31/03 Football Predictions: Manchester City hosts Arsenal in a top-of-the-table Premier League blockbuster

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Football Prediction

Manchester City will be hosting Arsenal on Sunday at the Etihad as they hope to dent the Gunners title charge and defend their title.

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Manchester City won five of the six last Premier League titles, but many football experts said they are not as good this year, especially after they lost Kevin De Bruyne at the very start of the season. Still, the Citizens are once again a title contender, and they are only getting better as we approach the final part of the season. Currently, Manchester City are 3rd, with only a one-point deficit over Arsenal and Liverpool. So, even though there are ten rounds left, this match could be crucial for both teams.

Arsenal blew the opportunity to win the title last year when they had a comfortable lead over the rest of the league before entering the season’s final part. However, they blew that opportunity and once again let the Citizens lift the trophy. At this moment, the Gunners are holding a top spot due to an excellent eight-game winning streak.

H2H / Stats 

City’s eight-game winning streak in this fixture has abruptly ended this season, with Arsenal triumphant in their Community Shield meeting via penalties before Gabriel Martinelli’s late winner in the league.

Man City wins: 65

Arsenal wins: 100

Draws: 45

Team News 

City enters the game with a lot of injury worries. Ederson suffered a thigh injury against Liverpool and missed the FA Cup game vs Newcastle. He will most likely remain sidelined, while Kevin De Bruyne, who also missed the FA Cup game due to injury, should be ready for the Arsenal game. According to English media, Kyle Walker is questionable due to thigh tightness, while John Stones suffered a foot injury while playing for his national team (England) and will most likely miss the upcoming game.

Arsenal are waiting to discover if Gabriel Martinelli will be fit after he sat out a handful of recent games, amid new worries over Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Magalhaes after they withdrew from international duty. Oleksandr Zinchenko, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jakub Kiwior are all competing for the left-back berth and Mikel Arteta will have to decide whether to start Jorginho, Thomas Partey or Leandro Trossard in central midfield with Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard if Martinelli is fit.

Probable Line-Up

Man City XI: Ortega (GK), Lewis, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Silva, Rodri, Kovacic, De Bryne, Foden, Haaland, Alvarez

Arsenal XI: Raya (GK), White, Saliba, Kiwior, Zinchenko, Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice, Havertz, Jesus, Trossard

Verdict 

Man City’s injury worries put them in a disadvantaged position but the Pep Guardiola men still have a squad capable of competing. Arsenal are the favourites heading into the clash but this is a tie that has always produced goals.

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