Arsenal v Man City Premier League Preview and Tips

17:00 Sun 12 Aug
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: Over 3.5 Goals
Units: 1/5
Odds: +137

Recent encounters between these two teams haven’t been dull and we’re not expecting the trend to be bucked on this occasion.

Indeed, Manchester City tend to be exciting whenever they take to the field and will be going for the victory in this opening Premier League encounter at the Emirates Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s side were facile winners of the title last season and he’ll be confident that they can establish a legacy, especially after capturing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City.

There are likely to be further arrivals although Benjamin Mendy’s return at left-back will be like having a new signing and Aymeric Laporte is likely to establish himself as one of the finest central defenders in the Premier League.

As for Arsenal, they completed their transfer business early and we shouldn’t forget about class acts such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette who can deliver hatfuls of goals.

Socratis Papastathopoulos and Stefan Lichtsteiner can bolster Arsenal’s defensive options although it could be a baptism of fire against a City attack who possess players like Leroy Sane, David Silva and Sergio Aguero. None of them were particularly exerted in the World Cup.

BETTING TIP

Over 3.5 Goals @ 2.37 with bet365

Team News

Arsenal: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Man City: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 33
    Petr Cech
  • 30
    Ainsley Maitland-Niles
  • 20
    Shkodran Mustafi
  • 05
    Sokratis Papastathopoulos
  • 24
    Hector Bellerin
  • 34
    Granit Xhaka
  • 29
    Matteo Guendouzi
  • 11
    Mesut Özil
  • 08
    Aaron Ramsey
  • 07
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan
  • 14
    Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
  • 31
    Ederson Moraes
  • 02
    Kyle Walker
  • 05
    John Stones
  • 14
    Aymeric Laporte
  • 22
    Benjamin Mendy
  • 20
    Bernardo Silva
  • 25
    Fernandinho
  • 08
    Ilkay Gündogan
  • 26
    Riyad Mahrez
  • 10
    Sergio Agüero
  • 07
    Raheem Sterling

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 31 23 7 1 70:18 76
2 Manchester City 30 23 3 4 76:20 72
3 Tottenham 30 20 1 9 57:32 61
4 Arsenal 30 18 6 6 63:39 60
5 Manchester Unit 30 17 7 6 58:40 58
6 Chelsea 30 17 6 7 50:33 57
7 Wolverhampton W 30 12 8 10 38:36 44
8 Watford 30 12 7 11 42:44 43
9 West Ham 31 12 6 13 41:46 42
10 Everton 31 11 8 12 42:39 41
11 Leicester 31 12 5 14 40:43 41
12 Bournemouth 31 11 5 15 43:56 38
13 Newcastle Unite 31 9 8 14 31:40 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 9 6 15 36:41 33
15 Brighton 29 9 6 14 32:42 33
16 Southampton 30 7 9 14 34:50 30
17 Burnley 31 8 6 17 35:59 30
18 Cardiff 30 8 4 18 27:57 28
19 Fulham 31 4 5 22 29:70 17
20 Huddersfield 31 3 5 23 18:57 14