Manchester City – Arsenal FC
It goes in these days blow by blow and already on Wednesday there is the firecracker par excellence on the island. The title fight in the Premier League is still completely open and the top match between the reigning champions Manchester City and the league leaders Arsenal FC is on the schedule at 21:00. It is not wrong to say that the championship will probably be decided in this match. You can find out who has the better cards on their side in our Man City – Arsenal tip.
A look at the table gives us an idea of what is at stake in this match. Pep Guardiola’s Sky Blues currently have 70 points on their account and two games less than their upcoming opponents from north London. The Gunners themselves are at the top of the table with 75 points. However, Arsenal’s nerves seem to be fluttering, as they have recently drawn three games in a row. We’ll make up our minds in advance, the winner of this match will be the English champion.
Man City – Arsenal info:
- Date & Time: 04/26/2023, 21:00.
- Game Venue:
- Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
- Competition: Premier League, Matchday 33.
- TV coverage: Sky
Man City form & balance check
The Sky Blues from Manchester have the title back in their own hands. A few weeks ago, it looked as if the title would surely go to London this year, but Pep Guardiola’s eleven is on the verge of really closing in on the league leaders. At the moment, things are going very well for City in all respects. In addition to the prospect of a possible top spot in the Premier League, the Sky Blues are also one round further in the top flight.
Thanks to a 3-0 win in front of their own fans and a 1-1 draw in Munich, none other than the defending champions from Madrid await them in the semifinals. Either way, in the coming weeks Manchester City will decide whether this season can possibly be a historic one. The first triple in the club’s history is still possible.
All eyes on Haaland
Erling Haaland’s first Premier League season could immediately become a very special one. The Norwegian is very likely to win the goalscoring crown and he is also the top scorer in the Champions League with twelve goals. Overall, Manchester City’s offense is once again in great shape this season.
With 78 goals, Pep Guardiola’s team currently has the most prolific attack. The defense also makes a much more compact impression than in recent years. Only Newcastle has a better defense with 25 goals conceded.
Man City facts & analysis
- Place 2 in the Premier League.
- Best offense in the Premier League
- In the semi-finals of the Champions League
Arsenal form & balance check
The Gunners of Arsenal FC are playing an incredibly successful season, all things considered. For months, the North Londoners have been at the top of the Premier League table. In recent weeks, however, Arsenal FC has been a little bit out of sorts. In each of their last three games, they have only managed a draw, and last Friday’s game against Southampton could be the final straw for the Gunners in the title fight.
Early on in the game, Arsenal was trailing 0:2. They went into the break with a score of 1:2. Shortly after the restart, the Londoners conceded the 1:3. In the final phase, it was Ödegaard and Saka who finally gave Arsenal a point.
Arsenal shows nerves
For long stretches of the season, Arsenal FC’s great strength was just looking straight ahead and focusing only on themselves. Meanwhile, it makes it seem like Arsenal is looking too much at the competition. Arsenal FC’s problem at the moment is that the league leader concedes too many goals.
In the last three games, they have conceded seven goals. With a view to the clash against City, coach Mikel Arteta’s team would be well advised to get a better grip on its own defense. In the last match against the Sky Blues, they also conceded three goals.
Arsenal facts & analysis
- In first place with 75 points.
- Second best offense in the league
- Unwon in 3 games
Predicted lineup – last updated April 25, 2023
The hosts from Manchester seem to have found their regular formation in recent weeks and coach Pep Guardiola is unlikely to make any major changes in the upcoming match against Arsenal. Rodri, Gündogan and De Bruyne will again pull the strings in midfield. Foden, who is fit again, could also be used in the attacking front three. However, Grealish, Haaland and Bernardo Silva will probably start.
The opponent from London will start with a 4-3-3. Jesus has secured his place in the center, with Saka and Martinelli playing next to him. Xhaka is also missing against the Sky Blues. Jorginho could start in the midfield center alongside captain Ödegaard and Partey.
Man City – Arsenal direct comparison & stats
Both teams have faced each other in 207 matches so far and the direct comparison goes to the Gunners. Arsenal have managed to win 98 times, in addition to 64 victories for Man City and 45 draws. However, the last five matches all went to Man City.
- The average goals scored in a Manchester City vs Arsenal FC clash is 2.8
- Manchester City have scored in each of their last 16 matches
- Manchester City has not lost any of its last 15 home matches
- Manchester City have won 12 home games in a row