Defending champions Manchester City will take on Arsenal in the third matchday of the English Premier League. City was able to bounce back from their opening loss as they won their latest matchup, while Arsenal aim to grab their first win as they remain winless from their pre-season games to the opening games of the new season. Follow us for more football predict and best football bets this weekend.
Manchester City vs. Arsenal
Etihad Stadium, Manchester
August 28, 2021, Saturday 7:30 PM (GMT+8)
The reigning champions and the home team for this game Manchester City finally won their first match, thrashing Norwich City 5-0 at home to end their back-to-back loss to Leicester City in the Community Shield trophy and Tottenham Hotspur in their opening game, with 1-0 scoreline in both matches. They will head to this match with 4 losses in their last 10 games across all competitions, winning the other 6.
Meanwhile, Arsenal remain winless in six games since their last Premier League win against Brighton 2-0 in May. They were defeated in four consecutive games, including their first opening matches against newcomer Brentford and Chelsea, with 2-0 scoreline in both games. Playing on the road, they have not won any away games four consecutive times, losing 3 and drawing 1.
Despite the disappointing start of the season, City remains the favorite to win the league and defend their title, while Arsenal will go a long way to redeem their glory. Arsenal finished eighth of the table last season, with over 20 points behind City on top of the table. In the past two years, City have won six of their last 7 matches against Arsenal, who won only once.
Manchester City 1.25 – Draw 5.70 – Arsenal 12.00
FT.HDP – Manchester City 1.5-2
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