Arsenal vs Manchester City 12/15/2019 Odds, Preview and Spread
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Arsenal vs Manchester City 12/15/2019 – Defending champions Manchester City will visit Arsenal on Sunday, December 15, at 11:30 AM ET at the Emirates Stadium. City is hoping to catch up with league leaders Liverpool while the tenth-running Gunners are looking to clinch a victory in more than two months. The fixture can be viewed live on television at NBCSN and streamed live at SofaScore. Since losing to Arsenal in December 2015, Manchester City has gone 5-2-0 (win-draw-loss) and was able to shut down the Gunners in the last three games, allowing only a goal during that stretch. Best sports book online pick the Pep Guardiola-managed City to emerge victorious over Arsenal and resume their dominance against the Freddie Ljungberg-managed Gunners.
Arsenal vs Manchester City 12/15/2019
Arsenal (4-7-4 win-draw-loss, 19 points) are on a seven-game English Premier League tailspin, since winning over Bournemouth, 1-0, on October 6. The Gunners have four draws and three losses during that span and may have forced another draw against Brighton and Hove if not for the goal by Neil Maupay in the 80th minute. It was also the second game for caretaker coach Ljungberg, who replaced Unai Emery as chief tactician. Arsenal has not won against Manchester City in four Premier League games and only scored two goals against the Sky Blues. Their defense against Manchester City was not too impressive either as they allowed 11 goals in that span.
Players to Watch: P. Aubameyang (10 goals); A. Lacazette (5 G, 1 assist); D. Luiz (2 G); N. Pepe (1 G, 2 A); S. Papastathopoulos (1 G).
Defending champions Manchester City (10-2-4 win-draw-loss, 32 points) have gone from last season’s back-to-back champions to chasing Leicester City in second place in the 2019-20 Premier League table. Pep Guardiola’s men lost to Manchester United, 1-2, in the Manchester derby and will have to duplicate the same effort against Arsenal to take home the victory and keep the pressure on the Foxes. Manchester City look to take home their fifth straight win against Arsenal, which last won against City on December 15, 2015. The Sky Blues are 1-1-1 in their last three away games and despite averaging 2.3 away goals in that span, they have allowed two goals in three outings. Facing an offense-minded Arsenal, Manchester City’s defense will need to adjust their defense to gain a better chance of winning.
Players to watch: S. Aguero (9 goals, 2 assists); R. Sterling (8 G, 1 A); B. Silva (5 G, 4 A); G. Jesus (5 G, 1 A); K de Bruyne (4 G, 9 A).
Arsenal vs Manchester City Betting Numbers
Summary: Best betting websites favor Manchester City to emerge victorious over Arsenal in a thrilling goal-scoring matchup. The Gunners need to defend better and surprise the Sky Blues’ defense with team play to win and end their misery.
Score Prediction: Manchester City will win over Arsenal, 2-1.