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 23 19 3 1 54:13 60
2 Manchester City 23 17 3 3 59:16 54
3 Tottenham 22 16 0 6 46:23 48
4 Chelsea 23 14 5 4 40:19 47
5 Arsenal 23 13 5 5 48:32 44
6 Manchester Unit 23 13 5 5 46:33 44
7 Watford 23 9 6 8 32:32 33
8 Wolverhampton W 23 9 5 9 27:31 32
9 Everton 23 8 7 8 33:30 31
10 Leicester 23 9 4 10 29:29 31
11 West Ham 23 9 4 10 30:34 31
12 Bournemouth 23 9 3 11 33:42 30
13 Brighton 23 7 5 11 25:32 26
14 Crystal Palace 23 6 4 13 23:32 22
15 Southampton 23 5 7 11 25:40 22
16 Burnley 23 6 4 13 23:43 22
17 Newcastle Unite 23 5 6 12 19:31 21
18 Cardiff 23 5 4 14 19:44 19
19 Fulham 23 3 5 15 21:51 14
20 Huddersfield 22 2 5 15 13:38 11