By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 30th January 2019
Away fragility continues to be an issue for Arsenal in the Premier League and far from the safety of the Emirates, they could be in for a torrid time against Manchester City.
Man City vs Arsenal: Odds and Predictions
Pep Guardiola’s side are trading at match betting odds of a mere 27/100 to bounce back from their unexpected blip away to Newcastle, with the Gunners underdogs at odds of 9/1 and the draw priced up at 5/1.
With even the best defence in the division (Liverpool’s) tapped for two goals at the Etihad, our Man City vs Arsenal predictions suspect the visitors’ ropey road rearguard could be in for a pounding.
Man City vs Arsenal head-to-head (most recent first): Arsenal 0-2 Man City, Arsenal 0-3 Man City, Arsenal 0-3 Man City, Man City 3-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-1 Man City, Arsenal 2-2 Man City.
Man City vs Arsenal predictions: correct score, best bet, scorer tips
Best bet: Man City/Man City double result @ 4/5
The reigning champions can comfortably swat Unai Emery’s men aside, all the more so since they’ll be making up for Tuesday’s loss. They’ve done so in the teams’ last three meetings, despite two of those showdowns being at the Emirates, where the Gunners are a far more formidable proposition.
Our Man City vs Arsenal predictions expect this clash to emulate that north London double bill in another way too, namely that the men in sky blue are winning at both half-time and full-time.
Correct score prediction: Man City 4-1 Arsenal @ 12/1
The last four sides to visit the Etihad haven’t netted, but as the division’s fourth-highest scorers, the Gunners pack more attacking threat than Rotherham, Burton, Wolves and Burnley. Prior to that quartet, the Citizens went six without a shutout on home soil.
Conceding three seems a par score away to Guardiola’s side, with five teams shipping as many there this term, but there’s something about the way the north Londoners’ lack of potency on their travels that suggests four feels more likely for the second of our Man City vs Arsenal predictions.
Goalscorer predictions: Gabriel Jesus to score last @ 7/2
The boy Jesus has been filling his boots in recent weeks, hitting eight goals in his last five outings and his slaloming dribble and shot to open the scoring against Burnley was indicative of a man coursing with confidence.
With Sergio Aguero expected to return to starting duties against big-six opposition, the Brazilian to score last is the final instalment of our Man City vs Arsenal predictions.
Man City vs Arsenal stats
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