Manchester City’s season thus far has, essentially, been a string of imperious performances. Whether putting 7 past Stoke or romping past a highly impressive Napoli side as they did in midweek, they’ve looked almost unstoppable. The next team to try their luck? Arsenal.
The Gunners come into the match on a decent run of form, although their midweek stalemate against Red Star Belgrade was underwhelming to say the least. A big improvement in performance levels will be required if they’re to claim a positive result, but can they do it?
Our Pro Betting Guide (above) suggests that’s unlikely, with City simply out powering their opponents in all departments of the pitch on current form.
In attack, City’s average of 2.9 goals per game is simply outstanding. They may be averaging fewer shots on goal per game than Arsenal (14 v 15) but with a conversion rate as high at 22% that makes very little difference.
Question marks have been raised about Pep Guardiola’s defense in the past, but his side is also performing admirably at the back. They have 5 clean sheets in their last 10 outings, and have conceded first in just 1 of those games. Opponents on average only have 6 shots on their goal per game, meaning new signing Ederson plenty of space to settle in.
Overall, it’s difficult to see anything other than another Manchester City victory, and with stunning odds of 20/1 available on the home win to new Betfair customers there really is only one bet to place here.