Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips

Manchester City vs Arsenal Betting Tips

Manchester City are hosting Arsenal in the Etihad Stadium, Manchester on the 28th of August 2021, Saturday at 17:00 IST. Manchester City got into the groove in the last game after the shocking defeat in the first game while Arsenal are still to get off the blocks. 

Manchester City Form and Team News

Manchester City lost the first game to Harry Kane’s Tottenham by a narrow one-goal margin. They bounced back quickly in the last game against Norwich pinning them five goals to nil. Manchester City in the last season could’ve easily won the treble which not many English clubs could’ve boasted of, they would’ve become one of the very few teams to do that, but having said that it was not meant to be. They lost a close Champions League final to Chelsea and thus were not able to accomplish the feat. They are playing against Arsenal in their next match. City are one of Europe’s best teams presently with the system they have in place and the team composition, they can hope to get the most coveted European Championship a least this time around if they play slightly better on the front. 

Pep’s barren run in terms of Champions League title continues after the last final, but he would take heart from the fact that they were able to reach the final in the first case and were so close to win the treble. He’ll probably have his say in this season at least and come out with triumphs, let’s see. The Attacking prowess of Man City which was silent in the first game came out with all guns blazing in the last game, Mahrez, Sterling, Laporte and an own goal combined with a debut goal from teenage sensation Jack Grealish topped off what was a great game for the blues.

Arsenal Form and Team News

Arsenal are on the back of a similar story in the Premier League after getting blanked in both of the first two games, they are currently in the 19th position, though it’s very early days, it doesn’t look good for the gunners to say nonetheless. They finished seventh last time around. They have been failing consistently in the Premier League in the last few seasons. The transition phase that Arsenal finds themselves in seems to not end at all after the Arsene Wenger era and they are in another season with different challenges this time around. They are playing against Manchester City and a good performance here could well rewrite all whatever they have done bad so far and they would hope to do so as well.

Arteta has had enough time to get used to a club like Arsenal and it’s high time he translates that knowledge into winning performances and eventually become the league beaters that the Gunners once were. He has a good team at his disposal and once everyone starts playing to their potential, then it would be a whole different ball game. A win against the high-flying Manchester City would be the best starter for that matter and the Gunners can carry forward the momentum.

Odds by Casumo

Manchester City are favorites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.24 odds while Arsenal is placed at 11.00. The odds for a draw is 6.10.

Our Tipster’s Angle

Manchester City are favorites to win this tie, they have a settled team and added strength. Arsenal on the other hand are in the middle of a catastrophic situation. This could become the first real heavyweight clash in any club football this season if Arsenal displays their old self and we could be in for a real treat.

Tip 1: Manchester City to score in both halves

Arsenal have in the last two matches across competitions have had one match where they conceded goals in both halves. While the last away game that Arsenal have played also saw the gunners concede in both halves. Manchester City were involved in four of the last six matches which had them scoring in both halves of the game. Playing at home, all of their last four games have also seen Manchester City satisfying the above criteria to the fullest. One of the last two head to head matches between the two sides also saw Man City scoring in both halves. So the game between Arsenal and Manchester City on Saturday will most likely have Manchester City to score in both halves. The odds for Manchester City to score in both halves according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.79.

Tip 2: Manchester City total goals over 2.5

Manchester City in the last five games they have been part has had three games where they have scored over 2.5 goals in total during the match. This includes the friendlies, PL and also the Community Shield. Playing as the home side, they have had all three games in the last three where they have scored over 2.5 goals as a team in the match. Three of the last five matches Manchester City played like the home side in the Premier League also saw them help strengthening the claim for the above condition to be satisfied. Arsenal too has conceded over 2.5 goals in one of the last two head to head games as well. So we can expect this game to see over 2.5 goals from Manchester City. The odds for Manchester City’s total goals over 2.5 is 2.02. 


Manchester City have been a powerhouse in recent years and this season is going to be nothing less, while Arsenal are desperate to win, they’ll hope to end that drought in this game. Summarising on a couple of tips from above:

  1. Manchester City to score in both halves  @ 1.79.
  2. Manchester City total goals over 2.5 @ 2.02

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