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Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

This article provides betting tips information for Arsenal vs Manchester City in the Premier League on New Years' Day, 2022.
Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds
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Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips

This article covers Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

Arsenal 9/2

Draw 15/4

Manchester City 1/2

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Match details

Match: Arsenal vs Manchester City

Competition: Premier League

Date: Saturday 1 January 2022

Kick-off time: 12:30 pm, (UK)

Stadium: Emirates Stadium

Betting prediction: Arsenal 1-3 Manchester City

Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

LEEDS, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 18: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road on December 18, 2021 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Recommended bets

Manchester City to win and over 3.5 goals is 11/5.

Manchester City to win and both teams to score is 15/8.

Riyāḍ Maḥrez 6/1 to break the deadlock and 8/5 to score anytime.

Raheem Sterling is also 6/1 to open the scoring and 8/5 to score in 90 minutes.

Gabriel Martinelli is 10/1 to score first and 11/4 to add to his growing tally.

Arsenal vs Manchester City: What are the betting odds?

Arsenal vs Manchester City – recent form and head to head statistics

Arsenal FC vs Manchester City form
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Arsenal FC vs Liverpool FC - 0:2
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Liverpool FC vs Arsenal FC - 0:0
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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal FC - 1:0
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Arsenal FC vs Manchester City - 1:2
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Norwich City vs Arsenal FC - 0:5
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Manchester City vs Chelsea FC - 1:0
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Swindon Town vs Manchester City - 1:4
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Arsenal FC vs Manchester City - 1:2
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Brentford FC vs Manchester City - 0:1
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Manchester City vs Leicester City - 6:3
Last 5 games for Arsenal FC
January 20, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Arsenal FC 0  - 2 Liverpool FC
January 16, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 0  - 0 Arsenal FC
January 13, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Liverpool FC 0  - 0 Arsenal FC
January 9, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Nottingham Forest 1  - 0 Arsenal FC
January 6, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Arsenal FC 0  - 0 Liverpool FC
Last 5 games for Manchester City
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 1  - 0 Chelsea FC
January 7, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Swindon Town 1  - 4 Manchester City
January 1, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Arsenal FC 1  - 2 Manchester City
December 29, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Brentford FC 0  - 1 Manchester City
December 26, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 6  - 3 Leicester City
Arsenal FC vs Manchester City Premier League 21/22 form
Arsenal FC Manchester City
20 Matches played 22
11 Matches won 18
255 Goal attempts 359
99 Shots on goal 141
91 Shots off goal 117
100 Corner kicks 187
51% Average ball possession 67%
65 Shots blocked 101
34 Cards given 31
226 Free kicks 229
37 Offsides 44
2 Shots on post 3
2 Shots on bar 1
29 Goals by foot 45
4 Goals by head 7
33 Goals scored 54
25 Goals conceded 13
Arsenal FC vs Manchester City statistics for most recent head to head matches
Arsenal FC Manchester City
59 Matches 59
31 Home Matches 28
28 Away Matches 31
80 Total Goals 81
1.36 Average Goals Scored 1.37
27 Wins 22
22 Losses 27
10 Draws 10
Last 5 games & match results between Arsenal FC and Manchester City
January 1, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Arsenal FC 1  - 2 Manchester City
August 28, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 5  - 0 Arsenal FC
February 21, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 0  - 1 Manchester City
December 22, 2020 EFL Cup 20/21 Arsenal FC 1  - 4 Manchester City
October 17, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City 1  - 0 Arsenal FC

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Match preview

Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

Arsenal’s English midfielder Bukayo Saka celebrates in front of supporters after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 26, 2021. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal are enjoying a fabulous winning run just now but their new found form will be majorly tested in this one.

On Boxing Day, the Gunners ran riot at Carrow Road, hammering bottom of the table Norwich City 5-0.

Bukayo Saka bagged a brace while Kieran Tierney, Alexandre Lacazette with a penalty and then Emile Smith Rowe helped them ease to victory.

