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Arsenal v Manchester City Prediction & Betting Tips, 12th August 2018

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This is the big game of the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. The Gunners have had a summer of transition with new manager Unai Emery taking over and bolstering the squad. How will they fare this season against Man City? City had an easy time of things last season against Arsenal beating them comfortably and the reigning Champions will be looking to sail through this tough opening test on the road.

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 News and Form

So a new era for Arsenal and they will be totally banking on their home form. Last season at the Emirates the Gunners posted a W15 D2 L2 record, which was very good and those two home defeats happened against the top two finishers, Man City and Man Utd. Other than that, they were pretty strong and picked up a clean sheet in 47% of their home games. We don’t see them getting a clean sheet here even though they have bolstered their defence and defensive midfield areas over the summer. We have to look at both teams to score at bet365 which is an obviously-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 get the Gunners going off on the right foot?

Arsenal are undefeated in 24 of their last 26 league home games, which is a fantastic record. They also scored at least three goals in each of their last five home games of last season. The addition back 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.). Another direction to head in for your betting is looking over the 2.5 goals and probably pushing it out to over 3.5 realistically. The Gunners saw over 2.5 goals in all but one of their last nine games against the Citizens in all competitions. Last season they were completed humbled by City. Will it be the same for them again?

Manchester City News and Form

The Citizens biggest issue really will be over 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 on got back to training this week. The Citizens have already been out competitively this season as they took a comfortable 2-0 win in the Community Shield over Chelsea last weekend. They do of course have an enviable squad stacked to the rafters in terms of quality of depth so they shouldn’t be hurting too much. City 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 betting tips.

Sergio Aguero was the star of their Community Shield success as he got both of City’s goals and he 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. That is because Pep Guardiola’s men have been winning at both half time and full time in their last three matches against Arsenal. Manchester City’s record away from home last season was W16 D2 L1 which incidentally was exactly the same as their final home record. They didn’t do much in the transfer market in the summer with Riyad Mahrez being the highlight just to add more depth in creativity to their ranks.

Arsenal v Manchester City Head to Head

It was just too easy for the Citizens last season against Arsenal as they beat them three times. They took a 3-1 and 3-0 win over the Gunners in the Premier League as well as a 3-0 success in the EFL Cup. In the last, four Premier League meetings City are now W3 D1 against the Gunners.

Who will win – Arsenal v Manchester City Predictions

Arsenal are going to need time to settle under Emery and because of that, we have to stick with City coming away with the win. They were so good at the Emirates last season and they will have plenty of energy and enterprise about them so early in the season. Away win & both teams to score appeals in our Arsenal v Man City betting tips.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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