Arsenal vs Manchester City Prediction & Tips
Arsenal and Manchester City face at Emirates Stadium, in a match for the 25 th round of the Premier League. Manchester City won at home by (1‑0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 17‑10‑2020. At this stadium, the head ‑ to ‑ head history favors the away team, since they have a record of 4 wins and 1 draw in the last 5 matches. Sure enough, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 22‑12‑2020, in a match for the Liga Cup, Manchester City won by (1‑4). The goals of the match were scored by A. Lacazette (31 ‘) for Arsenal and by A. Laporte (73’), P. Foden (59 ‘), R. Mahrez (54’) and Gabriel Jesus (3 ‘) for Manchester City. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Arsenal presents significant differences between home and away results.
After 10 wins, 4 draws and 10 losses, the home team is in 10th position, having won 34 points. In the last match, they have won at Leeds United at home by (4‑2), after in the previous match they have lost (1‑0) an away match against Aston Villa. This is a team that, curiously, has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. The team arrives in this match after a draw away with Benfica by (1‑1). For the league, Arsenal won 12 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches.
In this competition, they haven’t lost any of the last 6 home matches. In their home league matches, the most frequent scorer at halftime was 0‑0 (6 out of 12 matches). Their offense has scored frequently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 24 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard.
The team coached by Mikel Arteta enters this round after a 1-1 draw away, in the visit to the Benfica field, counting for the Europa League. Arsenal usually play in a 4-3-3 tactical system, using an offensive midfielder and two more positional midfielders, and in this design, the three men with the most attacking missions are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka. The two great qualities of the home team are the way they manage to overcome a situation of disadvantage on the scoreboard and the creation of situations close to the “enemy” crossbar. Coach Mikel Arteta should not be able to count on Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey because they are injured.
After 17 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team is in the 1st position, having won 56 points. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Everton by (1‑3), after in the previous match they have won at home, in a game against Tottenham Hotspur, by (3‑0). This is a team that maintains its performance when playing outside its stadium, since in the last 30 games it registers 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss as a visitor; against 13 wins and 2 draws at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches for the league, Manchester City has 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, having won 23 points out of 30 possible.
In this competition, he has won his last 6 games as a visitor and has not lost any of the last 7 that he played as a visitor. The defense has been in good shape and has only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 games, and their attack has scored with great regularity, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games in this competition. This is a team that does not usually find it difficult to open the scoreboard: it scored the first goal in 20 of the last 24 games for the Premier League, of those 20 it reached the interval in advantage in 15 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 17.
Manchester City comes motivated for this match after a beautiful away victory, by 1-3, in the trip to the Everton field: Foden, Mahrez and Bernardo Silva scored the goals of the triumph. Like the “enemy” of this round, the visiting club usually plays in a 4-3-3 tactical design, where the three men responsible for causing panic in the opposing defense are Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling. Thus, even when working away from home, it is expected that Manchester City will adopt a more offensive stance, taking into account that it has more individual and collective quality. For this match, coach Pep Guardiola should have four casualties, all due to injury: Ilkay Gundogan, Philippe Sandler, Scott Carson and Nathan Aké.
Arsenal – Manchester City FREE TIPS
Manchester City – Win @ 1.65
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90