Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview

January 13, 2013
By: Deke Hardman


The weekend’s Premier League action concludes at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal welcome Champions Manchester City.

The hosts have drawn their last two games, most recently being held by Swansea City in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Oliver Giroud suffered a cut knee at the weekend, and is likely to miss out however midfielder Abou Diaby could return after being side-lined for three months with a thigh injury.

Theo Walcott has fourteen for the season 7.5 (13/2) with Paddy Power to add to that tally with the first goal of the game, while Lukas Podolski is available at 8.5 (15/2) with a variety of firms.

The Gunners are available at 2.7 (17/10) to get the victory with City 2.88 (15/8) with Bet Victor, and the draw 3.5 (5/2) with the same firm.

The visitors go in to the game having convincingly beaten Watford in their FA Cup tie on Saturday, and could be as much as ten points behind neighbours Manchester United depending on the result in the day’s early lick-off.
Sergio Aguero will miss the game with a knee injury and Samir Nasri is suspended, though Aleksandar Kolarov is available after being side-lined with a groin injury. Brothers Yaya and Kolo Toure are away at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Carlos Tevez is set to lead the line, and is 7.0 (6/1) with Stan James to open the scoring,just ahead of Edin Dzeko, who is at 8.0 (7/1).

Intriguingly, the reverse fixture back in September was the first time in ten meetings where both sides have scored.
Joleon Lescott gave Roberto Mancini’s a first half lead before Laurent Koscielny equalised late on to give Arsenal a share of the spoils.

Eight of the last nine clashes have featured two or fewer goals, so you may be tempted to take up 188 Bet’s offer of 2.14 (8/7) for the trend to continue, while four of the last five games have been goalless after forty-five minutes.

Bet Victor offer the best odds of 3.4 (12/5) for the half time score to be 0-0, while the no score draw at full time is widely available at 15.0 (14/1).

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