Champions Manchester City lost ground in the Premier League title race after they were pegged back by Everton to only earn a point at Goodison Park on Saturday and Stan James subsequently nudged Manuel Pellegrini’s men out to 9/4 to retain their crown.
However, City should be able to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea this weekend and bookies agree, BetVictor making them odds-on at 4/5 to secure a vital maximum haul at the expense of visiting Arsenal (7/2, Stan James) at the Etihad Stadium.
The pair’s meeting in North London earlier in the campaign finished, an outcome that’s set to have plenty of backers at 3/1 with bet365 this time around and a repeat of the 2-2 scoreline from that one is a 14/1 shot at William Hill.
Nevertheless, the Gunners have won just one in their last four league assignments on the road while City have won six of their last seven on their own patch so the statistics suggest the hosts will come out on top.
They’re an enticing 29/10 at Ladbrokes to do so by a one-goal margin and in a match that’s a safe looking 8/15 courtesy of Winner.com to see both sides get on the scoresheet, City are 8/1 (BetVictor) to register a 2-1 triumph.
Man City to beat Arsenal 2-1 – 8/1 (BetVictor)