Premier League champions Man City welcome Arsenal to the Etihad in the early Saturday kick-off this Saturday. The match will kick off at 12:30p.m, and BT Sports are broadcasting the fixture. City returned to their best last weekend, picking up their first win of the season against Norwich. But their opponents couldn’t have started their season any worse, losing their first two matches without scoring. This fixture also sees Pep Guardiola face off against his old protégé, Mikel Arteta. The latter will need to pull off a tactical wonder to win at the Etihad on Saturday. Below, we provide the latest team news, tips and best odds for Man City vs Arsenal.
Team News and Form
City bounced hammered Norwich 5-0 at home last weekend after losing 1-0 at Spurs in their first game of the season. The Citizens were dominant, and Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus opened their goal scoring accounts. Arsenal couldn’t bounce back from their 2-0 horror at Brentford on the opening night of the Premier League season. The Gunners fell to another 2-0 defeat at home to London rivals Chelsea on Sunday. City will be without Liam Delap (knock) and Phil Foden (ankle). Edward Nketiah (ankle), Thomas Partey (ankle), Ben White (covid) and Gabriel (knee) are ruled out for the Gunners.
Matchwinner Betting Odds
Firstly, the matchwinner odds are all pointing in one direction; a City home win. Arsenal are considered long-shots to win this tie and, following four consecutive losses, and just one goal scored, this is understandable. The best value odds for an away win are provided by SBK, who will return 27/2. There are shorter odds for a draw between City and Arsenal. SBK again have the best value here at 29/2. However, this could be a lost cause as these two teams rarely draw. The Gunners have had one stalemate in their last 10 in all competitions. City haven’t drawn in 47 matches. Our tip this week is to bet on the favourites. Man City are in fine form at home, and they have won their last four home matches. Betfair Exchange have the best odds for a home win at 3/10.
Win to Nil Betting
Given Arsenal’s goal-scoring woes, having scored once in their last four matches, there is good value on doubling up on a win to nil for City. The Gunners have lost without scoring in their last three matches, including away losses to Brentford (2-0) and Spurs (1-0). City have also shown a knack for keeping clean sheets at the Etihad recently. Guardiola’s side have won to nil in four of their last six in all competitions and have conceded just two goals during this run. Our tip this week is to get more value on a City win by backing them to win to nil at home. Mansion Bet will provide the best value in the win to nil market, returning 23/20 for a City win without conceding.
Anytime Goalscorer Betting Tips
In the goalscorer market, there is little value backing an Arsenal striker to score at any time. New signing Folarin Balogun started against Chelsea last weekend but was subbed off after 60 minutes. He is a long shot to score anytime at 27/5, provided by Unibet. Backing a City player for an anytime goal will return much better value. Jack Grealish has been one of City’s best performers early in the season, and he opened his account against Norwich last weekend. Grealish to score anytime against Arsenal is backed at 15/8, provided by Paddy Power. Our goalscorer tip this week, however, is to take a punt on England star Raheem Sterling. The England forward also netted against Norwich, and he has two goals in his last two starts against the Gunners. At 6/4 odds, provided by Mansion Bet, expect some good returns on another Sterling goal on Saturday.
Pep vs Arteta always has the potential for a football tactics masterclass to unfold on either side. Can Arteta pull one over his old boss and walk away from the Etihad with the Gunner’s first league win of the season? Make sure to check out the fixture on Saturday and we do hope you found our Manchester City v Arsenal Premier League Betting Tips 28/08/2021 interesting. Our goal with all our betting tips and previews is to find you honest betting tips which we think offer genuine betting value and hopefully bring long term betting profits. However, we don’t promise to bring you winning bets all the time as that would be false, but we do try and find good value for you, and the best betting odds. As well as taking advantage of the best betting odds, we also recommend checking out our homepage and claiming some of the best UK free bets, betting offers and welcome bonuses. This can really make your betting go that bit further, but please do bet responsibly, gamble within your limits and keep it fun. Good luck.