Published on December 13th, 2013 | by Sportingly Better Tipster0
Manchester City v Arsenal – Betting Preview
League leaders Arsenal take on free-scoring Manchester City in the early kick-off on Saturday, with both sides eager to press their claims for the Premier League title this season.
Weekend Football Tips
Manchester City (1.80) v Arsenal (4.75); Draw (3.80)
The Citizens 3-2 victory against reigning European champions Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, could prove to be a turning point for the club’s sketchy form away from home this season, but at home Manchester City have won all seven of their matches in the Premier League.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have scored three or more goals in each of their last five games at home in the league and Sergio Aguero‘s night-off on Tuesday should see the hosts forward line adequately refreshed for the game on Saturday.
First team regulars Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure are also expected to be recalled, team news that rests in stark contrast to Arsenal’s preparations after their defeat in Naples on Wednesday.
The Gunners do however boast the best away record in the division after winning five of their opening seven games on the road, but losing out to Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday was a blow to the club and could cost Arsene Wenger’s side a more favourable draw in the competition.
Lukas Podolski could return to the Matchday squad after missing the last three months through injury, but right back Bacary Sagna remains a doubt with a hamstring problem.
Arsenal’s title hopes could come into serious question this weekend should the Gunners fail to win on Saturday, with defeat likely to cut the north London club’s lead at the top of the table to just two points.
The two most clinical teams in the Premier League will be eager to prove their mettle on Saturday, but Arsenal’s fixture congestion and likely fatigue issues could swing the pendulum towards another home win for Manchester City this weekend.
Manchester City to win @1.80
Manchester City HT/FT @3.00
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