11 March 2020 live
Manchester City vs Arsenal
After defeating West Ham 1-0, Arsenal will travel to the Etihad Stadium for their 29th Premier league appearance of the season against Manchester City this Wednesday. That victory was Arsenal’s third in a row in six Premier League matches; DDDWWW. Mikel Arteta appears to have found the winning formula for Arsenal as they remain unbeaten in six games so far. They moved from 10th to 9th position on the league table and are just 1 point clear of FC Burnley. Mikel Arteta will play a 4-2-3-1 formation with Lacazette leading the attack while Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Nicholas Pepe will be playing right behind the lone striker. The Frenchman who has played 1318 minutes for Arsenal this season has scored 7 league goals so far for the Gunners.
Meanwhile, Manchester City comes off a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United. The Citizens played one of their worst games of the season and looked lack luster in front of goal for much part of the game. It was their second defeat in six league games; DWLWWL. They remain 2nd on the league table after 18W, 3D and 7L in 28 league appearance and are the highest premier league scoring side with 68 goals. Pep Guardiola will play his usual 4-3-3 formation with the trio of Gabriel Jesus, Mahrez and Raheem Sterling leading the attack. All three have a total of 28 goals split between them but failed to find the back of the net for City in their last match. Pep will be without regular goal scorer Aguero who was seen with an ice pack placed over his thigh after being substituted in City’s last match against Manchester United.
The first leg of this season’s tie ended 3-0 – a victory for Manchester City. Kevin De Bruyne scored to give City the lead as early as the 2nd minute before Raheem Sterling doubled the lead in the 15th minute. The Belgian who has the highest assist in the league (16) scored once more in the 40th minute to hand Manchester City a 3-0 victory over a sorry Arsenal.
Kevin De Bruyne missed Sunday’s derby defeat to Manchester United but is expected to return here but Aguero remains doubtful. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin who has been playing through the pain for Arsenal in recent weeks will likely start at right-back. He will need further assessment though.
Man. City have won 28 of their last 33 home league games while Arsenal have drawn their last 5 away matches in the Premier League. A 2-1 victory for Manchester City is predicted at fulltime.
Time: 7:30PM (UK Time).
Match Day: 29.
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
Competition: Premier League.
Referee: Jonathan Moss (England).
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 20:30.
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