Manchester City vs Arsenal
English Premier League
Date: 26 April 2023, Wednesday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
It’s a fight for the Premier League title that will be decided on Wednesday when Manchester City hosts London rivals, Arsenal.
With only a couple of matches left before the 2022/23 season ends, the winner of the match will have the advantage of claiming the title.
With two games left in the season, City can clinch the title if they can get a draw against their rival. On the other hand, the struggling Emirates side needs to win on the road to regain its competitive edge.
Momentum can play a huge role in this match. With just seven games left for both teams, the result could decide the title race.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Head to head :
- Over the past decade, Manchester City have dominated this rivalry. They have won seven straight games against the London club.
- Their most recent victory over their rival was a 1-3 triumph at the Emirates Stadium.
- Over the last four meetings between these two clubs, three of the matches featured at least three goals.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Prediction :
Since Manchester City’s attacking line has been firing on all cylinders, we think they’ll be too much for the struggling and out-of-sorts defense of the London club on Wednesday. Also, the attacking potential of the Emirates Stadium visitors is immense.
Therefore, we think that the home win is the best bet for the hosts. Also, we’re very much tempted by the odds of 3.25 that Erling Haaland will score the first goal of the match.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Team news :
Only one player from Manchester City will be unavailable for this match due to injury. Nathan Ake, the club’s defender, suffered a hamstring injury during the second half of the match against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Pep Guardiola has no concerns about his fitness.
The injury situation for the London club is concerning, as it is uncertain whether William Saliba will be able to play again this season. Rob Holding has been filling in for him, and the lack of cover has raised concerns about the team’s defensive capabilities. Granit Xhaka’s future is also uncertain, which could be a huge blow to the team. Takehiro Tomiyasu and Mohamed Elneny are recuperating from knee injuries.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Akanji, Dias, Laporte; Stones, Rodri; Mahrez, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus