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Manchester City vs Arsenal Prediction: Premier League Match on 31.03.2024

Manchester City vs Arsenal Prediction: Premier League Match on 31.03.2024

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Date and Time: Sunday, March 31, 15:30 GMT

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Team Overview

Manchester City Looking to Return to Winning Ways After They Dropped Points At Anfield Last Time Out

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Manchester City have won three times and drawn twice in their last five outings in the Premier League.

Last time out, before the international break, Man City were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield against another of their title rivals, Liverpool.

They will look to bounce back to winning ways when they host Arsenal on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium.

Recent FormDWWWD
Key Players to WatchKevin DeBruyne and Erling Haaland
Team StrengthsControlling possession and the tempo of the match
Team WeaknessesVulnerable in transition attacks

Arsenal Looking to Retain their Top-of-the-Table Position with a Win at their Direct Title Rivals on Sunday

Arsenal have won their last five matches in the Premier League on their way to the top of the table.

Mikel Arteta’s men have been devastating in attack and mean in defense. They will look to extend this run of form when they travel to the home of the Champions, Etihad Stadium, on Sunday afternoon.

Recent FormWWWWW
Key Players to WatchDeclan Rice, Jorginho, and Havertz
Team StrengthsSolid and aggressive structure and attacking
Team WeaknessesVulnerable defensively when attacked in transition


Head-to-Head Statistics

In their last five meetings, Manchester City have won three times with Arsenal winning once, and another ending in a draw, highlighting City’s edge and Arsenal’s fight to close the gap.

Manchester CityDrawArsenal
30Yellow cards26
0Red cards3
Last Five Matches
Arsenal1-0Manchester City
Manchester City1-1Arsenal
Manchester City4-1Arsenal
Arsenal1-3Manchester City
Manchester City1-0Arsenal
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Player Focus

Manchester City’s combination of Kevin DeBruyne and Erling Haaland will pose a significant danger to the Arsenal rearguard. Haaland’s forceful running, clever positioning, and ruthless finishing will be crucial in this match, while DeBruyne’s playmaking from midfield and runs from deep will keep the Arsenal defense guessing. 

Arsenal’s midfield of Declan Rice and Jorginho will be tasked with stopping City’s dominance in the middle of the pack, matching them for energy, and creating the platform for Arsenal’s attacking moves. 

The Role of Kai Havertz as a pseudo 9 and 10 will give Arsenal flexibility.

Tactical Analysis

Pep Guardiola is renowned for his tactical variety, especially in big matches. Expert soccer predictions show that he will go for control in this match to give his side a measure of dominance in the match and slow down the pace of the match.

Mikel Arteta will want his side to be compact and solid when out of possession and expansive and expressive when they win the ball. Football predictions analysis show that the Gunners will look to be aggressive when they lose the ball, focusing on winning it back and disrupting the Manchester City rhythm.

Manchester City vs. Arsenal Expert Analysis

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City rarely lose at home. Football predictions have them as favorites to prevail in this match and leapfrog their title rivals on the table. Guardiola’s side will go for control in the middle of the pack, with numbers pressing, and counter-pressing when they lose the ball.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will look to be competitive in the middle of the pack. They will have an extra body in midfield in this match as football bet predictions expect them to more than match Manchester City for energy and quality.

Manchester City go into this match as slight favorites, and a win will be a pivotal psychological blow to their rivals. However, Arsenal are also on a good run of form, and they are the football pick to be more than competitive in this match.

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Betting Odds

Pre-match odds on 22bet offer free football predictions ahead of kickoff on Saturday. With odds of 1.885, the bookies are backing Manchester City as the favorites going into this match. However, Arsenal still have an impressive 3.86 odds for an away team at the Etihad. A draw is available at odds of 3.8.

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Manchester CityDrawArsenal


Manchester City have an impressive record against Arsenal at the Etihad, they will look to retain their good record by winning and bolstering their title chances, and at the same time denting the hopes of their direct rivals in this six-pointer.

Manchester City will emerge victorious and return to winning ways in the Premier League as the run-in hots up.


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