Arsenal vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
The widely anticipated Manchester derby ended in a defeat for reigning champions City, and their dream of hattrick league titles are getting farther day by day.
At present, they are lagging behind leaders Liverpool by 14 points, and quite frankly, City cannot afford to drop even one more point here-on. The fact that they are taking on the struggling Gunners might cheer up Citizens in that regards.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, City won 3-1 at home.
- Also, Manchester City are on a five-game winning run.
- It’s been four years since Arsenal have won against this opponent.
- At this venue, the guests are on a three-match winning run.
- Five of the last six clashes at this stadium saw the visitors scoring two or more goals.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Prediction
Arsenal were getting fed up with their long winless run, and made up for it with a win the last match-day. They were on the road against West Ham, and were on course to lose 1-0. However, in the span of just nine minutes late in the second half, they reversed the scoreline 1-3 to take home a much-needed three points.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s men were handed a hard-hitting defeat by arch-rivals Manchester United the previous game week, which has severely hampered their chances to defend their title. Two early goals in the first half dutifully took out City from the game, and though they were able to hit one back later, the Red Devils managed to keep their lead till the final whistle.
This Sunday however, the Manchester Blues hold the upper hand. They will be on a mission to not let their title go without a fight, and will be focused to give all their might on the pitch. Disregarding the recent dip in form, Pep Guardiola’s men still rank higher in terms of talent above the Gunners.
On top of that, in spite of the win against West Ham, Arsenal’s problems still have not been sorted out. They have a single win to show for, from their previous ten match-days, and this certainly is not the time to take on one of the best teams in Europe.
Moreover, City are on a five-game winning run against this opponent, and at this venue, they have recorded wins in the last three h2h clashes. And in addition, City have scored two or more goals in five of the previous six such encounters at this venue, and scored three or more goals in four of the last five overall meetings.
Taking into account these observations, count on Manchester City to secure this much-needed win, and not invite added pressure onto themselves.
However, the home advantage of Arsenal, and their desire to set their campaign on track will play some role in this fixture. Keep note that the Gunners are on a scoring streak of 20 straight games at home, while City have not kept a single clean sheet in their previous nine games on the trot.
Finally, both teams are in search for a desperate win, and as is known, this is the perfect recipe for the BTTS bet to be satisfied.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Manchester City to Win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).