The countdown to the new Premier League season has started. The highlight of the opening weekend fixtures is perhaps the Gunners hosting Man City. The big hit is of course Arsenal’s new boss Unai Emery replacing the legendary Wenger. Emery will be keen to make an instant impression on Arsenal fans in the opener, though that will be a tough task against the Champions. Best online betting sites in the United Kingdom expect the clash to be down to the wire, due to the summer changes. We look at pre season friendlies, new signings and formations to give you the best Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips.
Arsenal vs Man City Starting Line Up
Predicting the starting lineup for the teams is not an easy task. Guardiola’s pocket is full of top talents, especially since he did not give up any of the big names this summer, instead he signed in the new striker Riyad Mahrez. On the other side, Arsenal are under new leadership of the Spaniard Unai Emery for the first time in 22 years. They already added in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the attacking force last season, and they have the new keeper Brend Leno who is expected to breath down the neck of Petr Cech, striking a competition on the defense.
According to online sportsbook news in the United Kingdom, the Gunners might enter the pitch with the attacking pair Aubameyang and Lacazette, as they are getting along on and off the pitch lately. On the other hand Man City might slow down their pace in the first few games, because many players are coming back late from Russia 2018, therefore the Blues will probably ease their usual high-pressing tactics.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Betting Tips
No doubt that Unai Emery seems to be happy with his squad ahead of the new season. The players are also showing more winning feelings after leaving behind their very disappointing performance in last season. Arsenal have put small marker by edging out Chelsea on penalties in the International Champions Cup in Dublin, boosting their confidence to pose greater threat when hosting Manchester City.
At Coral Sportsbook the odds are 21/10 for a victory to the home side Arsenal. They are 13/5 for a draw, and 23/20 for a win to Manchester City. Although Guardiola’s men won three times against Arsenal in the last season and scored (3-1) at the Emirates Stadium, this season many expect Manchester City to remain solid but not to kick off the season with a record-breaking campaign. Perhaps Manchester City’s scoreline will slightly drop, giving a good chance for Emery to start with an encouraging draw.