Arsenal v Man City Betting Preview | Thursday 1st March

Arsenal v Man City Betting Preview Thursday 1st March

In our Arsenal v Man City betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head to head, popular bets and more for Thursday evening’s Premier League clash.

Arsenal v Man City Betting Preview

Date: 1st March

Time: 19:45

Stadium: Emirates Stadium

Channel: Sky Sports Premier League

Spineless and embarrassing were just two of the words Gary Neville used to describe Arsenals Sunday league cup final against Manchester City, and its starting to become a running theme.

The North London side have slipped way below the standards they are use to, and now find themselves way below the level of local rivals Tottenham. A loss here would mean they are 10 points behind Spurs in 4th, and 30 behind league leaders City. Arsenal haven’t been good for years, but this really is a low point for the side, who constantly buy in the wrong areas and constantly under-perform with no consequences.

At the other end of the spectrum, City are strolling the league and should have it wrapped up by March. A win here would send them 16 points clear of 2nd place Manchester United with just 10 games to play. All focus will now be on the Champions League, where City will finally play against teams of their level in Barcelona and Bayern Munich at some stage. Still, City will want to win this and they should do quite easily, even if they use some of their second string players.

Arsenal do have a knack of turning up when you least expect it, and you’d have to think that its going to be a much better showing than we saw on Sunday. Arsenal fans are crying out to see both Lacazette and Aubameyang playing together frequently, but injury to Lacazette seems to have ended any chance of that happening.

Team News

  • Arsenal are without Monreal and Lacazette through injury, whilst Santi Cazorla remains a long term absentee.
  • Mendy and Fernandinho are both missing through injury for City.

Arsenal Predicted Starting XI: Cech; Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Ramsey, Elneny, Wilshire; Ozil, Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan

Manchester City Predicted Starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph; De Bruyne, Gundogan, Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Sane

Betting Odds 

Arsenal 15/4 Draw 31/10 Manchester City ¾

Popular bets

  • BTTS YES 8/15
  • Over 2.5 Goals 8/15