2016-17 EPL: Arsenal vs Manchester City Betting Tips

March 31, 2017 by Posted in Soccer Tips

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Arsenal and Manchester City will have one eye on the Premier League table when they face off at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, April 2ndf. The hosts will be under pressure to arrest their slide while the visitors will hope not to lose momentum and get into a fight for top-four. All this makes this weekend fixture a potential thriller!

Season so far
Arsenal flattered to deceive their fans’ hopes of winning the Premier League title. In fact, their recent form has been so poor – four defeats in their last five league games – that they face a potential finish away from the top four. With 50 points from 27 matches, they currently are sixth in the table. Arsenal are six points off the fourth-placed Liverpool although they have two games in hand.

City would like to think they are title contenders still but at third in the table and with 57 points from 28 games, they are a good 12-points off the perch. With the encounter against leaders Chelsea looming on the horizon, the Citizens wouldn’t want to inherit the problems of Arsenal.


A can’t-lose for both sides
It’s a cliché but Arsene Wenger can ill-afford another slip-up. With critics demanding his ousting gaining strength, Wenger knows that a loss will make things worse for him. The chances of winning the title are remote and the only thing that matters for Arsenal this season is staying in top-four.

The fight for top-four is so tight this season that City may find swapping positions with Arsenal if they lose two matches on the trot. With Chelsea up next, Guardiola knows that the only way to keep up the momentum is by picking maximum points.

The context of the encounter and their positions in the Premier League table make this a must win for both sides. A home win is offered at odds of $3 (bet365) while odds on City win are $2.38 (William Hill). A draw looks the most likely result at odds of $3.60 (Ladbrokes).

Whatever it is, the result will not be a 0-0. Both sides will go for goals and with such brittle defence on display, expect goals at both ends. Odds of $1.50 (Ladbrokes) are being offered on both sides finding the net.

Sergio Aguero loves scoring against Arsenal and at odds of $2.10 (William Hill), the Argentine is a hot shot to score any time in the match. For the Gunners, Olivier Giroud at odds of $2.50 (William Hill) looks a good punt to score any time.

TIP: Sergio Aguero to score any time – $2.10 at William Hill

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