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 Manchester City 12 10 2 0 36:5 32
2 Liverpool 12 9 3 0 23:5 30
3 Chelsea 12 8 4 0 27:8 28
4 Arsenal 12 7 3 2 26:15 24
5 Tottenham 11 8 0 3 18:10 24
6 Bournemouth 12 6 2 4 21:16 20
7 Watford 12 6 2 4 17:14 20
8 Manchester Unit 12 6 2 4 20:21 20
9 Everton 12 5 4 3 19:15 19
10 Leicester 12 5 2 5 17:16 17
11 Wolverhampton W 12 4 4 4 12:13 16
12 Brighton 12 4 2 6 13:18 14
13 West Ham 12 3 3 6 14:18 12
14 Newcastle Unite 12 2 3 7 9:15 9
15 Burnley 12 2 3 7 12:25 9
16 Crystal Palace 12 2 2 8 8:17 8
17 Southampton 12 1 5 6 8:21 8
18 Cardiff 12 2 2 8 11:25 8
19 Huddersfield 11 1 4 6 6:20 7
20 Fulham 12 1 2 9 11:31 5