Match: Arsenal vs Manchester City
League: English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London)
Arsenal vs Manchester City: The long-awaited Manchester derby ended in a loss by the current City champion, and his dream of the hattrick league titles continues day by day.
Right now, they are 14 points behind Liverpool’s leaders and, frankly, City can’t afford to miss another point. The fact that they face gunners in difficulty could encourage citizens in this regard.
Arsenal was fed up with his long career without a victory, and achieved victory on the last day of the game. They were on the road against West Ham and were about to lose 1-0. However, in just nine minutes late in the second period, they reversed the score to 1-3 to take home three vital points.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s men suffered a blunt defeat against their Manchester United rivals in the week of the previous game, which severely compromised their chances of defending their title. Two goals at the beginning of the first period took City out of the game, and even if they managed to beat one later, the Red Devils managed to keep their lead until the final whistle.
This Sunday, however, the Manchester Blues have the advantage. Your mission will be not to leave your title without a fight, and you will concentrate to give your full strength on the ground. Regardless of the recent fall in form, Pep Guardiola’s men remain taller in terms of talent than the Gunners.
On top of that, despite the victory over West Ham, Arsenal’s problems remain unresolved. They only have one victory to show in their last ten days of play, and now it is certainly not the time to face one of the best teams in Europe.
In addition, City is on a winning streak of five games against this opponent, and they have won in the last three games at h2h. In addition, the City has scored two or more goals in five of the previous six games on this site, and has scored three or more goals in four of the last five games.
With these observations in mind, count on Manchester City to ensure victory if necessary, and do not invite more pressure on themselves.
However, the Arsenal home advantage and their desire to put their campaign on the right track will play a role in this match. Keep in mind that the Gunners are on a 20-game run at home, while City has not kept a clean sheet in its last nine jogging games.
Finally, both teams are looking for a desperate victory and, as we know, this is the perfect recipe for the BTTS bet to be satisfied.