Arsenal vs Manchester City Football Predictions and Betting Tips
On matchday 25, Arsenal is set to face a humongous challenge in Manchester City at the Emirates stadium. Given that the hosts are looking to get back in the hunt and the visiting team are looking to consolidate their top spot, the significance of this particular encounter is very high.
Arsenal have managed to stitch a couple of victories in the recent past that has helped them regain the momentum. On the other hand, City is definitely looking like running away with the trophy.
The head-to-head and the odds are completely in favor of the Citizens, implying that it would be a big win for the Gunners if they managed to put together something special.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Football Predictions and betting: Predicted lineup
The predicted line-up for this clash is as follows:
Arsenal (Starting XI): Bernd Leno, David Luiz, Soares, Gabriel, Bellerin, Xhaka, Odegaard, Ceballos, Bukayo Saka, Smith-Rowe, Aubameyang.
Man City (Starting XI): Ederson, Joao Cancelo, Stones, Zinchenko, Ruben Dias, Fernandinho, Rodri, Phil Foden, Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Football Predictions and betting: Offensive and defensive stats
Arsenal’s attack has the services of Aubameyang and Willian who will lead the attack. Willian is a key candidate in the lineup with no goals and 3 assists in 24 games for the team. He has 87.8% pass completion rate and provides about 0.8 shots on target per game.
Aubameyang has finally arrived to the party after an exceptional against Leeds. He has 12 goals and an assist in 27 outings for the team in the premier league. He will have to maintain this consistency with a 78% pass success along with 1.1 aerial duels won per game.
Bukayo Saka has also been of great help with 5 goals and 3 assists in addition to a rating of 7.
The Manchester City attack looks quite lethal with Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Mahrez in the line-up. Jesus has 8 goals in 23 appearances and has 83% passing rate. He also created 0.8 key passes and is a good dribbler with 1.4 dribbles per game.
Raheem Sterling has also been a prime player for them who has a fine finishing touch and provides a lot of crucial passes. He has netted on 13 occasions along with 7 assists in 34 outings so far. He has an overall rating of 7.32.
Riyad Mahrez has 13 goals and 5 assists from the start of this season along with creating 1.9 shots on target per game.
Man City is ahead.
The Arsenal’s midfield has a huge job in hand if they have to score three important points over the weekend.
Granit Xhaka has so far assisted on three occasions and has scored one goal in 34 games. In addition to this, he has 89.8% pass accuracy and 1.4 tackles per game.
Dani Ceballos might seem to be a little weak in aerial duels, but he more than covers it up with his strong passing and dribbling skills. He creates 1.1 key passes per game and has 6.82 rating in this season.
The Manchester city’s main mid-fielder and the X-factor Kevin De Bruyne has scored 4 goals and has assisted on 17 occasions so far that has given him a superior rating of 7.58.
Phil Foden has 13 goals and 5 assists from the start of this season along with creating 1.9 shots on target per game. Bernardo Silva’s strengths include dribbling, crossing and finishing who has 5 goals and 4 assists in 37 appearances along with 1.1 key passes.
Man City is ahead.
The Arsenal backline has the likes of Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel who did a quality job against Leeds United to hold them off.
David Luiz needs to do a better job as the center-back who has 84.6% pass success. He also enjoys 0.4 tackles, 0.6 interceptions and 2.4 clears per game. Hector Bellerin of Spain has 83.5% pass completion success and dribbles very well. He intercepts well with an average of 1.3 per game and 1.4 clears that makes it tough for the opponent.
Gabriel will probably come in for the game who is excellent in aerial duels and tackles extremely well. Along with 86.5% pass completion, he has 0.6 tackles and 3.1 clears on an average.
The Manchester City defense would be pushing themselves to have a clean sheet against their opponents on Saturday.
Joao Cancelo will be a key defender in stopping the Gunner’s attack. He is an excellent passer and a set piece threat who has 86.4% pass success along with 2.1 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 0.9 clears in 35 outings.
Ruben Dias is a quality defender who controls the possession and gives some amazing crosses. He has so far provided with 1.1 tackles, 3 clears and 0.5 blocks in addition to a rating of 7.05. Aymeric Laporte is another quality defender in the team who has 90.2% pass accuracy along with 1.9 aerial duels won per game.
Man City is ahead.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Football Predictions and betting: Recent form
It seems like Arsenal have finally found their form with important victories under their belt. They are currently placed in 10th spot with 10 victories, 4 draws and 10 losses so far. Their campaign was completely in big trouble after a string of poor performances.
This trend continued in December with losses to Spurs, Burnley and Everton in back-to-back games pushing them down in the table.
But they staged a decent comeback after securing some important wins against Chelsea, Brighton, West Brom and New Castle. Despite losing their first outing against Wolves, they managed to win against Aston Villa and Leeds United.
Manchester City have totally seemed to up the ante and are looking like strong contenders to win the premier league after a slight hiccup in the middle of the campaign.
They are currently on a 16-match unbeaten streak and haven’t looked back since their last loss to Spurs in November. They are riding high on confidence as they trashed Everton, Spurs and Liverpool in their last 3-outings that has given them an unassailable lead in the points table.
They are comfortably sitting on top of the points table with 17 victories and just two losses in 24 matches so far.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Football Predictions and betting: Head-to-head:
Matches: 49: Man City: 18 Arsenal: 23 Draw: 8
Last 5 meetings: Man City – 4, Arsenal – 1, Draw – 0.
Recent Meeting: City handed Arsenal a 1-0 defeat in a Premier League fixture.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Football Predictions and betting: Predicted winner
According to FCTables, it has given 64% chance of victory to City whereas the Gunners have got a sleek chance at 14%. Oddschecker who are known for giving the best odds have also suggested the visitors to be in the driver seat at 5/9 whereas Arsenal are far behind at 31/5.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight have gone on to give 18% chance for the home team to pull off an upset whereas the giants have a huge advantage of 59% in this battle.