Sports Innovation previews the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
The Premier League begins 2022 with an eye-watering clash between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.
Both clubs enter the clash in fine form ahead of what could be an open and entertaining affair. Arsenal will, of course, relish the chance to spring a surprise as the underdogs. The Gunners are playing well at the moment and will fancy a crack at Man City, even without their manager Mikel Arteta.
Although the visitors, who sit 15 points ahead of their foes at the top of the Premier League table, are on a 10-match winning run and could take a decisive step to title glory here.
Facts and figures for Arsenal vs Man City in Premier League.
- Arsenal have not lost the last 11 home matches in a row
- Arsenal have scored in 17 of the last 19 matches
- Arsenal have won the last 5 matches in a row
- Arsenal have not conceded in 5 of the last 6 home matches
- Manchester City have won 12 of the last 13 matches
- Manchester City have scored in the last 13 matches in a row
- Arsenal have not won the last 12 matches versus Manchester City in a row
- Arsenal have conceded in the last 13 matches in a row versus Manchester City
- Arsenal have lost the last 9 matches versus Manchester City in a row
- In 12 of the last 14 Arsenal home matches versus Manchester City the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 17 of the last 19 Arsenal matches versus Manchester City the sum of goals was over 1.5
Current form — Arsenal vs Man City
The Gunners are in excellent form
Arsenal have really been enjoying their football in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 4-1 win against Leeds United. They went on to beat Sunderland by 5-1, before also getting the better of Norwich in a 5-0 victory last time out.
The Sky Blues to pick up the pieces
Man City have been in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last 3 matches soundly. Newcastle got left behind as Pep Guardiola’s side smashed them 4-0, before Leicester got hammered in a 6-3 demolition. Brentford was the most recent victim as the visitors bagged a 1-0 win.
How do the bookies view it?
Despite home advantage and their excellent run of form, Arsenal are the clear underdogs for this match. Unibet has even priced a Gunners win at 6.10, while a draw pays out at 4.75 with Mr. Green. Betfair and Unibet are both offering odds of 1.57 for Man City to take all 3 points at the Emirates.
Arsenal vs Man City — fixture history
Arsenal were unable to penetrate the Manchester City defense the last 5 times they met in the Premier League. The latter ended up winning by a 5-0 and 1-0 scoreline. Perhaps something worth considering before settling on your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
The Gunners enter the match against Man City with a 0-1-9 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Premier League. This amounts to a 0% winning ratio for the home side, with the Citizens victorious in 90% of the last 10 encounters.
Current table in the Premier League
Looking at the Premier League standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 15 points. Arsenal cannot squeeze past Man City in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. The Citizens, ranked in 1st on 50 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents this coming Saturday.
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Emile Smith-Rowe. He is one of the Arsenal players, who is showing decent form now. He managed to find the back of the net 4 times in his most recent outings. With 3 goals in his last 2 games, Bukayo Saka could also be worth a punt.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez to find the net once again. Both wingers have been hammering in the goals recently. Midfield duo Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden can’t be ruled out either.