On Saturday, 28 August, Manchester City and Arsenal will meet Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium in the third round of the England Championship.
Manchester City Football Club
Guardiola’s team won gold medals in the Premier League last season and did so very confidently, beating Manchester United by 12 points. For City, this Premier League title was the third in the last four seasons played.
This season, Manchester City started unsuccessfully, losing in the opening round in the away meeting to Tottenham (0: 1). Guardiola’s team had both a territorial advantage in the match (in possession of the ball) and in the number of shots delivered to the opponent’s goal. But the implementation was extremely bad in this match.
And already in the second round, the “townspeople” showed their highest class, having won big at home “Norwich” (5: 0). They scored on a goal: Grilish, Laporte, Sterling, Marez and Krul scored one goal into his own net.
The Manchester team will not be able to help in the upcoming match: De Bruyne, Foden and Delap.
Football club “Arsenal”
“Pushkari” last season in the Premier League took the eighth line and as a result did not get into the European Cup zone.
The current season in the Premier League was not at all set for the Arteta team. Arsenal are now on the penultimate line of the table with no points scored. Yes, and no goals have been scored yet, And four have been conceded.
In the first round, they lost to the modest Brentford (0: 2). Many moments were created, but there was a problem with the implementation.
In the second round, Arsenal were unable to break the resistance of Chelsea, who scored two goals in the first half and continued to dominate the entire segment of the game. Arteta’s team nevertheless created a few scoring chances, but again, in the end, nothing came of it.
Due to health problems, Arsenal will not be able to help: Gabriel, Nketia, Thomas, White. The participation of Lacazetta, Willian, Bellerin is questionable.
Forecast for the match “Manchester City” – “Arsenal”
City and Arsenal have had the following results in their last five head-to-head games:
06/17/20 Manchester City – Arsenal 3: 0;
07/18/2020 Arsenal – Manchester City 2-0;
10/17/2020 Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal;
12/23/2020 Arsenal – Manchester City 1: 4;
02/21/21 Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City.
City are the clear favorites of the upcoming match. Yes, the first starting game of this championship was not successful for Guardiola’s charges, but in the second round the team showed itself in all its glory, for sure the guys caught courage and will be in high spirits after such a victory.
Things are going badly for Arsenal. There are only solid problems, both in defense and in attack, and in the club as a whole. The bosom has not improved qualitatively this season. There are a lot of injured players, especially attackers, that’s why it’s a problem with the implementation.
In the upcoming match, City must confidently beat the dismantled Arsenal at home with a gap of two or three goals. At the same time, it is unlikely that the Londoners will excel in this match.
The main markets offered by promo code for 1xbet for this game:
Manchester City win – 1.25;
Arsenal win – 11.00;
TB (2.5) – 1.54;
ITM Arsenal (0.5) – 1.86;
H1 (-1.5) – 1.70.
Probable outcome: W1 , ITM Arsenal (0.5), H1 (-1.5).