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Manchester City v Arsenal: Prediction, Tips and Odds

The game of the weekend sees third versus top at the Etihad Stadium, as Manchester City host Arsenal in what could prove to be a crucial clash in the race for the Premier League title.

The defending champions are currently just a point behind the Gunners, who go in search of a first win at City’s home ground since 2015.

Although Pep Guardiola’s men are unbeaten at home in the league since November 2022, they have dropped points in four of their 14 games on home soil this term.

Manchester City v Arsenal


Manchester City v Arsenal betting tips and predictions

Both Teams to Score – Yes - 7/10

There’s no doubt City have had the upper hand in this fixture since Mikel Arteta took charge of Arsenal, but the Gunners have edged the last two meetings between the sides.

The north Londoners lifted the Community Shield after a penalty success at Wembley in August, before beating Guardiola’s men 1-0 at the Emirates in October.

A win at the fortress that is the Etihad would not only give Arsenal a four-point advantage over City, but it would also raise belief that they can lift their first league title since 2004.

Injury concerns to City duo John Stones and Kyle Walker could prove another plus for Arsenal, who have scored just once in their last four league visits to Eastlands.

But the Gunners have been in red-hot form in front of goal in recent weeks, scoring 33 in their last eight Premier League games.

City have scored in 22 consecutive games in all competitions and you have to go back to March 2022 for the last time the treble winners failed to score in a home game – a 0-0 Champions League draw with Sporting Lisbon.

Kevin De Bruyne to Score or Assist - 11/10

Kevin De Bruyne has had a big part to play in City’s recent successes over Arsenal, with the Belgian star pulling the strings in the final third.

The 32-year-old scored twice in City’s 4-1 success in this fixture last season and also opened the scoring in their win at the Emirates in February 2023.

De Bruyne, who is third in the list for the Premier League’s all-time assist makers, has a habit of drifting between the lines and finding the space to make Arsenal suffer.

It was no coincidence that the Belgium international was missing when the champions lost the reverse fixture.

The former Chelsea man pulled out of his country’s friendlies during the international break and should be fresh for Sunday’s showdown.

Rodri to be booked - 9/4

Arguably the most important figure for Manchester City in the last two seasons has been midfielder Rodri.

Many pundits have suggested the Spanish international is the best defensive midfielder in Europe and the stats back that up.

Rodri has won 10 trophies since joining City from Atletico Madrid in 2019 and is yet to be on the losing side in the Premier League this season.

With City throwing more numbers forward as they play catch up in the title race, the 27-year-old has been racking up the cards.

The former Villarreal man - who sat out the game at the Emirates - has committed 32 fouls in 28 league games, collecting eight yellows and one red in the process.

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Manchester City v Arsenal odds

Manchester City – 10/11
Draw –
Arsenal –

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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