Arsenal v Manchester City Premier League Betting Tips and Preview 21/02/2021
The Premier League is back in full swing this weekend with a full fixture list and some stand out games taking place. One of the highlights this weekend will be Arsenal v Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s side travel to the Emirates Stadium to face the Gunners in the 4:30 kick off on Sunday afternoon. City are the team to beat following a run of 17 wins in a row in all competitions. However, Arsenal will be no pushovers as Mikel Arteta’s side have proven hard to beat recently, particularly at home.
Arsenal comfortably defeated Leeds 4-2 last weekend, scoring four goals for the first time this season. The result also ended the Gunners’ three match run without a win. Despite this small blip at the end of January, Arsenal have been in good form. The Gunners have lost two of their last 10 Premier League matches and won six. At home, Arsenal are one of the most in form teams. They have won three, drawn three and conceded four goals in their last six at the Emirates.
City have won 17 straight matches in all competitions. Pep Guardiola’s side comfortably beat Everton 3-1 in midweek to go ten points clear at the top of the Premier League and the Citizens are unbeaten in 16 league matches, winning 14 and drawing two. Away from home, City are also in exceptional form and have won six consecutive games on the road, scored 18 and conceded just three.
Arteta should have a near full squad to choose from. The Gunners’ only doubt is Thomas Partey, who recently suffered a thigh injury. City will be without Nathan Ake, who continues to build match fitness, but Ilkay Gundogan should return after a groin injury.
Arsenal come into this match as the clear underdogs after winning just once in their last four matches. The odds show an Arsenal win to be very unlikely, with SBK offering the best returns of 31/5 for a home win. As City look unstoppable in current form, VBet are providing the best odds of 5/9 for an away win.
But, with Arsenal showing good form at home recently, our tip this week is to go with SBK’s 39/10 odds for a draw between the two sides. Arsenal will set up to contain City and hit them on the counter-attack, which could lead to a tense affair between the sides this weekend.
Plenty of goals have been scored in recent fixtures between Arsenal and Man City, with City winning the reverse fixture 4-1 at the Etihad earlier this season. However, it’s rare for both teams to score in this fixture, only one team has scored in four of the last five games between the sides. For a 1-0- or 2-0-Man City win, BetVictor and Sporting Index both offer good odds of 15/2. However, for those expecting the Gunners to cause an upset in North London, Betfair Exchange are providing odds of 19/1 for a 1-0 Arsenal victory.
Our correct score tip for Arsenal v Man City is to back a score draw. With Arsenal’s defence looking solid at the Emirates, there could be few goals in this fixture. A good value bet is Bet365’s 17/2 odds for a 1-1 draw between the sides.
Anytime Goal Scorers
Fresh off the back of their 4-2 win over Leeds, Arsenal’s talisman and captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit top form with three goals. Unibet are backing the Gabon international with odds of 29/10 to score anytime this weekend, while his strike partner and joint top-scorer, Alexandre Lacazette, is priced at 11/4 to score anytime by Paddy Power.
City have a host of goal scoring talent in their ranks and the return of Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne will provide even more threat this weekend. Aguero is 5/4 to score anytime by Sky Bet and De Bruyne is backed at 19/10 to find the net. Raheem Sterling is also in excellent form and Sporting Index have the English forward at 87/50 to score anytime.
However, our goalscorer tip for this week is to back English starlet Phil Foden to score anytime. The talented playmaker found the net against Everton in mid-week and has scored six goals this season and Sporting Index have odds of 9/4 for Foden to get on the scoresheet against Arsenal.
Our Arsenal v Manchester City Betting Tips –
Match Result, Draw – 39/10 with SBK
Correct Score 1-1 – 17/2 with Bet365
Phil Foden to score anytime – 9/4 with Sporting Index
Will Arteta be able to repeat his heroics of last year’s FA Cup final and get a rare victory over his old boss? Or will Guardiola’s side continue their emphatics run of form and make it 18 wins in a row? It will certainly make for an interesting affair and we hope our Arsenal v Manchester City Premier League Betting Tips and Preview 21/02/2021 has provided some useful betting tips and advice. Remember to gamble responsibly if you decided to choose any of our selected tips this weekend. We always look to provide good value betting tips and do not offer guaranteed wins. For more information on free bets and offers from bookmakers, check out our homepage.