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The FA Cup game at Etihad Stadium this coming Friday sees visitors Arsenal facing home side Manchester City.

Manchester City have their target aimed at getting one over Arsenal on Friday, but the latter are highly motivated of showing their skills in front of the crowd at Etihad Stadium.

There are no shortage of goals, when Manchester City enter the pitch, as they pulled off a formidable average of 2.8 goals per game. An excellent total of 28 goals scored, while allowing nine goals against. The latter makes an average of 0.9 conceded per game. During this run, they fought their way to three clean sheets.

When it comes to goal-scoring Arsenal are not the most prolific side. They scored a sustainable 16 times in their previous ten matches, making it 1.6 goals per game. They conceded five goals for an average of 0.5 a game, achieving a clean sheet in five of these matches.

Arsenal got the better of Manchester City in the last two h2h meetings, winning by 2-0 and 2-1, respectively.

Manchester City vs Arsenal Prediction

Manchester City Form

Manchester City look back on their last three matches with six points to show for their efforts. Against Manchester United, they were left empty-handed in a 2-1 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Tottenham in a 4-2 win. They followed that up with a 3-0 win against Wolverhampton in their most recent outing. Manchester City have been in potent form at Etihad Stadium, winning no less than five of the past six FA Cup matches here. They also hammered in 21 goals, while letting in five as they also lost once.

Arsenal Form

Arsenal are in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last three matches on the bounce. Oxford got left behind in a 0-3 win, before Tottenham got hammered in a 0-2 victory. Manchester United was the most recent victim in a 3-2 win for Arsenal. Arsenal claimed a remarkable four wins from six away matches in the FA Cup, as well as no draw but two defeats. They also banged in nine goals, whilst conceding four.

Manchester City are well up for the task of building on their current momentum, and we expect them to deliver the goods in their upcoming clash at Etihad Stadium against visitors Arsenal.

Manchester City vs Arsenal Stats

  • Manchester City have won 20 of the last 22 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • Manchester City have scored in the last 25 home matches in a row
  • Manchester City have won 20 of the last 22 home matches
  • Manchester City have not lost 26 of the last 28 matches
  • Manchester City have not lost 25 of the last 27 home matches
  • Arsenal have not lost 14 of the last 16 away matches
  • Arsenal have scored in 15 of the last 16 away matches
  • In 11 of the last 13 Arsenal away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Arsenal have won 8 of the last 10 away matches
  • Arsenal have won 5 of the last 7 matches while scoring more than 2.5 goals

Manchester City vs Arsenal Team News

At the time of writing, Manchester City have four players on their injured and absent list as they prepare to meet Arsenal on Friday. Benjamin Mendy gets a day off from the Manchester City squad, as he serves out a suspension.

Jack Grealish, Ruben Dias and Julian Alvarez nurses various injuries and won't take part for Manchester City against Arsenal at Etihad Stadium.

Worst-case scenario, Arsenal have a total of five players out for their next match. For instance, Arsenal won't be able to field Gabriel as he serves out a ban following too many cards.

Leandro Trossard, Reiss Nelson, Gabriel Jesus and Emile Smith Rowe all face a spell on the sidelines for Arsenal due to various injuries.

Manchester City vs Arsenal H2H

A 2-0 win was the follow-up to a 2-1 victory, when Arsenal last faced Manchester City, no doubt raising the spirits ahead of their next trip. Manchester City claimed zero wins, while Arsenal picked up two wins in the previous ten matches, while the rest had no winner. The bookies best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 16/5.

Manchester City vs Arsenal Results

Both teams scored one time in the last two matches between Manchester City and Arsenal.

Manchester City vs Arsenal Betting Tips

Erling Haaland enjoys a great season with 25 league goals to his name, and he will be a handful for even the best of defences.

Manchester City collected eight wins, drew one and lost one in the 10 most games across all tournaments at Etihad Stadium. Arsenal won eight of their previous 10 away, drew one and lost one times. Goals should be on the menu at Etihad Stadium, with both teams scoring in six of the last 10 matches at home for Manchester City. The same outcome paid dividends in two of the last 10 away games for Arsenal.

In the past two encounters between Manchester City and Arsenal over 2.5 goals came out one time, with Manchester City scoring an average of 0.5 goals per game. Arsenal averaged two goals, while both teams scored one time. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Manchester City’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 2.2 goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Arsenal, who managed to score 2.6 times in those matches.