Arsenal are next in line to try and halt the Manchester City winning machine when the sides meet at the Emirates Stadium for Sunday’s Premier League clash.
Having lost nine of the last 10 encounters with this opposition, they are 11/2 (6.50) outsiders with bet365 to upset the odds by consigning their opponents to a first defeat since November.
Pep Guardiola’s men have come out on top in five of their last six visits to this stadium and are overwhelming 1/2(1.50) favourites to emerge victorious once again.
Three of the hosts’ last five home matches have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 10/3 (4.33) on them earning an impressive point in this one.
Kieran Tierney is available once again after making his comeback from injury in Thursday’s 1-1 Europa League draw with Benfica, leaving Thomas Partey as the only absentee.
In-form Ilkay Gundogan is a doubt after suffering a groin strain in last weekend’s victory over Tottenham, while Nathan Ake remains sidelined.
While their defence has been performing to an extremely high standard for a long time now, the Citizens have looked increasingly efficient at the other end of the pitch as well of late.
Having averaged three goals per match over the last 10 fixtures in all competitions, they will pose a huge challenge to a Gunners backline that has kept just one clean sheet in their previous seven games.
Nevertheless, Mikel Arteta will at least be encouraged by his team’s four-goal haul in their previous league game against Leeds, as well as their comeback to secure an away draw against Benfica.
With both teams looking confident in front of goal, odds of 13/10 (2.30) seem generous on a Manchester City side that beat Arsenal 4-1 at this ground in December’s Carabao Cup tie getting the better of a match to produce over 2.5 goals.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com