Manchester City vs Arsenal prediction 27/01/2023

Manchester City

Manchester City

1 : 0

Arsenal

Arsenal

The match has ended, you can view football predictions for today and football predictions for tomorrow.

  • Date: 27/01/2023 
  • Competition: FA Cup
  • KO: 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)

A mouth-watering FA Cup tie takes place at the Etihad Stadium on Friday evening as Premier League leaders Arsenal take on defending English champions Man City.

Fresh from scoring a huge 3:2 win against Man Utd last weekend, the Gunners head north with plenty of confidence to take on a Man City that have won both of their last two home matches following disappointing losses at Southampton and the Red Devils. 

Man City vs Arsenal Betting Tips: BTTS and over 2.5 goals / Over 3.5 goals

A likely entertaining and high-octane occasion has to be on the cards for this fixture between two of the most attractive sides in all of Europe.

Both sides have been free-scoring this season, with City averaging 2.65 goals per game in the Premier League while Arsenal have bagged an average of 2.36. The Etihad is very much the place to go for goals this season, with a whopping 76 scored in just 18 matches since the start of the season. That´s an average of over 4 per game. 

Historically this fixture has been very much dominated by the Citizens in recent years. Winning 12 and losing just 1 of their last 13 meetings since 2017, Pep Guardiola´s side have rarely struggled to take care of the Gunners. Yet, this is, of course, a vastly improved Arsenal side that has won eight of their last 10 away PL games. Most recently, the Londoners have won six of their last seven matches while scoring two goals or more in all six victories. 

Arteta´s hugely improved side suffered a painful 5:0 reverse when these sides last met in Manchester nearly 18 months ago. However, as we have seen this season, Arsenal have evolved significantly and will surely fancy their chances of finally ending their barren run at this venue. The Gunners have lost each of their last six at the Etihad since a 2:2 draw, back in 2016.

Ultimately, we expect fireworks on Friday with goals at both ends as near to a betting cert as you are likely to find this weekend, assuming both managers' name something close to their strongest starting XIs. 

With that in mind, we´ll take the BTTS and over 2.5 goals selection for what seems certain to be a memorable night in Manchester. We also like the chances of Arsenal scoring at least two goals, a feat they have achieved in each of their last four away matches.

Manchester City vs Arsenal Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Manchester City

    1 : 0

    Arsenal

    FA Cup

  2. Arsenal

    1 : 2

    Manchester City

    Premier League

  3. Manchester City

    5 : 0

    Arsenal

    Premier League

  4. Arsenal

    0 : 1

    Manchester City

    Premier League

  5. Arsenal

    1 : 4

    Manchester City

    Carabao Cup

Manchester City

Man City Team News

Pep Guardiola has a fully fit squad to choose from, but as ever, it remains difficult to second-guess what starting XI the Catalan boss will opt for. 

Last matches of Manchester City

  1. Manchester City

    1 : 0

    Arsenal

    FA Cup

  2. Manchester City

    3 : 0

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Premier League

  3. Manchester City

    4 : 2

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Premier League

  4. Manchester United

    2 : 1

    Manchester City

    Premier League

  5. Southampton

    2 : 0

    Manchester City

    Carabao Cup

Manchester City lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 18

    Stefan Ortega

Defenders

  • 5

    John Stones

  • 25

    Manuel Akanji

  • 6

    Nathan Aké

Midfielders

  • 82

    Rico Lewis

  • 16

    Rodri

  • 17

    Kevin De Bruyne

  • 8

    İlkay Gündoğan

Forwards

  • 26

    Riyad Mahrez

  • 10

    Jack Grealish

  • 9

    Erling Haaland

Arsenal

Arsenal Team News

Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus remains a long-term absentee however, Mikel Arteta has no fresh injury concerns. 

Back-up squad players Reiss Nelson,  Mohamed Elneny and Cedric Soares are expected to also remain on the sidelines. New signing Leandro Trossard could make his first start should Arteta opt to rest Gabriel Martinelli.

Last matches of Arsenal

  1. Manchester City

    1 : 0

    Arsenal

    FA Cup

  2. Arsenal

    3 : 2

    Manchester United

    Premier League

  3. Tottenham Hotspur

    0 : 2

    Arsenal

    Premier League

  4. Oxford United

    0 : 3

    Arsenal

    FA Cup

  5. Arsenal

    0 : 0

    Newcastle United

    Premier League

Arsenal lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 30

    Matt Turner

Defenders

  • 18

    Takehiro Tomiyasu

  • 16

    Rob Holding

  • 6

    Gabriel Magalhães

  • 3

    Kieran Tierney

Midfielders

  • 21

    Fábio Vieira

  • 5

    Thomas Partey

  • 34

    Granit Xhaka

Forwards

  • 7

    Bukayo Saka

  • 14

    Edward Nketiah

  • 19

    Leandro Trossard

Key Facts Man City vs Arsenal

  1. Arsenal have won nine and lost just one of their last 11 away matches (all comps)
  2. Arsenal have averaged 2.36 goals per game in the PL this season
  3. Man City have averaged 2.65 goals per game in the PL this season
  4. Man City have won 12 of their last 13 games against Arsenal
  5. Arsenal conceded 3 goals or more in 4 of their last 5 away matches against Man City
  6. Man City have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 6 home PL games

Main prediction Manchester City - Arsenal

Over 3.5 goals

Updated

clock
winrate

58% winrate

wins

6 wins in a row

Originally from Scotland, Ryan is an experienced betting expert and content producer based out of Barcelona, Spain.

Best Odds:

888sport

3

Bet here

Do you agree with Ryan Allan ?

Ryan Allan

Ryan Allan

user bg circle blue

51 votes

Yes 69%

user bg circle blue

51 votes

No 31%

Man City vs Arsenal - FAQ

? Manchester City Player to Watch
Erling Haaland - The Norwegian re-discovered his goal-scoring touch with a hat-trick against Wolves last weekend.
? Arsenal Player to Watch
Eddie Nketiah - The English forward scored twice in Arsenal´s enthralling 3:2 win against Man Utd last Sunday.
? Where to Watch?
This FA Cup match can be viewed live on ITV, ESPN, beIN Sports and other major networks across the globe.