That is Arsenal’s joint-biggest Premier League away win of all time and their first by 5+ goals since August 2009.

But, it continues the trend that the Gunners have been scoring a flurry of goals in recent weeks.

In the Premier League, they’ve now won four in a row, following wins over Southampton 3-0, West Ham 2-0 and then Leeds United 4-1.

They’ve also reached the Carabao Cup semi-finals in this period, hammering League One side Sunderland 5-1 just before Christmas.

Eddie Nketiah bagged a hat-trick, all from inside the six-yard box, while Nicolas Pépé and teenage debutant Charlie Patino also got in on the act.

They’ll face Liverpool in the two-legged semi-finals, hosting the Reds this forthcoming Thursday.

These wins over Leeds, Sunderland and Norwich means Arsenal have scored 4+ times in three successive games for the first time since September 1991.

This recent run means that they are fourth on New Years’ Day, albeit both Manchester United and Tottenham do have some games in hand.

If Arsenal are to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2015/16, they need to be more competitive in these heavyweight matches.

So far, their six defeats this season have come against Brentford, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and, most recently, Everton.

This includes being hammered 5-0 when they visited the Etihad in August, conceding after just six minutes.

This shows, broadly, that Arsenal are beating the teams below them but, the North London Derby aside, losing to the top sides.

It’s the start of a new year so will Arsenal’s fortunes against Manchester City change?

Will Manchester City beat Arsenal again?

Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 28: Kevin De Bruyne holds off Presnel Kimpembe of Paris Saint-Germain during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City at Parc des Princes on September 28, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

In contrast, Manchester City have thrived against Arsenal in recent years although, in fairness, they do beat most teams they play.

The Citizens have won their last 11 Premier League or League Cup matches against Arsenal by an aggregate score of 31-3.

The Gunners have beaten them just twice in this period, dating back to December 2015, both times at Wembley in FA Cup semi-finals.

Now, Pep Guardiola’s side kick off the new year top of the table and eight points clear after a very productive mid-week.

On Wednesday night, they won 1-0 at the Brentford Community Stadium; Phil Foden with the goal, converting a sumptuous cross by Kevin De Bruyne.

This means Man City have now won ten Premier League games in a row, achieving this for the fourth time since Guardiola’s arrival.

With Chelsea drawing simultaneously and Liverpool having lost 24 hours earlier, they’re now eight clear of the Blues and nine in front of the Reds.

It may only be 1 January but the title race is looking ominously close to being a one-horse race already.

An indicator of their dominance this season is that the Sky Blues have conceded just one goal in the first-half of league matches all term.

This came in their only defeat since the opening day when Crystal Palace stunned the Etihad, winning 2-0 on 30 October.

So, any Arsenal fans heading to the Emirates with a bit of a hangover after New Years’ Eve, turn up at half time, you’re unlikely to miss much.

With Chelsea and Liverpool playing each other on Sunday, can Manchester City extend their lead at the top of the table even further?


Arsenal team news vs Manchester City

Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 26: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 26, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

A key factor behind Arsenal’s recent success has been consistency of selection.

However, what might throw a spanner in the works a little bit is the fact that Mikel Arteta tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.

So, he’ll be micro-managing from home and is hoping to be back on the touchline for Thursday’s League Cup semi-final first leg.

Albert Stuivenberg and Steve Round will be in charge for the day but they’re unlikely to make any changes after a week without a fixture.

Aaron Ramsdale has made a big impact in goal this season, keeping 11 clean sheets in just 19 appearances, letting in just 15 goals.

In defence, Arsenal did face a little disruption ahead of the Norwich win, as all four potential right-back options were ruled out due to Covid-19.

Calum Chambers, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Cédric and, most pertinently, Takehiro Tomiyasu all missed that game and it’s unknown who will be back this weekend.

If Tomiyasu is unavailable, Benjamin White will continue over at right-back with Rob Holding filling in as Gabriel’s partner.

