Pep's Man City side take on the Gunners at the Etihad, and I've got a decent value odds on shot in my Many City V Arsenal tips (17/10/20).
- Etihad Stadium
- Kick Off 5.30pm
- Live on Sky Sports
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Pep's Man City team are two matches without a win. They will be looking to get back to winning ways at the Etihad Stadium against an Arsenal side who are looking to build on a decent start to the season.
Man City V Arsenal Tips – 17/10/20
It's not been a great start to the Premier League campaign for Pep's men.
Having started the Premier League a week behind their title rivals, City have only played the 3 times this season. In those three matches, they have won one, drew one, and lost one.
Their opening win away at Wolves seems a distance away. Since then, they've been embarrassed at home by Leicester, and held to a draw away at newly promoted Leeds.
4 points from 3 matches, isn't the start City would have been looking for!
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Man City V Arsenal Odds
Decent start to the season for Arsenal - but no more than that
Arsenal have had a decent start to the season. Three wins from their four matches has them on 9 points, with their only defeat coming away to Liverpool at Anfield.
The Gunners sit in 4th place in the Premier League on 9 points. They have wins over Fulham (3-0), West Ham (2-1), and Sheffield United (2-1), to their name this season.
In truth though, it could be argued that the wins over West Ham and Sheffield United were scratchy. But the flip side to that argument is that the Gunners may have drawn those two matches last season.
In short, Arsenal do look better under Arteta, but they are still to totally convince.
Last season's match at the Etihad was a case in point. The exact same rules applied - in that they were looking better under Arteta, and they turned up in Manchester and completely embarrassed themselves.
Man City V Arsenal Prediction
I'm not convinced by either of these two teams this season if I'm totally honest. So I'm going to work on the basis that City are at home, and Arsenal haven't had a great record at the Etihad.
The last three fixtures between these two teams at the Etihad has seen City win 3-0, 3-1, and 3-1. So therefore I'm looking at City on the Handicap today for a bit of value.
City have to start winning games soon, otherwise the title will be gone before the end of the year.
Arsenal haven't convinced, and I really can't see anything other than a home win today.