Soccer Betting Odds & Game Preview: Arsenal vs. Manchester City

Posted by Derrick Harper on March 1, 2018 in

We are looking forward to the huge game on Thursday – as Arsenal will take on Manchester City in an English Premier League affair. There is a lot of talk about this game getting postponed with the snow storm that it hitting London. We are going forward as if there is a match at Emirates Stadium in London on Thursday, and here is our Soccer Betting preview of the match-up based on the latest EPL Odds.

Soccer Betting Odds & Game Preview: Arsenal vs. Manchester City

Why Bet on Manchester City?

For Manchester City, who comes in with a gaudy 23-3-1 mark will be without their midfielder Fernandinho, with a hamstring injury. Sergio Aguero leads Manchester City with 21 goals, while Raheem Sterling has added 15. Kevin DeBruyne has been a great leader for Manchester City with 14 assists on the season.

David Silva has also added 8 assists, which more than any player for Arsenal. Fernando Luiz Rosa has been excellent on the defensive side, as he leads with 50 tackles. Manchester City is scoring 2.93 goals per game while allowing just 0.74. They have had 12 clean sheets this season. They are currently at the top of the English Premier League standings.

Why Bet on Arsenal?

Arsenal also has an injury to deal with. Left-back Nacho Monreal and Alexander Lacazette will miss the game. Alexandre Lacazette has 9 goals on the season, which leads the team. Granit Xhaka has been the top passer for them with more than 2,200 on the season. Finally, on the defensive side, the combination of Macho Monreal and Hector Bellerin have a combined 98 on the season.

Without Monreal, Bellerin will have to have a monster game to keep Manchester City off the scoreboard. Arsenal has scored 1.89 goals per game this season and allowed 1.33 per game.

Arsenal is not the Soccer Betting favorite for this contest.

They have had 9 clean sheets on the season. Arsenal sits in sixth with their 13 wins, 8 losses and 6 draws thus far.

The last 11 times these two teams have played, Arsenal came away a winner just twice. Manchester City has 72 points on the season in 27 matches, which is the most ever set by an English Top flight side at this stage in the season. Arsenal will have bad memories of Sergio Aguero, as he has scored in each of his last five appearances.

Expert Final Analysis & Betting Pick

There is a look at the English Premier League battle between Arsenal vs. Manchester City. This should be a great matchup- but in the end -it’s hard to bet against Manchester City. These two teams just played on February 25th, and Manchester City just manhandled Arsenal. Look for much of the same in this one. Take Manchester City 1.79 over Arsenal on Thursday.