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Man City vs Arsenal Predictions, Best Bets, Odds & Lineups (Premier League)

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Man City vs Arsenal Predictions, Best Bets, Odds & Lineups (Premier League)
Master meets apprentice once again on Saturday as Pep Guardiola's men take on Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal that is arguably in crisis. Will Manchester City record back to back victories after a surprising defeat at Tottenham? Below you’ll find researched Man City vs Arsenal betting tips ahead of Saturday’s early kick off, probable line-ups, how to watch the match on TV, best odds and free bets...

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When is Manchester City vs Arsenal?  

Manchester City host their former assistant at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, August 28 with a 12.30pm kick off (UK Time).

The game is to be played at a full capacity Eithad Stadium and will be broadcast live in the UK on BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate, BTSport.com and the BT Sport App.

  • Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 12.30: Manchester City vs Arsenal

Manchester City vs Arsenal Betting Preview 

Manchester City bounced back from back to back defeats in the Community Shield against Chelsea (1-0) and in their opening Premier League match at Tottenham (1-0) with a resounding 5-0 home win over newly-promoted Norwich.

Just two games into the new Premier League season and there are already mounting issues at Arsenal. The Gunners have lost their opening two matches to both Brentford and Chelsea without scoring a goal - the worst start to any of the club's 118 seasons playing in the top four leagues in England. They have players missing through injury and illness including key men such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, and Willian.

Manchester City last faced Arsenal in February and secured a 1-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium thanks to an early Raheem Sterling header, which extended City's winning run at the time to 18 matches. The Gunners have lost at Etihad on their previous five visits.

Probable Line-Ups

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Laporte, Dias, Walker; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, G.Jesus, Grealish

Pep Guardiola has already confirmed that Aymeric Laporte will start on Saturday after the Frenchman was rested against Norwich. He will complete the four man backline alongside Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker, given that Benjamin Mendy has been charged with four counts of rape and has been suspended by the club. Phil Foden is still sidelined as the youngster sustained a foot injury en route to the Euro 2020 final with England. Kevin De Bruyne also missed last time out but the Belgian could be passed fit for this contest.

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tierney, Holding, Mari, Tavares; Lokonga, Xhaka; Pepe, Odegaard, Saka; Aubameyang

£50 million summer signing Ben White tested positive to Covid on the eve of the Blues clash. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned from a bout of coronavirus at the weekend and should be ready to start this time. The likes of Willian, Alexandre Lacazette and Alex Runarsson are still affected while Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Magalhaes and Thomas Partey are all out injured. Martin Odegaard's visa issue will be sorted in time for him to make his second debut but the Norwegian is in contention with Emile Smith Rowe for the number 10 role.

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Who is the Manchester City v Arsenal Favourite?   

Manchester are 27/100 to win on Saturday with STS. Arsenal are backable at 12/1 with William Hill while the draw is priced at 11/2 with Betfred.

When it comes to correct score, the 2-0 win is the most likely among the bookies at 25/4 with MansionBet, while 1-0 is at 15/2 with Parimatch.

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Our Manchester City v Arsenal Predictions    

It’s going to be an interesting encounter on Saturday and if Manchester do get the win there would be no more time for Arteta in North London.

With Arsenal's absentee list stretching into the double figures and morale at an all-time low, we believe Pep Guardiola's men will comfortably grab all three points here.

The Man City -1 handicap may also be appealing at 5/6, while our choice in the Correct Score market is a 3-0 City win.

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Our team are always on the lookout for the best value odds and search all the top markets from BTTS to goalscorers and beyond. You’ll find all our top tips for this game above.

What’s more, you’ll find tons of free bets ahead of the Premier League’s weekend, while tons of pundits predictions across the weekend by clicking here.

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