Odds shown as:

Arsenal v Manchester City Tips: Visitors to win by two or more goals looks the appropriate play on Sunday

Manchester City have won their last five games at the Emirates by two goals or more and we fancy this run to continue as part of our football tips on Sunday
Manchester City have won their last five games at the Emirates by two goals or more and we fancy this run to continue as part of our football tips on Sunday

With just over a third of the Premier League season remaining, Arsenal are 22 points behind Manchester City in the table. The two sides meet at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday and we’ve got three football tips from our man @AnthonyEadson who made profit on all three of his midweek previews here at BettingOdds.com

Kevin De Bruyne is expected to return to the starting line up for Manchester City after coming on as a substitute against Everton on Wednesday. Ilkay Gundogan is most likely to be named on the bench, however, as Pep’s unpredictable team sheets have been prominent over recent weeks.

Arsenal travelled to Italy to play their Europa League tie with Benfica on Thursday evening which finished 1-1. Thomas Partey didn’t travel for that game and remains a doubt for Sunday’s meeting with Manchester City. 

Having won 17 games in all competitions with records being set left right and centre, Manchester City are priced at just 1/2 with most bookmakers to pick up three points this weekend. The draw can be backed at 7/2 with a win for the Gunners being offered at 5/1.

Manchester City -1 match handicap - 6/4 2pts @ Betfair

Bukayo Saka & Bernardo Silva 1+ shot on target - 0.75pts @ 9/2 Betfair

Kevin De Bruyne to score, Phil Foden 2+ shots on target, David Luiz to be carded, 0.2pts @ 45/1 Paddy Power

Manchester City -1 Match Handicap
6/4
Odds correct as of 2021-02-19 17:05 Odds subject to change.

Manchester City have won their last 12 matches in the Premier League and I think they will make it 13 on Sunday quite easily and have taken them on the match handicap at -1, meaning if Pep’s team win by two goals or more this selection will be a winner. Arsenal had to travel to Rome on Thursday to play their game with Benfica that couldn’t be played in Portugal due to Covid-19 restrictions. I don’t think this trip will help their preparation to a side that has just set the record for the amount of consecutive wins in English football.

Looking back at Arsenal’s recent record at the Emirates against Sunday’s opposition, they have lost by two goals or more in all five of their most recent matches. Kevin De Bruyne should come back into the side on Sunday, a man who loves playing against the Gunners and has scored more goals against them than any other side in his career, which should only bolster the chances of City. 

Bukayo Saka & Bernardo Silva 1+ shot on target
9/2
Odds correct as of 2021-02-19 17:25 Odds subject to change.

The boys at Betfair have also given a little boost to both Bernardo Silva and Bukayo Saka to have one or shots on target in Sunday’s game which looks a fair price at 9/2. Bernardo Silva was on the scoresheet on Wednesday evening and registered three shots in total against Everton. A player who has seen more game-time lately, the Portuguese attacker has seen 65% of his shots on target in all competitions this season come since the 9th of January. Bernardo has landed a shot on target in four of his last six games and I’m surprised to see him priced at odds-against for one at the Emirates.

Bukayo Saka is another player who managed to register numerous shots on target in their midweek fixture with the 19-year-old hitting to against Benfica. A shining light at times for Arsenal this season, Saka is averaging 0.9 shots per game in the Premier League and has registered 10 shots on target in his last eight starts. Mikel Arteta’s team won’t get many big opportunities on Sunday but if they do I can see it falling to Bukayo Saka who often seems to create his own chances.

Premier League Betting
Kevin De Bruyne to score, Phil Foden 2+ shots on target, David Luiz to be carded
45/1
Odds correct as of 2021-02-19 17:30 Odds subject to change.

My longshot for Sunday pays 45/1 with Paddy Power and consists of Kevin De Bruyne to score, Phil Foden to have two or more shots on target, with David Luiz to be carded.

As I mentioned above, Kevin De Bruyne loves playing against Arsenal and has in fact scored more against them than any other opponent in his career. That’s five times in total that the Belgian has netted against the North London club and with him being the most likely penalty taker on Sunday I’m starting off this Same Game Multi with last season’s player of the year to score.

Phil Foden has been a delight to watch at times this season and has already faced Arsenal twice this season, once in the league and once in the EFL Cup. Foden registered two shots on target in both of those games and has proven pedigree when playing against the ‘big-six’ sides over the last couple of seasons. The 20-year-old has been in good form in recent weeks and has registered five shots on target in his last three starts with 2+ landing in three of his last six.

David Luiz has given away more penalties and been given more red cards than any other player in the league since August 2019. The central defender has been given four yellows and one red card against Manchester City in his career. The former Chelsea man has picked up three cards in all competitions this season but I’m leaning towards him picking up his fourth against a team he has often struggled against in the past. 

That’s 6/4, 9/2 and 45/1 picks altogether, best of luck to anyone following on Sunday. Manchester City have been a joy to watch in the last couple of months so let’s hope for an entertaining game this weekend. Please always gamble responsibly.

Free Betting Offers
Advert Disclaimer
Bettingodds.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Bettingodds.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Money Back As CASH Up To £20 (APP Only)
#AD New customers only. Deposit £20 using card or Trustly. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+ begambleaware.org.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets + 100 Free Spins
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus 100 Free Spins, no wagering. Free Bets and Spins expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply, see below. Please gamble responsibly.
Bet £10 On Football & Get £40 In Free Bets + £10 Bonus
#AD £/€10 deposit using promo code "10FREE" - Minimum stake £/€10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days - Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & full T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £30 + 30 Free Spins
#AD New UK & NI customers only. Promo code SPORTS60. Deposit and place first sports bet of £10+ in one transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0)+, settled within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Max 30 Free Spins on Blue Wizard at £0.10 per spin. 7-day expiry. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Get Up To £100 In Free Bets
#AD New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD. New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply

Bet £10 On Football & Get £50 In Free Bets

#Ad. 18+ Playsafe. Place a pre-match £10 bet on any Football market between 2nd December and 24th December, at min. odds 1/2 (1.5) — get a total of £50 in free bets, £30 on bet settlement and an additional £20 the following day. Your qualifying bet must settle by Friday 23:59, 24th December. Only deposits via Cards will qualify (Apple Pay deposit excluded). T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org

Bet £10 Get £30 + 30 Free Spins

BLACK FRIDAY OFFER #AD New UK & NI customers only. Promo code SPORTS60. Deposit and place first sports bet of £10+ in one transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0)+, settled within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Max 30 Free Spins on Blue Wizard at £0.10 per spin. 7-day expiry. Full T&Cs apply.

£40 Money Back Acca

#Ad. 18+ Playsafe. New customers only. Opt in, place your first bet on a football 4-fold or higher within 7 days of registration. League restrictions apply. We’ll refund in cash if your 1st bet loses. Valid from 09:00BST 17.09.21. Card payments only. T&Cs apply, 18+ begambleaware.org