Kieran Tierney, who scored just his 12th career goal last Sunday, will continue at left-back having regained his place from Nuno Tavares.

In midfield, this’ll be Thomas Partey’s last Arsenal appearance before jetting off to the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.

He, Mohamed Elneny, Nicolas Pépé and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will all feature at the tournament, although Partey is the only one not out of favour in north London.

For this game, the Ghanaian will partner Granit Xhaka once again; the Swiss international received his fourth Arsenal red card in the reverse fixture.

Further forward, the attacking trio is likely to be unchanged with Martin Ødegaard flanked by Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.

This will mean Emile Smith Rowe continues as a substitute despite his extraordinary goalscoring form.

Against Norwich, he became the first Arsenal player ever to score in three successive league appearances, all as a substitute.

Despite only playing a total of 44 minutes in these outings, Smith Rowe has scored the last goal of the game each time.

If he does come on for the final 20 minutes or so here, will Arsenal still be in the game at that point?

In attack, Alexandre Lacazette will continue to lead the line, acting as a linchpin that the younger players can build off.

Can this side continue their fantastic form?

Manchester City team news vs Arsenal

Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JULY 31: Riyāḍ Maḥrez of Manchester City during the Pre Season Friendly match between Manchester City and Barnsley at Manchester City Football Academy on July 31, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

As for Manchester City, they were in action in west London on Wednesday night and have remained in the capital for the duration of this week.

Pep Guardiola rotated a bit for that victory over Brentford but, with the Sky Blues’ next game on Friday at Swindon Town, all the big guns will be in for this one.

Ederson will continue in goal; he’s won nine of ten career appearances against Arsenal, conceding just four goals.

In defence, with Kyle Walker injured, Nathan Aké was given a rare start at left-back in midweek.

However, Oleksandr Zinchenko is likely to return, alongside the familiar faces of Rúben Dias, Aymeric Laporte and João Cancelo.

In midfield, Rodri was a big miss in last weekend’s 6-3 victory over Leicester City.

The Spaniard has really adapted to life in England now and is key in preventing counter-attacks which is how all of Leicester’s goals came about.

If Rodri isn’t back from injury, 36-year-old Fernandinho may continue at the base of midfield, his third start in less than a week.

Further forward, Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne, who was sensational on Wednesday, could keep their places at İlkay Gündoğan’s expense.

In attack, after both scored on Sunday but were unused substitutes in midweek, Raheem Sterling and Riyāḍ Maḥrez will return.

Sterling scored the only goal home and away against Arsenal last season and is looking to net in a fifth successive Premier League appearance for the first time.

Maḥrez, meanwhile, will be off to AFCON after this, where he’ll be looking to help Algeria retain the title they won in Egypt in July 2019.

Here, Phil Foden will continue through the middle with Jack Grealish and Gabriel Jesus therefore making way.

Will the league-leaders win again?


Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Arsenal

Highlights of Manchester City 5-0 Arsenal

Highlights of Norwich City 0-5 Arsenal

Highlights of Arsenal 5-1 Sunderland

Highlights of Leeds United 1-4 Arsenal

Highlights of Brentford 0-1 Manchester City

Highlights of Manchester City 6-3 Leicester City

Highlights of Newcastle United 0-4 Manchester City

Premier League table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 22 18 2 2 54 13 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 13 6 2 55 18 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 12 8 3 46 18 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 4 7 41 30 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 11 3 5 26 22 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 11 2 7 33 25 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 10 5 6 35 30 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 9 4 7 17 15 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 6 11 4 22 22 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 7 4 8 33 36 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 5 9 7 30 31 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 5 9 7 25 33 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 7 2 11 27 32 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 6 5 11 25 36 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 5 7 8 24 39 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 5 4 10 24 34 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 4 2 13 23 37 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 3 4 14 10 45 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 1 9 10 20 43 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 1 8 8 16 27 -11 11
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