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Manchester City vs Arsenal Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

12:32 GMT 01/02/2019
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With the Citizens porous at the back and Emery's men prolific yet struggling on the road, Al Hain-Cole expects goals at both ends in a home win

Manchester City will be determined to bounce back from their shock defeat against Newcastle when they welcome Arsenal to the Etihad Stadium in Sunday's big Premier League clash.

Pep Guardiola's men went down 2-1 at St James' Park on Tuesday, although were relieved to see first-placed Liverpool only draw with Leicester the following day.

Latest odds

With the Reds not in action until Monday, they are available at 2/7 (1.29) with bet365 to close the gap on first place to two points by coming out on top here.

The Gunners have lost seven of their last 11 visits to this ground in all competitions, and are 15/2 (8.50) outsiders to damage their opponents' title bid even further with a surprise win.

City are yet to draw 19 games in front of their own fans this season, but you get odds of 5/1 (6.00) on them being held to a stalemate in this one.

Team news

Ederson should be fit to play despite picking up a minor leg injury against Newcastle, while Benjamin Mendy will also hoping to return to action as he nears full fitness.

Denis Suarez could be set for a debut after moving to north London on loan from Barcelona, while Konstantinos Mavropanos may also feature after making his first appearance on the bench of the season last time out.

However, Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Sokratis Papastathopolous remain sidelined while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Laurent Koscielny will both face fitness tests.

Fragile City defence

Although their record at this ground is not good, Unai Emery will back themselves to find the net here for the seventh consecutive visit considering the hosts' recent defensive performances.

The Citizens have kept just three clean sheets in their last 14 league fixtures, and just one in the most recent seven on home turf.

Predictions

With Arsenal having scored in four of their last five league away games despite collecting just two points, odds of 5/4 (2.25) look like solid value on City coming out on top after conceding yet again.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.