Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips

This article covers Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Arsenal vs Manchester City betting preview.

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

Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 14: A corner flag is pictured during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Meadow Park on January 14, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Match details

Match: Arsenal vs Manchester City

Competition: Premier League

Date: February 21, 2021

Kick-off time: 4:30 pm, February 21, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Emirates Stadium


Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 28: Pablo Mari of Arsenal during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal U23 and Manchester City U23 at Emirates Stadium on February 28, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Arsenal 1 – Manchester City 3

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The Gunners welcome Manchester City to the Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday for this Premier League match.

 

Recently, matches between these two have been dominated by Manchester City. The Citizens have won 9 of the last 10 matches in this head-to-head, in all competitions.

 

In the Premier League, Arsenal haven’t beaten Manchester City since Pep Guardiola took charge at the Etihad. City’s 1-0 win back in October made it 10 straight games without a win for Arsenal, suffering defeat in each of the last 7.

Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 03: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Recommended bets

Arsenal’s last victory over Manchester City came in the FA Cup Semi-Finals in July en-route to the Gunners lifting the trophy for a record 14th time. A repeat of their 2-0 score on Sunday is available at odds of 33/1.

 

Manchester City won 1-4 on their last visit to Emirates Stadium back in December for the Carabao Cup Quarter-Finals. You can back them at 25/1 for the same scoreline here on Sunday.

 

Arsenal last avoided league defeat in this fixture with a 2-2 draw here back in 2017. The last 3 times the sides have shared the points in this match, it has finished 2-2. Odds of 18/1 are available for these sides to share the points in a 4-goal thriller.

 

Lately, Arsenal vs Manchester City has been a high scoring game with 12 of the last 15 matches seeing over 2.5 goals scored, in all competitions. You can back another high scoring game here on Sunday with odds of 8/11 on for over 2.5 goals.

 

Sergio Agüero’s 11 goals in this fixture are more than twice as many as any other player for either side. He has managed only 4 minutes of football so far in 2021 due to injuries and fitness and is yet to score for City in the Premier League this season as a result. Despite this, the Argentina international is the favourite at 7/2 to score the game’s opener on Sunday. Or evens to bag a goal at any time during the game against Arsenal.

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Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Arsenal players stand zonally defending a corner kick during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on December 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Manchester City: What are the betting odds?

The Gunners haven’t won a league match against City since Arsene Wenger retired. It is therefore no surprise that they start the match as 11/2 underdogs despite being at home.

 

Manchester City have won on each of their last 5 visits to the Emirates Stadium, in all competitions. They start the match at 1/2 on to make it six in a row on Sunday.

 

The Gunners have drawn 3 of their last 6 home matches in the Premier League. Odds of 10/3 are available if you see Arsenal and Manchester City cancelling each other out on Sunday.

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

Arsenal FC vs Manchester City FC form
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Arsenal FC vs Manchester City FC - 0:1
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SL Benfica vs Arsenal FC - 1:1
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Arsenal FC vs Leeds United - 4:2
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Aston Villa FC vs Arsenal FC - 1:0
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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Arsenal FC - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City FC - 0:2
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Arsenal FC vs Manchester City FC - 0:1
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Everton FC vs Manchester City FC - 1:3
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Manchester City FC vs Tottenham Hotspur FC - 3:0
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Swansea City vs Manchester City FC - 1:3
Last 5 games for Arsenal FC
February 21, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 0 - 1 Manchester City FC
February 18, 2021 UEFA Europa League 20/21 SL Benfica 1 - 1 Arsenal FC
February 14, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 4 - 2 Leeds United
February 6, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 1 - 0 Arsenal FC
February 2, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 - 1 Arsenal FC
Last 5 games for Manchester City FC
February 24, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Borussia Monchengladbach 0 - 2 Manchester City FC
February 21, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 0 - 1 Manchester City FC
February 17, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Everton FC 1 - 3 Manchester City FC
February 13, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City FC 3 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur FC
February 10, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Swansea City 1 - 3 Manchester City FC
Arsenal FC vs Manchester City FC Premier League 20/21 form
Arsenal FC Manchester City FC
25 Matches played 25
10 Matches won 18
281 Goal attempts 372
98 Shots on goal 137
107 Shots off goal 122
131 Corner kicks 172
53% Average ball possession 66%
76 Shots blocked 113
42 Cards given 28
319 Free kicks 290
40 Offsides 39
4 Shots on post 2
6 Shots on bar 5
26 Goals by foot 44
5 Goals by head 6
31 Goals scored 50
26 Goals conceded 15
Arsenal FC vs Manchester City FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Arsenal FC Manchester City FC
57 Matches 57
30 Home Matches 27
27 Away Matches 30
84 Total Goals 75
1.47 Average Goals Scored 1.32
27 Wins 20
20 Losses 27
10 Draws 10
Last 5 games & match results between Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC
February 21, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 0 - 1 Manchester City FC
December 22, 2020 EFL Cup 20/21 Arsenal FC 1 - 4 Manchester City FC
October 17, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City FC 1 - 0 Arsenal FC
July 18, 2020 FA Cup 19/20 Arsenal FC 2 - 0 Manchester City FC
June 17, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Manchester City FC 3 - 0 Arsenal FC


