Manchester City vs. Arsenal 6/17/20 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Manchester City vs. Arsenal 6/17/20 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Arsenal (9-13-6) at Manchester City (18-3-7)

English Premier League Soccer: Wednesday June 17, 2020 at 3:15 pm (Etihad Stadium)

The Line: Manchester City -305 / Draw +425 / Arsenal +700 -- O/U: 3.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Manchester City host Arsenal in English Premier League soccer action from the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Manchester City come into the restart in 2nd place, sitting on 57 points, 25 points behind league leaders Liverpool with a record of 18 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses before the league halted due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. City’s last match before the break saw the Citizens fall in the Manchester Derby by a final count of 2-0 the Manchester United. In the loss to United, City fell behind on the half hour mark, and despite owning a whopping 72% possession, Man City were outshot 12-7 in terms of attempts at goal and 6-4 in terms of shots on goal, and that didn’t help matters when United put the result to bed with a second goal six minutes into second half stoppage time. Sergio Aguero leads Man City in scoring with 16 goals this season while Raheem Sterling has 11 goals and Gabriel Jesus has 10 goals on the year. Kevin De Bruyne leads Manchester City with 16 assists this year while Ederson is Man City’s #1 goalkeeper, conceding 0.82 goals per 90 minutes with 9 clean sheets in 25 league appearances this season.

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Arsenal on the other hand, sit in 9th place on 40 points with a record of 9 wins, 13 draws and 6 losses following a third straight win pre-break after a 1-0 win over West Ham in their last match. The game was scoreless at the half and the draw held for much of the second half before Alexandre Lacazette broke the deadlock in the 78th minute, a lead that the Gunners would hold onto until full time, holding West Ham to just 31% possession in the game. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads Arsenal in scoring with 17 goals while Alexandre Lacazette has 7 goals and Nicolas Pepe has a team-high 6 assists. Bernd Leno is Arsenal’s top goaltender, conceding 1.29 goals per 90 minutes with 7 clean sheets in 28 league appearances this season.

The heavy plus money with the draw is tempting considering it’s the first match back after the restart and Arsenal had drawn their last 5 away matches in the league. However, Manchester City hasn’t lost to Arsenal since 2016, and have won the last five head-to-head meetings in the league by a final score of 13-2. Arsenal need points to get back into the hunt for European spots for next year, but City are going to make these last few games count and will take no prisoners if their ban from Champions’ League for next year holds up. I think even right after the break, this one is all City from start to finish. Give me Manchester City with the -1.5 handicap to get the price down to something more reasonable and I’ll sprinkle a bit on the correct score of 3-1 as well.as that was the final score line in the last two meetings at the Etihad.

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Chris’s Pick Manchester City -1.5 handicap (-115) / 3-1 Man City Correct Score +850

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