- Crunch clash between English Premier League’s leading pair at 3:00 pm ET on Wednesday
- Manchester City has won six straight in EPL as it hunts down stuttering leader Arsenal
- See our Manchester City vs Arsenal prediction for the Premier League (April 26)
The two contenders for England’s Premier League title meet in a crunch clash on Wednesday. The odds favor a Man City win but are they the best bet in our Manchester City vs Arsenal prediction?
Arsenal leads the table with 75 points. Meanwhile, Manchester City is second with 70 points but has played two games fewer.
Significantly, this match is being seen as the most critical of the season so far. Certainly, it will have a massive influence on the eventual destination of the prize.
A win for reigning champion Manchester City will leave it poised to overtake the Gunners when it plays its games in hand.
However, a win for Arsenal would re-assert its position after a recent worrying run of three straight draws at the most crucial point of the campaign.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Odds
At Draftkings, Manchester City is the favorite for a home win at -180 – a reflection of its recent run of six straight wins in the EPL.
After three consecutive draws, Arsenal is a wide outsider at +475. Meanwhile, the draw is +340 in the Man City vs Arsenal odds.
At the Etihad Stadium, the game kicks off at 3:00 pm ET.
Furthermore at Draftkings, Manchester City is the -450 favorite in the Premier League odds. Arsenal is the second favorite at +300.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Over/Under & Spread
In stunning form, Manchester City has scored no fewer than 11 times in its last three EPL games.
Meanwhile, Arsenal has scored seven times despite drawing in its last three outings.
Therefore, it is no surprise that the oddsmakers expect goals on Wednesday.
The first positive odds in the Total Goals section are +150 for there to be four goals or more (Over 3.5).
🏴 Wayne Rooney: Erling Haaland is the best player in the world – but Arsenal have enough in attack to beat Man City ⚪️🔴 pic.twitter.com/TuRcQfWTh8
— Gooner Chris (@ArsenalN7) April 23, 2023
Meanwhile, with so much at stake, the game could be tight, although it is unlikely. For there to be two goals or fewer, the odds are +135 (Under 2.5).
Among the spread offers, Manchester City is +140 to win by two goals or more (Spread -1.5).
Furthermore, Arsenal is +400 to win by a single goal (Spread -0.5) in the Manchester City vs Arsenal odds.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview
Manchester City is chasing a treble on the back of some relentless springtime form.
As well as winning eight and drawing one of its last nine EPL fixtures, it has reached the FA Cup final. This is following a 3-0 defeat of Sheffield United in the semifinal at Wembley last weekend.
It also faces a Champions League semifinal against holders Real Madrid after swiping aside Bayern Munich 4-1 on aggregate.
All eyes will be on Manchester City striker Erling Haaland who has scored 32 goals in his first season in the EPL.
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— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) April 25, 2023
Moreover, City has won all 12 games played at the Etihad so far in 2023.
Arsenal still has the upper hand on paper in first spot.
But it has stuttered with three successive draws – 2-2 at Liverpool, 2-2 at West Ham United and 3-3 at home against bottom club Southampton last Friday.
This has led to accusations that Arsenal’s young team is “choking” at a vital time.
However, it has the best record on the road in the EPL after taking 36 points from 16 games away from home.
Even so, it has lost all of its last 11 EPL meetings with Manchester City.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Statistics
*Statistics from EPL 2022-23.
Erling Haaland to Score Odds
Norwegian Erling Haaland has scored a massive 42 goals in all competitions for Manchester City this season.
Therefore, it is no surprise that he is the favorite to hit the target this time around at -210 – or +210 to score first or last.
His teammate Julian Alvarez is the second favorite at +115 after 14 goals in all competitions.
Gabriel Martinelli is the leading Arsenal player in the Man City vs Arsenal odds – eighth in all – at +350.
He has scored 15 EPL goals.
Manchester City vs Arsenal History
Arsenal last took a point from Manchester City in a draw in 2017 – losing 11 Premer League meetings since.
Pep Guardiola’s City side was a 3-1 winner when the teams met in London this season in February.
There was also a 1-0 home win for Manchester City in the FA Cup in January.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Line-Ups & Injuries
Manchester City projected line-up: Ederson; Akanji, Dias, Laporte; Stones, Rodri; Mahrez, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland
Manchester City Injuries: Ake
Arsenal projected line-up: Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus
Arsenal Injuries: Saliba, Elneny, Tomiyasu
Manchester City vs Arsenal Prediction
Manchester City has won each of its last six EPL home matches by at least two goals. It looks likely again for our Manchester City vs Arsenal prediction.
Pick: Manchester City -1.5 (+140)