Arsenal vs Man City Betting Tips & Predictions

21:45 Sat 18 Jul
FA Cup
Tip: BTTS Yes
Units: 4/5

We did initially consider backing Arsenal on the Asian Handicap market as our main betting tip for this FA Cup semi-final clash, with the Gunners likely to make defending a top priority when they clash with Manchester City on the Wembley pitch.

Mikel Arteta’s side have missed out on qualifying for next season’s Champions League although there’s still a chance to win silverware and the Spaniard will be looking for his team to give a better account of themselves than they did at the Etihad a few weeks ago.

That 3-0 defeat has a few mitigating factors. Arsenal were actually heading into half-time with the scoreline goalless before a David Luiz mistake allowed City to open the scoring and the Brazilian was then sent off shortly after the restart.

The London side initially looked bright during the opening exchanges and they have the attacking weaponry to hurt the current FA Cup holders, with Alexandre Lacazette being flanked by Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

However, the most important focus is the central midfield area, with Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos operating against Kevin de Bruyne and their aim will be to nullify the Belgian’s influence on the team. KDB didn’t start recently at St Mary’s and it was a game that Southampton won at big betting odds.

We know all about Manchester City’s attacking threat and our prediction is that they will continue to score goals in this clash even without the injured Sergio Aguero. In the end, Arsenal might decide that attack is the best form of defence and we can see this game panning out with a 3-1 scoreline or something similar.

Our prediction is that both teams will find the net over the ninety minutes and those looking for bigger betting odds might consider a City win and both teams to score.

BTTS Yes @ 1.80 with bet365

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