’re therefore backing a Manchester City 3-1 win at odds of 6.5 with Bet365.

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