Arsenal v Man City Betting Tips
This is a very exciting, if potentially daunting, time to be an Arsenal fan. The Gunners go into a new season without Arsene Wenger in the dugout for the first time in over 20 years while Stan Kroenke is negotiating a deal to take full control of the club.
The news of Kroenke’s intentions didn’t exactly a 100% endorsement from the Gunners faithful but hopes are generally high that their new manager, Unai Emery, will oversee an upturn in the team’s fortunes.
Emery has an impressive CV with success at Sevilla and PSG but he won’t be expecting a fast start to his time in English football as Arsenal’s first assignment is a match against the current EPL champions, Man City.
Many pundits believe that Pep Guardiola’s team has a chance to go down in history as one of the best ever in English football but in order to do that they’ll have to have an extended period of success.
The early signs are good as the Citizens kicked their season off in style with victory in the Community Shield against Chelsea and we’re confident about their chances of getting their title defence off to a great start in our Arsenal v Man City betting tips.
Man City Must be Considered Value at Odds Against
Like many Premier League teams, Man City’s preparations for the new season have been hampered by the late return of key players from the World Cup.
Guardiola won’t have a fully fit squad to choose from at the Emirates on Sunday but we don’t think that’s going to hamper Man City’s chances too much.
In three games against Arsenal lasts season, City scored nine goals and conceded just one. Arsenal fans will believe that their team will be more competitive and tougher to beat under Emery than they were under Wenger but this is largely the same group of players and scars from those three big defeats will doubtless remain.
It’s not going to be one way traffic by any stretch of the imagination and we like the look of a bet on both teams to score at $1.53 with Centrebet. However, Arsenal have a huge amount of ground to make up on Man City and we think that makes Guardiola’s men good value at $2.00 with Unibet.
Expect More Early Drama at the Emirates
Arsenal played in the very first match of the Premier League last season. They served up a treat for neutrals with a 4-3 win over Leicester and there is every chance their first match of this season will also be entertaining so bet on over 3.5 goals at $2.35 with William Hill.
The Gunners are still working hard to understand exactly what Emery expects of them. The fact that Man City are much clearer in their game plan gives the Citizens the edge but these early weeks offer the Arsenal players a chance to impress their new manager.
Alexandre Lacazette is one of those players who is especially keen to make himself a stalwart of this Arsenal team and we think he can lead a spirited fight for the home side by scoring at $2.90 with bookmaker.com.au.
For a Man City goalscorer, Riyad Mahrez is interesting at $2.54 with BetEasy as he too looks to cement his place in the Man City team.
Arsenal v Man City Betting Tips
Man City to win at $2.00 with Unibet
Both teams to score at $1.53 with Centrebet
Over 3.5 goals at $2.35 with William Hill
Alexandre Lacazette to score at $2.90 with bookmaker.com.au
Riyad Mahrez to score at $2.54 with BetEasy