The New Year’s holidays are no excuse to rest in the AFL, with four meetings scheduled for January 1 here. Our experts have prepared their predictions for Arsenal v Manchester City. Will the Canaries be able to stop the ruthless Citizens? Full match statistics and all odds can be found at 1xbet app review.
Arsenal give fans hope for the Champions League
When Arsenal started with three defeats, Arteta had already been sacked and the club were not even included in the top 6 in the predictions. The team withstood a lot of pressure and managed to get back into the season, and so much so that they are already fourth in the league on a four-win winning streak. In the last round, Arsenal crushed Norwich 5-0 away. “The Canaries can overtake Tottenham, the Spurs are five points behind with two games to spare. Arteta’s side are good, but by and large they have beaten lower-ranked opponents in recent times; the battle against the Citizens will be a test of strength. Four players will definitely not play, three of them in quarantine, with Obameyang in doubt.
City go into the break
Manciti are gradually starting to pull away from their rivals, Guardiola’s charges are already 8 points behind Chelsea and 9 points behind Liverpool, but the Mercsiders have a game in hand. In their last match, the Citizens beat Brentford away 1-0 to extend their winning streak in the league to 10 wins. Some bookmakers are even already paying out bets to those who bet on Muncity’s title. The team has four personnel losses ahead of this meeting.
In the first round of the current championship, it was not a struggle, the Citizens destroyed their opponent 5-0 at home, it should be said that from the 35th minute Arsenal played in the minority.
As it is already clear to everyone, the opponents will approach this meeting in great shape. Even with such a scenario, Manciti are considered to be the clear favourite. Arsenal can put up a good fight against the league leader, but it will be difficult for the Londoners to pick up points. There will again be talk of a clash between pupil and teacher, because Arteta used to work as Guardiola’s assistant. We believe that the Citizens’ squad is stronger, so we’ll bet on a clean win for the visitors.