Getting themselves back on winning ways last midweek by defeating Watford, another big test awaits for Manchester City this upcoming Sunday, December 18 as they battle Arsenal at Etihad Stadium.
This big match is certainly a potential treat for football lovers and also excellent choice for bet lovers who are keen on playing this weekend.
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Anyhow, getting back into the Sunday big match, acting as home team, Man City will be pushing hard in getting maximum points from that encounter.
Pep Guardiola surely won’t be keen on seeing his team suffering another defeat against one of their title rival at Etihad stadium, just like what happened against Chelsea not long ago.
Nevertheless, City should be expecting a tough battle, especially since they won’t be able to play several important players such as Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Ilkay Gundogan.
Those absentees are certainly not easy to replace, but Guardiola with his experience will try to find the best solution to keep them competitive against The Gunners.
The strong home crowd support will also be expected by Man City as that can give an extra spirit for the players to give their best performance.
A positive note for Guardiola’s men is that their opponent are also not at their best situation after their midweek defeat to Everton, which ended Gunners’ recent unbeaten run.
The Spanish tactician certainly hope that his team can take advantage over the momentum switch and grab all three points on Sunday.
Meanwhile, following their disappointing 2-1 defeat over Everton, Wenger’s side will be looking for a quick redemption by overcoming City.
However, beating Guardiola’s boys at Etihad won’t be an easy job for Arsenal, especially since they haven’t been getting all positive results against the big sides so far this season.
That struggle in beating the top sides can easily affected the confidence of Gunners players ahead of their battle against City.
Still, there’s an advantage for Arsenal that they must try to maximize, which is the absence of several key players for the home side.
Wenger will once again expect that his star players such as, Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and also goalie, Peter Cech, to put on their best display this weekend.
The performance of those three names could be crucial for Gunners if they are expecting to pick up maximum result on their travel.
As for the odds, bookies are notably favoring a Man City win with the probabilities for it being set up at 2.05, which is pretty high for a big match.
Nevertheless, Arsenal’s shot in winning are not that low either as it’s being placed at 3.40, a slightly bigger compared to a potential draw outcome at 3.70.