Arsenal vs Manchester City
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 18 July 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium.
The Gunners are tied up in their race to qualify for the European spots, and FA Cup glory is currently the last matter in their minds – especially with Pep Guardiola’s men on the opposite side.
The Citizens did lose out on their league title this season, and that has made them even more dangerous. They have been scoring for fun lately, and seem hell-bent on securing other titles on offer.
Considering the impressive form Pep’s men have been in, plus their incredible h2h domination, along with the Gunners’ prime objective of qualifying for the Europa – the inference is that Manchester City should progress to the finals of the FA Cup.
Arsenal vs Manchester City: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Citizens are on a seven-match winning run against this opponent.
- The combined scoreline of the past seven fixtures is 20-2, in favor of this same team.
- It’s been five years since they have lost an official encounter.
- They had won the latest clash with a scoreline of 3-0.
Arsenal vs Manchester City: Prediction
Arteta’s men had defeated Sheffield United 1-2 on the road in the Quarter-finals. It was an extremely close game, as the Blades equalized the scoreline with just three minutes left on the clock.
However, when things looked set to go into extra time, Daniel Ceballos slotted in the winner in the 90+1st minute.
In the meanwhile, Guardiola’s men recorded a 0-2 win on the road in the Quarters, against Newcastle. Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling scored the goals for their team.
As things stand, the Citizens are easily the favorites. They have ensured the runner-up spot in the league, and have had their UEFA ban decision turned over. They have also been in incredible form lately. Likely, they are in a relaxed state of mind.
In fact, they had won 12 of their last 15 overall games, and won two of their last three fixtures with 5-0 scorecards.
On top of that, they are on a seven-match winning run in h2h fixtures, and have recorded a combined scoreline of 20-2, in the process.
On the other hand, the Gunners are desperately trying to secure a Europa League ticket, and the FA Cup is the last of their concerns now. They would not overwork themselves in this semi-final match-up, and lose their momentum in the league.
As such, expect a winning performance from Manchester City this weekend.
Arsenal vs Manchester City: Betting Tips
Manchester City to Score in First Half @ 1.40 (2/5)
Manchester City -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9).