Arsenal v City: Paddy Power specials!
- 27 March 2014 16:19
- Posted by @MCFC
All the best odds from Paddy Power ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash...
A resounding home win followed by a convincing victory in the derby means it’s already been a great week for City, but it will feel even better if they can close it out with another win over a big rival. A trip to take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium is the job at hand and although history suggests it will be a tight affair, recent form looks good for Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
Paddy Power make City the strong 11/10 favourites to claim all three points. Given that City haven’t conceded a league goal in five games and not far off 500 minutes of football, backing City to win to nil at 11/4 is a tempting bet.
City haven’t always had the upper hand in this rivalry, but the last couple of seasons have certainly seen a sizeable shift in the balance of power. City have won four of their last six meetings with Arsenal in all competitions, drawing one and losing just one. On their last visit to the Emirates Stadium, they managed a comfortable 2-0 victory and more of the same would do very nicely as the season hits the final stretch. It’s 10/1 that they repeat that 2-0 victory while if you fancy the prospect of City racking up back to back 3-0 wins over old rivals, that’s a slightly more speculative 18/1 chance.
The teams provided nine goals and a whole host of entertainment when they met last December, but that was the exception rather than the rule in recent seasons. Generally, games have been tight enough with goals not exactly flowing. Apart from the aforementioned goal-fest, the last six matches between the teams have featured two goals or less. Now that we’re at the point in the season when three points matters significantly more than entertainment, maybe it’s worth looking at the option of backing City to win and 1 or 2 total goals in the match at 4/1 in our Match and Goals Double.
Edin Dzeko has bagged three goals in his last two games for City including a brace on Tuesday night and he once again could be the man to get the ball rolling on Saturday. He got on the scoresheet the last time City visited the Emirates and he’s 11/2 to score the first goal this time around. David Silva scored in the 6-3 victory and grabbed the winning goal when the Gunners visited the Etihad back in 2011. He’s rated a 10/1 chance to be First Goalscorer and 16/5 to score at anytime in the match. On his current form, it’s hard to talk about potential goalscorers and not mention Yaya Toure. He has four goals from his last two games and he’s 23/10 to bag another one on Saturday.