Arsenal vs Man City | Premier League – Matchday 1 of 38 Betting Preview
Arsenal vs Man City – Sun 12th August. Kick Off: 17:00. Emirates Stadium, London.
Oh, Super Sunday, how I’ve missed you. It’s certainly back with a bang with the featured late kick-off being arguably the best in matchday 1. For the past two seasons in a row, Arsenal has opened with a seven-goal thriller at the Emirates Stadium, against Liverpool and Leicester City most recently.
There have never been more than seven goals in a matchweek 1 fixture. Can Man City follow their record-breaking season with an eight or more goals thriller on the very first game of the season? Probably not. But we think it could be close.
Both teams have had an average transfer window. Man City finally getting their man in Mahrez, and some other smaller transfers. Arsenal has plugged their keeping woe with Bernd Leno and a few midfield additions in Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.
All in all, there is nothing to get really excited about for both teams this window. Apart from Arsene Wenger finally leaving his role as manager since 1996. The glory days were long behind him with many Arsenal fans calling for his head in the past few seasons. After failing to qualify for Champions League again, it seemed to be the final nail in his managerial coffin with Arsenal.
Unai Emery steps up and so far in pre-season has led Arsenal to some good results. They have won five matches in their last six games only losing to Atletico Madrid. But, beating Lazio, Chelsea, PSG (5-1) and Huddersfield in the process. Man City has also had a solid pre-season whilst also winning the Community Shield convincingly against Chelsea.
In their last meetings, City has won the past three winning 3-0, 3-0 and 3-1. In each of these games, they have scored between the 11th-20th minute, with Pep’s high early pressure clearly paying off.
Man City are unbeaten in their last five Premier League meetings with Arsenal winning three and drawing two. Arsenal has an awful record against the top six teams and has only won once against Man City in their last six home matches.
We can see City having a blistering start to this season, and we like the look of BTTS match result Man City best priced at 12/5 with William Hill. Add that to our BTTS match result double, of Wolves and Liverpool for a tasty treble at odds of 65.52 with Betfred.