Manchester City to claim top spot

Manchester City to claim top spot

Manchester City is looking to claim the top spot from Arsenal when they meet in this crucial match. The fact that Arsenal is in a winless run does not help them to continue securing the top spot in the league table. What makes this match even mroe exciting one is the meeting between the managers of these two teams. Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s manager, used to be the apprentice of Pep Guardiola, Man City‘s manager. With that, expect these two teams to play an exciting match, especially that they continue to fight for positioning. This meeting will be on February 16, 2023, at 3:30 AM (GMT+8), when Arsenal welcomes Man City.

These two teams are already familiar with each other as they already had 206 meetings prior to this game. From those 206 games, 98 of those were won by the hosts, while the visitors only had 63 victories. However, from the last 10 matches between these two teams, the hosts lost all of those matches. The visitors on the other hand, have won their last six away games in the league against the hosts. From those numbers, it is evident who among these two teams has the better momentum coming into this game. Although the visitors have a better momentum, we cannot deny the fact that the hosts are still the number one team right now.

Manchester City

Premier League: Manchester City
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This squad is currently at the second spot of the league table with 48 points. However, it will only take a win, for them to steal the top spot, as they are just three points behind them. Although they have not been at their best this season, they remain to be one of the top contenders to win the title this season. In fact, they are from a 3-1 victory against Aston Villa on their last game. This is not a shock though as they were able to improve recently, but they need to be at their best to win this game. As they face a tougher opponent in this match, they are hopeful for the same result in this game.

Guys like Kevin De Bruyne, and Erling Haaland are lethal for Man City, and must step up in this game. However, John Stones remains to be sidelined in this match due to him hamstring injury. Moreover, although Haaland is expected to lead in this game, he is a doubt due to a “big knock” on their last match.


Premier League: Arsenal
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This team is at the top of the league table with 51 points, but if they want to continue being on top, they need a win in this match. If they lose in this game, they will go down to the second spot with Man City as the first. Although they are from a winless run, their season is still impressive. It is no wonder why they are still at the top despite of their unpleasant run, because they were able to start their season strong. They are coming from a 1-1 draw against Brentford. This squad slumped in the recent weeks, but they should be at their best in this game. This is an important game for them, probably the most important game this week, so they need to address their issues.

Although Gabriel Jesus is already out of the recovery room, he is still a few weeks away from returning. Mohamed Elneny on the other hand will already miss the whole season due to his knee surgery. Moreover, Emil Smith Rowe, and Reiss Nelson remains sidelined due to their injuries as well.


Manchester City (1.0)
Odds: -0.92

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