Manchester City vs Arsenal Odds – Sunday 8th May 2016 – 16:00 – Sky Sports 1
City are 6/4 with the draw available at odds of 5/2 and Arsenal are 17/10
Betting tips and match preview | Barclays Premier League
Manchester City come into this match looking to recover from their disappointing result midweek against Real Madrid, the manner of the defeat is the main worry for City, given their embarrassment of riches the failure to score in 180 minutes should alarm them.
The Blues come into this fixture on the back of a 4-2 hammering against Southampton last weekend in a match that saw Manuel Pellegrini’s men ruthlessly exposed. Couple that with the midweek failure in Madrid they have a few problems going into this crucial race for fourth place.
City’s form in the Premier League this season has been poor, they have backed it up with an excellent run in the Champions League and of course the League Cup triumph but in a season where United, Arsenal and Chelsea have been average the Premier League should have been there for the taking.
City and Pellegrini have plenty to play for in their last two fixtures with Champions League qualification at stake, it would be an embarrassing scenario for City and their hierarchy to allow Guardiola to manage a side that is in the Europa League.
They face a huge challenge against an Arsenal side that are also feeling the heat following another poor and trophyless season and a finish outside the top four is unthinkable for them.
City’s final fixtures are against Arsenal and Swansea and they will need the maximum points to guarantee Champions League football next season. They are also looking for their 20th win in 37 matches this season and their 13th win at home.
Arsenal Need Top Four
Arsene Wenger’s men come into this match in good form in the Premier League and they come into this fixture having won a tight match 1-0 against relegation threatened Norwich.
This has been another season to forget for Arsenal fans having seen their season collapse again with defeats in the Champions League and FA Cup and having seen Leicester and Tottenham move further away from them.
They have a good record in their last six matches and crucially remain unbeaten with two fixtures remaining. With Manchester United seven points behind them in the race for fourth it is imperative for the Gunners to pick up the maximum points from their last two fixtures to secure their place in the top four and in the Champions League for the 22nd successive season.
Arsene Wenger has seen his own future questioned this season with the Frenchman clearly stating his intention to continue beyond this season, despite the real lack of progress under the manager this year.
Their remaining fixtures see them face Manchester City and Aston Villa with the Gunners confident of securing two wins. This fixture against Manchester City is crucial to their chances of retaining a top four place and if they manage to secure the win they will definitely finish in the top four.
Arsenal will be looking for their 20th win in 37 games this season and are looking to secure their 9th away win of the campaign.
Sunderland head into this fixture with a record of one win, one loss and four draws in their last six matches. Chelsea have a record of two wins, two draws and two defeats in their last six matches.
Both teams are 8/15 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Manchester City are Sergio Aguero at 7/2 with Kelechi Iheanacho at 11/2. For Arsenal Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud are at 6/1 with Alexis Sanchez at 7/1.
The last time that these two sides met at the Etihad in the Barclays Premier League Arsenal won 2-0 and the odds of the same result are 14/1.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Betting Tips
Tip 1 – Sanchez to score first @ 7/1
Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 11/1
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