Manchester City – Arsenal: prediction for the match of the championship of England
Match Manchester City – Arsenal February 3, 2019 could be the key for the home team in the fight for the league title. The starting whistle at the Etihad Stadium will sound at 19:30 Moscow time.Manchester City “Citizens” made an extremely unpleasant mistake in the match of the previous round, Josep Guardiola’s wards lost in the away game to Newcastle. Despite the final result, the beginning of the match against the “forty” was amazing, Sergio Aguero took advantage of the goalkeeper’s mistake and sent the ball into an empty net – 0:1 in the first minute. A few minutes after the first goal, Aguero also scored a double, but the referee did not count the ball due to an error – the linesman saw an offside position. Goal scoring chances for the guests were given more and more difficult, mostly the players of the “sky blue” were closed by opponents from Newcastle, David Silva had the only good moment, the Spaniard punched through empty nets, but at the last moment the defender saved the hosts. After the break, in addition to the difficulties in creating scoring chances, City had another problem – Newcastle’s set pieces. First, a simulated combination worked with the completion of Solomon Rondon, the striker equalized after a corner was played in the 66th minute. Rondon did not stop at one goal scored, ten minutes before the end of regular time the hosts took the lead, and the Venezuelan converted a penalty. The ending of the game did not bring anything for City. The result is 2:1, the “citizens” lost and greatly complicated the champion’s task for themselves, Liverpool gains an advantage and may well count on an increase in the lead. It is possible to return the intrigue, but only in the case of a winning result in the match Manchester City – Arsenal. Arsenal The Gunners, thanks to the victory against Cardiff, continue their pursuit of the top four. The hosts quickly got down to business and started the game with active actions near the opponent’s goal. Alexandre Lakasette had a good chance to score a goal, the French striker was the first on the ball after a flank pass, but the player did not manage to get into an empty corner, and the ball was beaten off by the defender. The activity of the Londoners gradually decreased, the Arsenal players created danger, but mostly it arose after set pieces. The first half ended in a goalless draw. It turned out to open an account after the break, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted a penalty in the 66th minute, the Gabonese threw the ball and the goalkeeper at different corners of the goal. Very soon, the fans at the Emirates saw the second goal of their team, Alexander Lakasette made a run from the center of the field and jumped out to a rendezvous with the goalkeeper, the ball hit the goalkeeper’s leg and flew into the goal net – 2:0 in the 83rd minute. At the end of the match, Cardiff played one ball, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing scored a shot into the bottom corner, setting the final score in stoppage time – 2:1. The Gunners won and were two points clear of Manchester United, and they also beat Chelsea. The match between Manchester City and Arsenal will play an important role in the fight for the Londoners for the Champions League. Odds for the match Manchester City – Arsenal on February 3, 2019 Bookmakers from the Pari-Match company, despite the uncertain game in the previous round, have more faith in Guardiola’s team. Odds for the match Manchester City – Arsenal: Manchester City win – 1.31; Draw – 6.30; Arsenal win – 8.70. Manchester City – Arsenal: prediction for the match The Mancunians have not lost to Arsenal for three years, but now the situation may change, because the Gunners no longer look like the team that Arsene Wenger once led. Forecast for the match Manchester City – Arsenal: Arsenal handicap +1.5, odds – 2.10.