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

13:00 EAT 23/02/2018
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The Gunners have become domestic cup specialists in recent years but face a huge task to get the better of the Premier League leaders at Wembley

The first piece of domestic silverware in England is up for grabs on Sunday as Manchester City face Arsenal at Wembley in the Carabao Cup final.

888Sport have a wide range of markets available for the match which could be the start of a trophy-laden few months for Pep Guardiola’s side if they are able to shoot down the Gunners.

The online bookmaker also offer all new customers the chance to get up to £30 in free bets when betting £10 as part of their welcome offer, plus £10 on this game too. T&Cs apply.

Latest odds

Manchester City are just 11/20 (1.55) to win the game in normal time, while the draw is available at 10/3 (4.33) and Arsenal are considerable outsiders at 17/4 (5.25).

These prices relate to the result after 90 minutes but if you want to back either team to lift the trophy – regardless of how they seal victory – City are priced at 1/3 (1.33) and the Gunners are a 47/20 (3.35).

Team news

Fabian Delph will be suspended after his midweek red card, while Gabriel Jesus could make a first team comeback.

Alexandre Lacazette remains sidelined but the majority of Arsenal’s big guns will be raring to go after being rested in the Europa League on Thursday.

Preview

Guardiola will certainly be smarting from the FA Cup exit but his side have the best chance to bounce back in style. Games between these two heavyweights have regularly featured goals galore so opting for another exciting affair could be the way forward.

Both teams to score is 13/25 (1.52) but considering it has landed in each of the past seven head-to-head meetings we should be in for another thriller. Indeed, City won the only Premier League clash between the pair this season by a 3-1 scoreline.

That’s a 10/1 (11.0) play in the correct score market with 888Sport, while the favourites to win in a match where both teams score is priced at a tempting 7/4 (2.75).

Predictions

Backing a high-scoring final looks the way forward and although the bookmakers have factored this into their lines, the over 3.5 goals market at 5/4 (2.25) holds plenty of appeal.

This has paid out in four of the last six meetings between the teams in all competitions and both finalists certainly look much more comfortable going forward than they do at the back of late.

Over 3.5 goals at 5/4 (2.25) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport