Man City vs Arsenal: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Arsenal are gifted another chance to halt their miserable run against defending Premier League champions Manchester City but will have to do it the hard way at an unforgiving Etihad Stadium.
2015 was the last time Arsenal recorded a Premier League victory over Manchester City.
Six league games have passed since then and to make matters worse, the Gunners failed to even register a single goal against the Citizens during three matches in the whole of 2018 – two Premier League games and the EFL Cup Final.
Arsenal’s indifferent form has made them difficult to predict of late. Victory over Chelsea in the league was slap bang in the middle of defeats to West Ham in the Premier League and Manchester United in the FA Cup leaving an air of uncertainty around Unai Emery’s men.
However, what is not in doubt in City’s recent dominance over the Gunners and the reason why Pep Guardiola’s men are the only way to go with the latest betting sites odds for an outright winner.
City have scored a total of 11 goals in their last four meetings with Arsenal compared to the Gunners’ one, which tells its own story.
Arsenal also have one of the worst away defensive records in the league this season having conceded 22 times, whilst City’s +30 home goal difference is the best in the Premier League.
Backing the home side makes complete financial sense especially when you consider the Citizens average 3.33 goals at home per game making City to win 3-0 for the third time in four meetings with Arsenal the prediction for this game.
Man City to be leading 1-0 at the break
That has been the exact scoreline in City’s last three games in all competitions with the best bookmakers making this a well-priced opening half bet.
A City clean sheet
Arsenal have failed to score a goal against City in their last three meetings in all competitions and have not won an away game since November.
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Head To Head
Recent history has been kind to Manchester City, but it hasn’t always been that way.
From August 1994 to January 2005, the Gunners won 12 straight games against City, but the tables have now turned.
At the beginning of this season, City ran out comfortable 2-0 winners at the Emirates, making it four wins from four over Arsenal in all competitions.
Overall, Manchester City has won 54 times against Arsenal with the Gunners claiming 96 wins and a total of 45 draws.
- Arsenal have not won a Premier League away fixture since defeating Bournemouth in November.
- The first meeting between the two game in 1893 when City were known as Ardwick. Arsenal won 1-0.
- Remarkably, only Bournemouth have conceded more on the road than Arsenal this season (22).
- Manchester City have scored more goals at home (40) than anyone else this season.
- Gunners boss Unai Emery’s first ever game in charge of Arsenal was the opening Premier League fixture of the season when they played Man City.