Arsenal – Manchester City is the first derby of the new season in Premier League with two team that are highly motivated to win the title this year. Manchester City will want to hold on to their titles, and Arsenal would want to break the negative record of a 4th place. The game will start at 17:00 and it will take place on Emirates Stadium in London, England.
Arsenal had a really good pre-season games where they only lost one against Atletico Madrid after penalty-shootouts. They beat teams like Chelsea and Lazio, but the biggest win was against PSG with 5-1. Now they are looking forward to a new season and what a good start it would be if they start it with a win against the former Champions. They made some good transfer in the meantime bringing players like Stephan Lichsteiner and Bernd Leno. It will be hard to face Manchester City but they should be confident and make the most of this game. This will be the first game without Arsene Wenger and first with Unai Emery. The new coach has a really good chance to take on a great journey with his new team.
Arsenal: Leno – Maitland-Niles – Sokratis – Mustafi – Bellerin – Torreira – Ramsey – Lacazette – Ozil – Mkhitaryan – Aubameyang
Manchester City haven’t had the good results of their opponents after this new season but they did well under the circumstances. They lost two games against Dortmund and Liverpool, but won against Bayern and they also won the FA Community Shield trophy as well against Chelsea. Guardiola is very confident before this start of the season as always and consistency is the word that fits Manchester City’s coach in my opinion. Their biggest signing for this season was Riyad Mahrez and everybody is curious how he will perform under a big pressure.
Manchester City: Ederson – Mendy – Laporte – Jones – Walker – Silva – Fernandinho – Bruyne – Sane – Aguero – Mahrez
Arsenal – Manchester City: Head-to-Head
|01.03.18||PL||Arsenal||Manchester City||0 : 3|
|25.02.18||CC||Arsenal||Manchester City||0 : 3|
|05.11.17||PL||Manchester City||Arsenal||3 : 1|
|23.04.17||FAC||Arsenal||Manchester City||2 : 1
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|02.04.17||PL||Arsenal||Manchester City||2 : 2|
Arsenal – Manchester City: Prediction
Last three times when these two teams met Arsenal conceded 3 goals in every game that they played and only scored once. With a new coach and the home ground they should do a much better job. We will see a whole new Arsenal in my opinion as Unai Emery changed the playing style of the team. We should expect a high-scoring contest because when these two teams met it always was a rain of goals. This shouldn’t be different and at the start of every season we should wait for some good football games. Machester City have the first chance in this one but Arsenal shouldn’t be underestimated and we have a really good odd at double chance Arsenal.
Prediction: Both Teams To Score, Yes, Odds: 1.50
Stake: 10 units
Secondary Prediction: Double Chance Arsenal, 1x, Odds: 2.00
Stake: 7 units