Arsenal FC
Arsenal FC
VS
Manchester City
Manchester City
England
England
Premier League
15.12.2019
17:30
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Emirates Stadium
London

Arsenal FC - Manchester City FC betting tip & odds comparison 15.12.2019

In gameweek 17 of Premier League, Arsenal FC will host Manchester City at Emirates Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 5:30 PM on Dec 15, 2019, and the fixture will be refereed by Paul Tierney. With our match prediction and odds comparison for Arsenal FC vs. Manchester City you are guaranteed to get all the important facts and details for this fixture. First and foremost, we will take a close look at the teams' recent performances.

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Arsenal FC have won 1 of their last 5 league matches (1 win, 2 draws, 2 defeats. In the previous 8 home games in the Premier League season 2019/2020, Arsenal FC have won 3 matches, 4 games ended in a draw, and 1 game in defeat. (Goal difference 14:12).

Out of their last 5 Premier League fixtures, Manchester City have won 2 games (2 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats). The away record in the current Premier League season reads as follows: 5 wins, 1 draw und 2 defeats - Goal difference 22:11.

In their last five Premier League encounters, Arsenal FC managed to get 0 wins against Manchester City, while Man City scored 5 wins. On 0 occasions, there was no winner. If we focus exclusively on the home games that Arsenal FC played against Manchester City in the Premier League, we get the following record: 2 wins for Arsenal FC, 1 draw and 2 wins for Manchester City.

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Arsenal vs Manchester City

Two sides that have been below par for the most part of this season meet at the Emirates on Sunday the 15th of December. The Premier League defending champions, City, currently lie 14 points behind Liverpool after 16 rounds of matches, while Arsenal’s victory over West Ham the other day was the Gunner’s first win in 10 matches. Both teams will be hoping for a win, that would kick-start a more consistent form for the rest of the season.

Arsenal

Anyone close to Arsenal fans at the final whistle of their match against West Ham would have heard the collective sigh of relief after winning their first match since the 24th of October – a home win over Vitoria in the Europa League. Despite that win in East London, the Gunners find themselves on 22 points, 24 points behind the league leaders, and seven points behind the 4th Champions League place.

Unai Emery has been sacked after Arsenal dreadful start to the season and Arsenal have turned to ex-Gunners Freddie Ljunberg, albeit on a temporary basis, until the next manager is appointed. With the visit of the defending champions, Arsenal would be hoping to build on their success at the London Stadium. However, there are some injury worries that threaten to derail this ambition. Nicolas Pepe is currently doubtful for the match after being a victim of some crunching tackles against the Hammers. A Nicolas Pepe absence definitely weakens an Arsenal attack.

Arsenal’s weakness this season is that they aren’t scoring enough goals, and show an equally bad performance in defence. They scored and conceded 24 games in 16 matches. Emery chopped and changed the defence multiple times with no success. Ljunberg has had a similar conundrum with three different central partnerships in his three matches so far. Should Arsenal not get the defence right, City have the firepower and the wherewithal to take advantage of a porous defence.

Manchester City

At the beginning of the season, no one would have predicted that City would be 14 points off the top of the table. And it almost feels as if the loss in the Manchester derby was a sort of nail in the coffin of not retaining the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s statement that they “might not be able to compete” with the biggest teams in Europe is also puzzling. Maybe he was bluffing and trying to play mind games, it remains to be seen. In the previous season, Man City’s strength has always been their quick passing, moving teams from side to side, and their quick transitions from back to front. This season, however, a lot of that seems to be missing.

Other teams have gotten the wiser of the team’s tactics too, preferring to sit deep and hit them on the counter, a strategy that worked for Manchester United and Wolves at the Etihad. Another crucial element to note is that Fernandinho who acts as a destructive shield in the middle of the park is now deployed as a center back.

Possible Line Ups

Arsenal City
  • Leno
  • Maitland-Nile
  • Kolasinac
  • Chambers
  • Sokratis
  • Torreira
  • Guendouzi
  • Ozil
  • Martinelli
  • Pepe
  • Aubameyang
  • Coach: Freddie Ljunberg
  • Ederson
  • Walker
  • Stones/Otamendi
  • Fernandinho
  • Mendy
  • Rodri
  • De Bruyne
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Gundogan
  • Sterling
  • Jesus
  • Coach: Pep Guardiola
Injured: Tierney, Xhaka, Ceballos, Holding, Bellerin and Stones, Aguero, Sane, Laporte

Arsenal vs Manchester City Betting Tips

Arsenal have not won by more than 3 or more goals in five matches, and have only managed to win by 2 or more goals in one of their last five matches. It’s hard to see them score three goals or even winning by three goals. The safest bet is a handicap 0-3 away win for Manchester City. With Manchester City not exactly firing on all cylinders, you can also back an Arsenal win or draw. For more sports betting tips click here.

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Performance

Arsenal FC
Arsenal FC
Last games

Arsenal FC performance of the last 6 home matches

Victories
83%
Over 2.5
66%
Manchester City
Manchester City
Last games

Manchester City performance of the last 4 away matches

Victories
25%
Over 2.5
0%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
0
1
Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC
99 38 32 3 3 85 33 52
0
2
Manchester City
Manchester City FC
81 38 26 3 9 102 35 67
0
3
Manchester United
Manchester United FC
66 38 18 12 8 66 36 30
0
4
Chelsea FC
Chelsea FC
66 38 20 6 12 69 54 15
0
5
Leicester City
Leicester City FC
62 38 18 8 12 67 41 26
1
6
Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur
59 38 16 11 11 61 47 14
1
7
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
59 38 15 14 9 51 40 11
2
8
Arsenal FC
Arsenal FC
56 38 14 14 10 56 48 8
1
9
Sheffield United
Sheffield United FC
54 38 14 12 12 39 39 0
1
10
Burnley FC
Burnley FC
54 38 15 9 14 43 50 -7
1
11
Southampton FC
Southampton FC
52 38 15 7 16 51 60 -9
1
12
Everton FC
Everton FC
49 38 13 10 15 44 56 -12
0
13
Newcastle United
Newcastle United FC
44 38 11 11 16 38 58 -20
0
14
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace FC
43 38 11 10 17 31 50 -19
1
15
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
41 38 9 14 15 39 54 -15
1
16
West Ham United
West Ham United FC
39 38 10 9 19 49 62 -13
0
17
Aston Villa
Aston Villa FC
35 38 9 8 21 41 67 -26
1
18
AFC Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth
34 38 9 7 22 40 65 -25
1
19
Watford FC
Watford FC
34 38 8 10 20 36 64 -28
0
20
Norwich City
Norwich City FC
21 38 5 6 27 26 75 -49
Legend
  • Champions League
  • Abstieg
  • Europa League
  • Europa League Quali.