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The Premier League fixture at Etihad Stadium on Saturday will see home side Manchester City go up against opponents Arsenal.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Manchester City v Arsenal can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Manchester City enter this match after a 1-1 Premier League tied result vs Leeds United.
In that match, Manchester City had 48% possession and 23 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Manchester City was Raheem Sterling (17'). Leeds United got 12 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Rodrigo Moreno (59') was the scorer for Leeds United.
Fixtures involving Manchester City have often been absorbing ones of late with plenty of scoring anticipated. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, the sum total of 23 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 12 of these belonging to The Citizens. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this game, however.
Coming into this clash, Manchester City haven't lost in the league to Arsenal in their previous 9 matches. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
Arsenal come into this meeting following on from a 2-1 Premier League win in the defeat of Sheffield United in their previous match.
In that game, Arsenal managed 64% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Arsenal, the scorers were Bukayo Saka (61') and Nicolas Pépé (64'). For their opponents, Sheffield United got 6 shots on goal with 2 on target. David McGoldrick (84') scored for Sheffield United.
Mikel Arteta's Arsenal have seen their goal attempts be successful 10 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes comes to 5.
Going into this contest, Arsenal haven't beaten Manchester City when they've played them away from home in the last 5 league games. Not good.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings dating back to 01/03/2018 shows that Manchester City have won 5 of these games & Arsenal 1, with the number of drawn results being 0.
17 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 14 of them from The Citizens and 3 netted by The Gunners. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
Team News: Manchester City
Philippe Sandler (Knee Surgery), Gabriel Jesus (Unknown Injury) and Sergio Agüero (Knee Injury) won’t be available for Man City gaffer Pep Guardiola.
Team News: Arsenal
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has to currently contend with reduced team options. Mesut Özil (Back trouble), Emile Smith Rowe (Shoulder Injury), Kieran Tierney (Quarantine), Pablo Marí (Ankle Injury), Shkodran Mustafi (Knee Injury) and Gabriel Martinelli (Knee Injury) can’t be considered.
In this game, Arsenal may well find it hard to find the net against a Manchester City outfit who seem set to dominate this game and keep it tight in defence.
We’re therefore predicting a convincing 3-0 victory for Manchester City at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Etihad Stadium (55,017)
Captain: Fernando Fernandinho
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Competitions: Premier League position 14, EFL Cup (Quarter-Finals), Champions League (Group C)