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Manchester City v Arsenal – Stats and Preview 28-8-21 Pep out to further Arteta woes

Match: Manchester City v Arsenal

Competition: Premier League

Date: 28/8/21

Kick-off time: 12.30pm

Channel: BT Sport

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 4 matches – Premier League only

21/02/21 Arsenal 0 – 1 Manchester City

17/10/20 Manchester City 1 – 0 Arsenal

17/06/20 Manchester City 3 – 0 Arsenal

15/12/19 Arsenal 0 – 3 Manchester City

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 50%
Over 2.5 goals 50%
Over 3.5 goals 25%
BTTS - Yes 0%

Manchester City team goals

Over 0.5 goals 50%
Over 1.5 goals 50%
Over 2.5 goals 50%

Arsenal team goals

Over 0.5 goals 0%
Over 1.5 goals 0%
Over 2.5 goals 0%

Corner betting stats

Manchester City corner stats

Average corners for: 11.00

Average corners against: 3.00

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 50%
Over 10.5 corners 50%
Over 11.5 corners 50%

Arsenal corner stats

Average corners for: 5.00

Average corners against: 2.00

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 50%
Over 10.5 corners 50%
Over 11.5 corners 50%

Card betting stats

Manchester City Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.00

Yellows against: 2.00

Top cards:

J Grealish – 1

I Gundogan – 1

Arsenal Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.00

Yellows against: 1.00

Top cards:

R Holding – 1

P Mari – 1

A S Lokonga – 1

Injuries

Manchester City injuries & suspensions

Out: L Delap and P Foden

Doubtful: K De Bruyne

Suspended: None

Arsenal injuries & suspensions

Out: B White, T Partey and E Nketiah

Doubtful: A Laccazette, Willian, Gabriel, G Martinelli, H Bellerin and K Tierney

Suspended: None

Manchester City v Arsenal Match Predictions & Trends

Pressure mounts on Arteta as he faces his old mentor Pep

Not much is going right at the moment for Mikel Arteta. Between injuries, COVID-19, and unsettled stars the results are as bad as the fan’s faces at present. The Spaniard faces his former colleague in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off as Arsenal travel to Manchester to take on Manchester City.

Arsenal have failed to score a goal this season having been embarrassed 2-0 at Brentford on the opening day and then getting thumped 3-0 at the hands of Romelu Lukaku-inspired Chelsea last weekend. Club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng has returned to full training and how they need his presence in front of goal. The Gunners will hope that fellow striker, Alexandre Lacazzette passes a fitness test as he too builds his strength back up after illness.

City had no such problem in finding the scoring touch last weekend as they bounced back from the opening day defeat to Spurs by dismantling Premier League newbies Norwich City 5-0 at the Etihad. Guardiola will be hoping to inflict more damage to both Arsenal and Arteta as the champions find their stride in the season’s infancy.

Match Prediction

Match result: Manchester City win

Correct score: Manchester City 3 v 0 Arsenal

Corner prediction: 10-12 match corners

Card prediction: 1-2 cards

Key trends

Man City have won 7 of their last 10 games against Arsenal by two or more goals

At least 2 goals were scored in 7 out of the last 10 games if Man City won vs. Arsenal

At least one first-half goal has been scored in each of Arsenal’s last 11 away games in a row

Referee data

Ref: M Atkinson

Average yellow cards: 2.50

Average red cards: 0.00

Average booking points: 25.00