Despite having two games in hand on the defending champions, the Gunners lead the league standings by a margin of five pints.
Given the easier schedule for the Citizens in their final seven games, a loss today for Arsenal would severely complicate their championship defense.
With a 3-0 thrashing of Championship team Sheffield United in the FA Cup semifinal on Saturday afternoon, Pep Guardiola’s team maintained their excellent run.
At the weekend, Riyad Mahrez was given the start on the right flank and made the most of it by scoring all three goals for his team.
The Citizens are currently in the FA Cup final and the semifinal of the UEFA Champions League, and they have eleven victories and a tie in their previous twelve games overall.
Following yet another disappointing draw, Arsenal won’t be going into the derby on the same note. On Friday, the Gunners played just a 3-3 draw at home against the dreadful Southampton, narrowly avoiding a loss.
Mikel Arteta may be concerned about the carelessness of his team’s back line without William Saliba.
In their last three league games, Arsenal have given up at least two goals, and they have gone six games without a clean sheet in all competitions.
Manchester City vs Arsenal – Betting Analysis
In the last ten years, Manchester City has dominated this contest. They will enter this having defeated the Gunners seven times in a row.
The run includes the Citizens’ recent 1-3 victory at Emirates Stadium earlier this season. In three of the previous four head-to-head meetings between these rivals, three goals or more were scored.
Recently, Manchester City has been scoring goals like crazy, and we think that on Wednesday, their scorching offensive line will be too much for Arsenal’s porous and out-of-shape defense.
We would not be surprised to see the Gunners on target here as well given their tremendous scoring potential.
What are the best odds for the game?
Turning to the betting odds in the win-draw-win market, a victory for Manchester City is available for 1.58, betting on the draw is 4.5, and staking on the winning team to be Arsenal is 5.75. They are the best of the returns offered as of now.
Manchester City vs Arsenal – Head-to-Head
Our Prediction: Home to Win