It’s time for the first big derby in the English Premier League since the league got restarted after the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Etihad we will see Manchester City hosting Arsenal in a game from the 28th round of the competition. It’s a good moment to take a look in our football expert betting tips for today.
For Manchester City it doesn’t really make a difference anymore what will happen until the end of the campaign. The Cityzens are 25 points behind the leader Liverpool and obviously they have lost the title. At the same time they are suspended to play in the Champions League, so it’d be curious to see what motivation they will have to finish the Premier League season a high note. Their focus will be on the Champions League and the FA Cup, that’s clear.
Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola can’t use three of his best players for this fixture. The Cityzens’ attacking weapon Sergio Aguero is injured, while the midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne and the centre back Aymeric Laporte are sidelined as well. Guardiola can’t use these three for the next match. That’s why most likely we will see Gabriel Jesus leading the attack against the Gunners.
Arsenal are starting to wake up since the sacking of Unai Emery and the arrival of Mikel Arteta. Before the break the Gunners enjoyed three consecutive wins in the league, which should tells us that they were doing something right. The question is – can they continue like this after the COVID-19 break as well?
Mikel Arteta is probably the manager who knows this Manchester City team more than anyone else in the league. Arteta was Guardiola’s right hand at the club, so he knows the champions from the inside-out. Let’s see if he can hurt them, too.
These are our football expert betting tips for the Premier League derby between Manchester City and Arsenal on Wednesday night. Good luck, pals!