Manchester City vs Arsenal prediction 31.03.2024

Manchester City

Manchester City

0 : 0

Arsenal

Arsenal

1

1.95

X

3.94

2

4.01

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  • Competition: Premier League
  • Date: Sunday, 31st March 2024
  • Kickoff: 16:30 UK / 17:30 CEST
  • Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)

On Sunday afternoon, we will have the opportunity to watch a super-interesting game between two title-chasers, Manchester City and Arsenal, at Etihad Stadium in Manchester. 

Manchester City won five of the six last Premier League titles, but many football experts said they are not as good this year, especially after they lost Kevin De Bruyne at the very start of the season. Still, the Citizens are once again a title contender, and they are only getting better as we approach the final part of the season. Currently, Manchester City are 3rd, with only one-point deficit over Arsenal and Liverpool. So, even though there are ten rounds left, this match could be crucial for both teams.

Arsenal blew the opportunity to win the title last year when they had a comfortable lead over the rest of the league before entering the season's final part. However, they blew that opportunity and once again let the Citizens lift the trophy. At this moment, the Gunners are holding a top spot due to an excellent eight-game winning streak. Still, with a potential loss to the Citizens, the Gunners could find themselves in big problems. An additional problem for the Gunners is a really challenging remaining schedule. In our opinion, Arsenal have by far the most brutal schedule of the three teams battling for the title (Arsenal, Liverpool, and Machester City). 

Manchester City vs Arsenal pick: Manchester City to win

Manchester City are on an excellent run since mid-December. They haven't lost in 22 games in all competitions while having an incredible 86% win rate. Additionally, the Citizens haven't lost a single game at home for the entire season! 

Arsenal are in excellent form as well. The Gunners have won nine of the previous ten games in all competitions. Even though the Gunners are tied with Manchester City for the best road team in the Premier League, they had their problems away from home in the Champions League and Cup competitions. 

These teams met twice this season (once in the Community Shield and once in the league), with Arsenal winning both of them. Still, at Etihad Stadium, the Citizens have dominated the Gunners for years, winning eight in a row! 

When it mattered the most, Manchester City rose to the occasion, while we cannot say the same for Arsenal. In the deciding games, especially at Etihad Stadium, we trust the Citizens much more and expect a win over the Gunners. 

Manchester City vs Arsenal Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Arsenal

    1 : 0

    Manchester City

    Premier League

  2. Arsenal

    1 : 1

    Manchester City

    Community Shield

  3. Manchester City

    4 : 1

    Arsenal

    Premier League

  4. Arsenal

    1 : 3

    Manchester City

    Premier League

  5. Manchester City

    1 : 0

    Arsenal

    FA Cup

Manchester City

Manchester City team news

The first goalkeeper, Ederson, suffered a thigh injury against Liverpool and missed the FA Cup game vs Newcastle. He will most likely remain sidelined, while Kevin De Bruyne, who also missed the FA Cup game due to injury, should be ready for the Arsenal game.

According to English media, Kyle Walker is questionable due to thigh tightness, while John Stones suffered a foot injury while playing for his national team (England) and will most likely miss the upcoming game.

Last matches of Manchester City

  1. Manchester City

    2 : 0

    Newcastle United

    FA Cup

  2. Liverpool

    1 : 1

    Manchester City

    Premier League

  3. Manchester City

    3 : 1

    FC Copenhagen

    Champions League

  4. Manchester City

    3 : 1

    Manchester United

    Premier League

  5. Luton Town F.C.

    2 : 6

    Manchester City

    FA Cup

Manchester City lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 18

    Stefan Ortega

Defenders

  • 82

    Rico Lewis

  • 25

    Manuel Akanji

  • 3

    Ruben Dias

  • 24

    Josko Gvardiol

Midfielders

  • 20

    Bernardo Silva

  • 16

    Rodri

  • 8

    Mateo Kovacic

  • 17

    Kevin De Bryne

Forwards

  • 47

    Phil Foden

  • 9

    Erling Haaland

  • 19

    Julian Alvarez

Arsenal

Arsenal team news

Coach Mikel Arteta could have significant problems with injuries as well. Bukayo Saka was forced to leave the English national team after he arrived at the camp with a hamstring injury. He is questionable for the upcoming game. Also, Gabriel Magalhaes left the Brazil squad as a precaution due to Achilles tendon pain and is questionable as well.

Gabriel Martinelli missed the last two games due to an ankle injury and will most likely miss the match. At the same time, Jurrien Timber will remain sidelined with a knee injury and will not return to the field until late April.

Last matches of Arsenal

  1. Arsenal

    4 : 2

    Porto

    Champions League

  2. Arsenal

    2 : 1

    Brentford

    Premier League

  3. Sheffield United

    0 : 6

    Arsenal

    Premier League

  4. Arsenal

    4 : 1

    Newcastle United

    Premier League

  5. Porto

    1 : 0

    Arsenal

    Champions League

Arsenal lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 22

    David Raya

Defenders

  • 4

    Ben White

  • 2

    William Saliba

  • 15

    Jakub Kiwior

  • 35

    Oleksandr Zinchenko

Midfielders

  • 8

    Martin Odegaard

  • 20

    Jorginho

  • 41

    Declan Rice

Forwards

  • 29

    Kai Havertz

  • 9

    Gabriel Jesus

  • 19

    Leandro Trossar

3 Reasons why Manchester City should win

  1. Manchester City won eight h2h games at Etihad Stadium
  2. Manchester City are undefeated at home in all competitions
  3. Arsenal won one point in two road games against other top-four teams (Liverpool and Aston Villa)

Main prediction Manchester City - Arsenal

Manchester City to win

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55% winrate

wins

2 wins in a row

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Manchester City vs Arsenal - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Arena Sport channel.

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How much is the average xG for Manchester City this season?

The average xG for Manchester City in the Premier League this season is 2.17.

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How much is the average xG for Arsenal this season?

The average xG for Arsenal in the Premier League this season is 1.91.