Manchester City vs Arsenal
English Premier League
Date: 17 June 2020
Kick off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Two of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ meet on the first day of top-flight action after the coronavirus pandemic as champions Manchester City welcome Arsenal to the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s side know that even victory would do little to put a dent in Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table, but it would at least postpone their inevitable coronation until beyond the weekend.
Arsenal were in good form prior to lockdown, though, winning three games in a row and enjoying an unbeaten top-flight run which stretches all the way back to 2019.
The match, as with all of the remaining games in the 2019-20 campaign, will be broadcast live on TV to make up for fans being unable to attend in person.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Prediction
Both teams will be keen to put three points on the board, but Manchester are heavy favourites at their fortress and Arsenal did truly little to convince us otherwise.
Home win priced at 1.36 odd adds little value for single bets unless it is to boost an accumulator you use on the given day.
Therefore, we take City win with the over 2.5 goals combo as the best option and we all know Pep’s men can be devastating at this ground.
Both teams to score in the match is our second option, considering Arsenal’s scoring streak of 7 games at this stadium. The 1.60 odd on btts is a decent return and opt out from going for risky options when teams are returning from an awfully long break.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Head-to-head (h2h) stats
Earlier this season, City bagged a comfortable 3-0 win at the Emirates, stretching their winning streak over Arsenal to 6 across all competitions.
The men in Sky Blue were victorious in each of the 2 h2h EPL fixtures in previous 2 seasons.
Arsenal did manage to beat Manchester City at the Etihad back in 2015, since went on to draw and loss 3 three on the trot.
Despite the poor record at this ground, the Gunners scored in 7 consecutive visits to this ground.