Premier League Champions Manchester City will host Arsenal FC on Match Day 3 at the Etihad stadium as they look to catch up with the early Premier League runners on the EPL Table.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City lost out 1Nil to Tottenham Hotspur in the opening game of the season but were able to bounce back with a 5 – 0 trashing of Norwich on Match Day 2. The game featured six goals from six different players which indicated their opening day loss was due to some disciplined defending from Spurs.
Michael Arteta will be facing a tough task of staging an Arsenal side capable of defeating down the Premier League Champions as they search for their first Premier League win if the season. Arsenal got shocked by EPL newcomers Brentford 2Nil in their opening game and things got worst as Chelsea defeated the Gunner’s again 2Nil in front in their visit to the Emirates Stadium on Match Day 2.
Arsenal sit 19th on the Premier League table with no points and no goal in their first two matches of the season. However, they will be boosted by their mid week Carabao Cup victory, which was boosted by the return of P. Aubameyang. Aubameyang found the net thrice en route to a 6nil victory over West Brom on Wednesday which could be a major motivation for the Gunners.
The Citizens are looking to catch up with other early winners and a win over Arsenal could go a long way in achieving that. Sitting 9th on the Premier League table with three points, City could catapult themselves to the top of the Premier League table with 2goal win over Arsenal on Saturday Lunch time while they wait for results from other games in the weekend. However, it’s very unlikely they remain top of the table by the end of the weekend.
Analysis, Prediction And Betting Odds
Arsenal will be more dangerous in the final third with the return of Aubameyang and Lacazette but still lack the discipline required to hold or defeat Man City. This presently leaves us with the futuristic reality that Arsenal FC could have to wait another week before sealing their first victory this season.
This Prediction is supported by Bookmarkers who list Arsenal at 11.5 Odds to defeat Manchester City. A stake of $100 will earn you $1150, If Arsenal emerge victorious.
The Citizens are listed with just 1.25 Odds, which means you need $400 to win a $100 profit on your investment.
Prediction ➡️ Manchester City 3 – 1 Arsenal
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