Free tips League Cup Final Tips: Arsenal v Manchester City (Sunday, 4.30pm)

Arsenal and Manchester go head-to-head in the League Cup final on Sunday afternoon with the first major trophy of the season up for grabs.

We take you through our Arsenal v Manchester City match preview and betting tips for the Sunday afternoon fixture at Wembley…

Arsenal v Manchester City Match Prediction

Draw 7/2 – Unibet, Sporting Bet


Arsenal v Manchester City Best Bet

Half time/full time – Arsenal/Draw 17/1 – Betdaq


Arsenal v Manchester City Past Meetings

This will be the 174th competitive fixture between the two clubs, with the Gunners ahead on the head-to-head record with 87 wins compared to City’s 43.

However, there has been little to separate the two in the fixture’s recent history, with three draws and a victory each across the past five meetings.

City won the league meeting between the two 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium back in November – Kevin e Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus were on target for the hosts with Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal.

However, the Gunners won the FA Cup semi-final between the two last season 2-1 at Wembley, with three meetings preceding that ending in draws.


Arsenal v Manchester City Stats

The first domestic trophy of the campaign is up for grabs, with both finalists also eliminated from this year’s FA Cup.

City are however on course for their first league title in four years, as they lead the Premier League table by 16 points, while Arsenal languish in 6th place.

Both clubs are particularly strong at home – with City dropping only two points from 14 home league games and Arsenal winning 10 of their 13 home league games.

The Gunners have a remarkable record at Wembley – their 1-0 loss to Tottenham at the stadium earlier this month ended a run of nine consecutive victories (including penalty shootouts) at the stadium.


Arsenal v Manchester City Team News

Arsenal will be sweating over late fitness tests for Aaron Ramsey (groin) and Mesut Ozil (illness)while Alexandre Lacazette (knee) and Santi Cazorla (plantaris) are definitely out. David Ospina will start in place of Petr Cech as goalkeeper.

Claudio Bravo will replace usual City first choice goalkeeper Ederson. Gabriel Jesus (MCL ligament) may also miss out, while Benjamin Mendy (ACL knee) is definitely unavailable.


Reason for Arsenal v Manchester City Bets

Manchester City enter this game as clear favourites with the bookmakers yet the game is more finely balanced and a draw is the most likely result.

City’s confidence may be damaged from their shock FA Cup exit to Wigan Athletic on Monday, while the Gunners are particularly strong at Wembley and in cup finals.

The two are also evenly-matched in recent meetings, with City’s only recent victory coming earlier this season – but their form now is not quite at the peak it was back in November.

Arsenal took an early lead in last year’s FA Cup final against Chelsea before being pegged back, despite Arsene Wenger’s side striking back soon after.

There is tremendous value to be found in the Gunners leading at the break before the match ending (at 90 minutes) as a draw.

Claudio Bravo will start the game for City and the North London side may well target the Chilean goalkeeper – who’s form since moving to England has not been ideal.


Arsenal v Manchester City Match Prediction

Draw 7/2 – Unibet, Sporting Bet


Arsenal v Manchester City Best Bet

Half time/full time – Arsenal/Draw 17/1 – Betdaq


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