2019-20 Premier League – Man City vs Arsenal Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Man City vs Arsenal kick off? Wednesday 17th June, 2020 – 20:15 (UK)

Where is Man City vs Arsenal being played? Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Where can I get tickets for Man City vs Arsenal? No tickets are available as this match will be played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Man City vs Arsenal on in the UK? Sky Sports

Where can I stream Man City vs Arsenal in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

MAN CITY

  • Man City return to action looking to cement second place in the league although their priority could well turn to the Champions League when that eventually resumes but for now they face off against Guardiola’s former assistant Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.
  • For the first time in a long time, Guardiola has a fully-fit squad at his disposal which includes Leroy Sane who has recovered from a serious knee injury and the German will likely be on the bench for this game.
  • Guardiola has a wealth of options at his disposal ahead of this game and with two matches in close succession, there will likely be plenty of rotations between this game and Monday night’s clash with Burnley but expect all his key men to feature here.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling

Unavailable:

Doubtful:

ARSENAL

  • Arsenal will look to continue their revival under Mikel Arteta as, barring their shock elimination in the Europa League at the hands of Olympiacos, their form since he took over has largely been excellent.
  • Arteta seemed fixed upon a 4-2-3-1 formation and Nketiah had earned himself a starting spot in the side so he could retain his place with skipper Aubameyang coming in off the left wing.
  • Sokratis was seemingly Arteta’s first choice at right-back prior to the break but it may be that the more mobile Bellerin comes into the starting line-up for this game while there is also a chance Tierney plays left-back with Saka further forward.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, David Luiz, Pablo Mari, Saka; Xhaka, Dani Ceballos; Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang; Nketiah

Unavailable: Chambers (Injured)

Doubtful: Cedric (Injured)

KEY STATS

  • Man City have won each of their last 6 matches against Arsenal in all competitions
  • Man City have been winning at both half-time and full-time in their last 6 matches against Arsenal in all competitions
  • Man City have scored 3 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Arsenal in all competitions
  • Man City have won by a margin of at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Arsenal in all competitions
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in each of Man City's last 5 league games
  • Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 home league matches
  • Arsenal have won each of their last 3 league matches
  • Arsenal have lost only 1 of their last 13 matches in all competitions
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 8 league matches
  • Arsenal have drawn each of their last 5 away matches
  • Arsenal have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 matches against Man City in all competitions
  • Arsenal have failed to score in only 1 of their last 10 league matches
  • Arsenal have been drawing at half-time and winning at full-time in each of their last 3 league matches

THE PREDICTION

The much-awaited return of the Premier League is finally here with a mouthwatering clash between Man City and Arsenal. This promises to be a hugely attractive game to watch with the style of both teams easy on the eye. Mikel Arteta will be motivated to get one over on his old boss Pep Guardiola but that will not be an easy task. City are notoriously fast starters to the league season and the break and chance to refresh will likely serve them well. They will look to make a fast start to this game and they should be able to unlock this Arsenal defence in the first half and consolidate their lead in the second so the Double Result market is one to consider.

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