Bola.net – Defending champion Manchester City will host Arsenal in the 3rd week of the Premier League or Premier League 2021/22, Saturday (28/8/2021). Will The Citizens make The Gunners fell and slumped at the Etihad Stadium?
Arsenal went through their first two matches in the English top flight this season with defeats. Mikel Arteta’s troops were successively bent by promoted team Brentford and city rivals Chelsea with an identical score of 0-2. The two defeats left them stranded in 19th in the standings.
On the other hand, Manchester City were able to bounce back from a 0-1 defeat against Tottenham in the first week by eliminating promoted Norwich City 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium in the second week. Tim Krul’s suicide and goals from Aymeric Laporte, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez gave Josep Guardiola’s side their first three points.
Arsenal are less favorites in this match. However, Arsenal just got an injection of morale and confidence after thrashing West Brom 6-0 through hat-trick Pierre-Emerick Aubamyeang and goals from Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette in the second round of the Carabao Cup in midweek.
Even so, if you look at the performance, as well as the fact that they have always lost in their last eight meetings with Manchester City in the Premier League, it looks like Arsenal will still be the champion. underdog in the next game.
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Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola © AP Photo
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Laporte, Dias, Walker; Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Grealish, Sterling, Mahrez.
Coach: Josep Guardiola.
Squad info: Foden (injured), De Bruyne (injured), Mendy (question mark).
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tierney, Holding, Chambers, Soares; Xhaka, Lokonga; Rowe, Odegaard, Saka; Aubameyang.
Coach: Mikel Arteta.
Squad info: Partey (injured), Nketiah (injured), Gabriel Magalhaes (injured), Bellerin (injured), White (very doubtful), Tierney (doubtful), Saka (doubtful), Willian (question mark), Runarsson (question mark) ).
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Head-to-Head and Performance
Arsenal lost their first two Premier League games 2021/22 © AP Photo
Head-to-Head di Premier League
- Meeting: 48
- Manchester City win: 15
- Manchester City goals: 57
- Draw: 10
- Arsenal win: 23
- Goal Arsenal: 70.
Last 5 Meetings
- 21-02-2021 Arsenal 0-1 Man City (EPL)
- 23-12-2020 Arsenal 1-4 Man City (EFI Cup)
- 17-10-2020 Man City 1-0 Arsenal (EPL)
- 19-07-2020 Arsenal 2-0 Man City (FA Cup)
- 18-06-2020 Man City 3-0 Arsenal (EPL).
Last 4 Matches Manchester City (MKKM)
- 04-08-21 Man City 4-1 Blackpool (Friendly)
- 07-08-21 Leicester 1-0 Man City (Community Shield)
- 15-08-21 Tottenham 1-0 Man City (EPL)
- 21-08-21 Man City 5-0 Norwich (EPL).
Arsenal’s Last 4 Matches (KKKM)
- 08-08-21 Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal (Friendly)
- 14-08-21 Brentford 2-0 Arsenal (EPL)
- 22-08-21 Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea (EPL)
- 26-08-21 West Brom 0-6 Arsenal (Carabao Cup).
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Stats and Score Prediction
Manchester City win in week 2 © AP Photo
Manchester City have always won in their last 8 meetings with Arsenal in the Premier League.
Manchester City have won 10 and lost only 1 in their last 11 matches against Arsenal in all competitions (W10 D0 L1).
Manchester City recorded 6 clean sheet and only conceded a total of 2 goals in their last 8 matches against Arsenal in the Premier League.
Arsenal have always lost in their last 6 matches against the defending Premier League champions.
Final score prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal.