16:30 GMT 03 February 2019
The notoriously busy Premier League schedule has begun to slow back down after Christmas but for the teams fighting in Europe, the fixtures keep coming thick and fast. One of those is Manchester City who are in action on Sunday afternoon as they host Arsenal.
With Man City’s relative dominance in recent years, there’s no surprise to see that they tend to get on well against Arsenal. They have won each of their last three against the London side in the league and are unbeaten in the last six. The Gunners have failed to score in their last two Premier League meetings with City, conceding five goals in the process.
A win for Man City would reduce the gap at the top to just two points ahead of Liverpool’s trip to West Ham on Monday night. They are without captain Vincent Kompany whilst Benjamin Mendy is almost fully recovered from his knee injury and could play from the start.
Latest matches: Manchester City
|29.01.2019||Prem||Newcastle United||Manchester City||2:1||L|
|26.01.2019||FA C||Manchester City||Burnley FC||5:0||W|
|23.01.2019||EFL||Burton Albion||Manchester City||0:1||W|
|20.01.2019||Prem||Huddersfield Town||Manchester City||0:3||W|
|14.01.2019||Prem||Manchester City||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3:0||W|
Following Chelsea’s 5-0 win against Huddersfield, Arsenal must pick up all three points to go level on points with them. Sokratis, Rob Holding and Laurent Koscielny are expected to miss out in defence while Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ainsley Maitland-Niles face late fitness tests.
Latest matches: Arsenal FC
|29.01.2019||Prem||Arsenal FC||Cardiff City||2:1||W|
|25.01.2019||FA C||Arsenal FC||Manchester United||1:3||L|
|19.01.2019||Prem||Arsenal FC||Chelsea FC||2:0||W|
|12.01.2019||Prem||West Ham United||Arsenal FC||1:0||L|
|05.01.2019||FA C||Blackpool FC||Arsenal FC||0:3||W|
As they so often do, Manchester City should beat Arsenal on Sunday even though they failed to get any points against Newcastle. The visitors are in good goalscoring form which is why backing both teams to score and over 2.5 goals might be worth backing. Emery’s side have a habit of trailing at half-time this season so Man City to be winning at the break looks an attractive price.
03 February 2019 - 16:30 GMT
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