Manchester City vs Arsenal: Odds & PredictionBy Pavithran Chidambaram
December 19, 2018
Manchester City vs Arsenal
Gunners would look to avenge Sunday’s Carabao Cup final defeat when hosting leaders Manchester City. Manchester City has only won one of their last twenty games against Arsenal at the Emirates while both the teams have netted eight of their last nine chances. Citizens would try to replicate Sunday’s form and an early goal against Gunners could be decisive. The Spanish maestro reiterating the importance of every match means a strongest possible XI with only a half a dozen of victories left to seal the league title. Kompany and Walker would be benched with upcoming matches against Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, and Champions League match against Basel around the corner.
Wenger’s managerial carrier would be gambled at this match and the intensity with which Arsenal plays at Emirates would make Manchester City struggle. The fortune less manager would hope to turn the tide and secure three points today to ensure a Champions League spot. Arsenal would be quick on balls and a counter-attack with the speedster Aubameyang would get past the hands of Ederson while Agüero would be a threat at the final third. Lastly, there can be only one winner and Citizens are the favorites.
Competition/Round: 2017-18 Premier League, Matchday 28
Date/Time: Thursday, March 1st, 2018, 1.15am IST (India, next day)
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, England
Man City (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Danilo, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Gundogan; Bernardo, Silva, Sané; Agüero
Arsenal (4-3-3): Cech; Bellerín, Mustafi, Koscielny, Kolasinac; Ramsey, Elneny, Wilshere; Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Özil
Manchester City Injuries: Benjamin Mendy, Fernandinho, Fabian Delph, Raheem Sterling
Arsenal team Injuries: Santi Cazorla, Alexandre Lacazette, Nacho Monreal
MAN CITY 2:1 ARSENAL
Agüero to score first