Manchester City faces Arsenal

Manchester City faces Arsenal at the Emirates in a derby fixture from the 5th round of the English Premier League. Let’s preview this showdown in our usual football betting tips this weekend.

Manchester City didn’t start the season in the way the manager Pep Guardiola probably hoped for. The Cityzens won just 4 points out of 9 in their first three matches and they are currently 14th in the standings. City need a serious push and improvement if they want to be title contenders again. The competition looks very big at the moment, so there’s no room for hesitation.

Before the international break Manchester City only won a point in the visit to Leeds United. Raheem Sterling actually opened the score for the visitors, but in the second half Rodrigo Moreno equalised for Marcelo Bielsa’s team. Guardiola tried to change something and picked Bernardo Silva from the bench, but there was no second goal scored at the Elland Road.

Arsenal won three of their four matches in the league so far. The Gunners are currently 4th in the standings with 9 points and they just 3 points behind the leaders Everton. But they are moving in the right direction under the management of Mikel Arteta, there’s no doubt about this.

In their last game Arsenal enjoyed their third win for the season. The Londoners hosted Sheffield United at home and won the match with two goals from Saka and Pepe in the second half.

These are our football betting tips this weekend for the derby fixture between Manchester City and Arsenal. Pep Guardiola is facing his former assistant Mikel Arteta, so it’s going to be a great tactical battle at the Emirates. At the end of the last season Arteta beat Guardiola for the FA Cup, so he proved he can do it. It is going to be the same now?