Aiming to keep the pressure on neighbours Manchester United, Premier League champions Manchester City head to Arsenal for a clash the bookies are finding hard to call.
Some firms can’t separate the two, which will inevitably push punters towards bet365’s draw quote of 5/2 but the unconvincing Gunners aren’t exactly water-tight defensively and at 9/5 courtesy of William Hill, City can capitalise.
Admittedly, City haven’t exactly torn up trees at the Emirates Stadium in recent years, Sergio Aguero’s Carling Cup strike last season their only goal there since April 2007 but Arsene Wenger’s troops can be fragile mentally and with Roberto Mancini’s men needing to throw everything at their title bid they should edge an open, high-scoring affair in North London.
Ladbrokes post 4/5 against a match tally of three or more goals and they’re 21/2 (BetVictor) to be shared 2-1 in the visitors’ favour while Ladbrokes quote 18/5 for City to prevail by a one-goal margin.
Alternatively, punters can combine an away success with a total of over 2.5 goals at odds of 11/4 courtesy of bet365.