After almost three months of football hiatus, the virus-hit English Premier League will return this week One of the matches to kick off the season return is an action-packed clash of the giants as Manchester City take on Arsenal at home. The hosts will try to bounce back from a previous loss as they take this match at home to face a tough rival that aim to maintain their unbeaten streak under the new manager. It’s your chance to experience a rewarding time as you support your favorite team and win extra with them as you register an account at your trusted online sports betting brand, 12BET Sportsbook!
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Date and Time: Thursday, June 18, 2020, 3:15 AM (GMT+8)
Manchester City (Home)
The reigning champions will kick off the Premier League return and will enter this match with a lost against their city rival Manchester United in the Manchester Derby. It broke their 4 games win across all competitions since losing to Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 on the road. Despite these loss, Pep Guardiola’s men remain on 2nd place of the English top flight with 57 points, 25 points behind leaders Liverpool, from winning 18, losing 7 and drawing 3 of 28 matches they played before the season halted. They also remain the top team to score the highest goals in the league with 68 goals netted from those matches, conceded to 21 and kept 10 clean sheets.
The away team have won back-to-back games across all competitions before the halt of the season. These wins relieve them from a Europa League defeat at home that broke their 10 games unbeaten. The Gunners will try to propel their current place as they now sit on the 9th place of the league table with 30 points from winning 9, losing 6 and drawing 13 of 28 matches they played before the season was suspended. They have scored 40 goals from these matches, conceded to 32 and kept 7 clean sheets. Mikel Arteta have reportedly recovered after contracting the virus that triggered the suspension of the season. His men have are currently unbeaten in their last 7 away matches, won 1 and drawn 6 since the lost to Leicester City 2-0.
Over the last ten years of results, these sides have played 25 times. Manchester City have won in 11 of the match-ups when they’ve met. Arsenal have won 7 matches. The remaining 7 matches resulted in a draw.
Manchester City 1 – 3 Arsenal
Manchester City 1.35 – Draw 5.40 – Arsenal 7.50
FT.HDP – Manchester City 1.5
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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