Vincent Kompany celebrates goal vs Arsenal

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Vincent Kompany of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Carabao Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Match preview

It is said that the most important ability in elite sports is availability.

 

The two players who have dominated this era of football – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – were able to do so largely down to their almost spotless injury records. Being able to play 5000+ minutes a season, every season, for more than 15 years helped them rack up numbers that few will ever match. However, you can only do so if you are fit and able to play.

 

While both Arsenal and City have had some problems with injuries this season, both these sides have been fortunate in coming through the hectic December and January Premier League schedules without any major injuries and almost a clean bill of health.

 

This should put them in a good shape for chasing their targets down over the final few months of the season. For Arsenal, that means continuing their rapid ascent back up the table with the hopes of finishing in the top 6 to secure European football again next season. They will also be hoping to go far in the Europa League, with their tie against Benfica still finely balanced.

 

Manchester City, on the other hand, have a commanding lead at the top of the Premier League as they look to claim their 3rd title in 4 seasons. They have a Carabao Cup Final coming up as well as an FA Cup Quarter Final. Their main focus though will be the one that has alluded them so far; the UEFA Champions League.

 

Bundesliga side Gladbach are all that stands between City and a place in the Quarter-Finals; the round which Pep Guardiola has so far struggled to negotiate at City having been eliminated there in each of the last 3 seasons.


MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal talks to Thomas Partey of Arsenal before making his debut during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal talks to Thomas Partey of Arsenal before making his debut during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal team news vs Manchester City

Thomas Partey is the only injury doubt for Arsenal before this match. He missed last weekend’s 4-2 win over Leeds as well as the trip to Benfica on Thursday with a hamstring injury. Even if fit, it is unlikely he will be risked to finally put the disruptive pattern of injuries behind him.

 

Kieran Tierney has missed Arsenal’s last 5 league matches with a knee injury. However, after making a 26-minute cameo at Benfica on Thursday, he could be in line to start on Sunday. One of Bellerín or Soares would be dropped for the Scot.

 

After starting 13 straight league matches, Rob Holding was dropped for the match against Leeds and was on the bench again in Portugal. He could get a recall to the starting XI here in place of Gabriel or David Luiz.

 

Martin Ødegaard started last weekend for the first time since joining the club on loan from Real Madrid. He failed to impress though, which is understandable given he has only just arrived at the club. Against such difficult opponents as City, he may be dropped for Mohamed Elneny to give the midfield a more defensive look.

Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Pep Guardiola the head coach / manager of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Manchester City team news vs Arsenal

Philippe Sandler remains ruled out for City having had knee surgery before a ball was kicked this season. He likely won’t feature for the club in 2020/21.

 

Nathan Ake is also out with a hamstring injury. He has only managed 6 league appearances for City in an injury-disrupted first season at the club.

 

Kevin De Bruyne made his return from injury in midweek with a 10-minute cameo against Everton. He could be in line to make his first start for the club since the 2-0 win over Villa on January 20th.

 

Manchester City have had a different pairing in central defence in each of their last 3 league matches. Rúben Dias seems the undisputed first-choice at the club at the moment but will Aymeric Laporte or John Stones partner him at the back?

 

Ilkay Gundogan missed the trip to Goodison Park in midweek with a minor groin problem. He is expected to be restored to the starting XI here, likely in place of Kyle Walker with João Cancelo returning to his preferred right-back position.


Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Manchester City

Arsenal's predicted XI to face Manchester City.

Arsenal’s predicted XI to face Manchester City.

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Arsenal

Manchester City's predicted XI to face Arsenal.

Manchester City’s predicted XI to face Arsenal.


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