class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Pep Guardiola's men have dominated the Carabao Cup in recent years and our tipster is expecting them to reach the semi-finals once again on Tuesday
Arsenal will be hoping to put their Premier League struggles behind them when they host holders Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
The Gunners slipped to an eighth defeat of the campaign with another fairly toothless performance at Everton on Saturday, making it seven domestic games in a row without victory.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Latest Odds
Only once in the last nine seasons have Arsenal got past this stage of the Carabao Cup and bet365 make them 17/4 (5.25) outsiders to stun Pep Guardiola’s side on Tuesday.
Man City eased to a 3-0 win when the sides met at Wembley in the final of this competition two years ago and are 4/7 (1.57) favourites to reach the semi-finals as they look to win the tournament for a fifth time in six years.
A draw would see the tie go straight into penalties, which was the Gunners’ route into this game after tying 0-0 at Liverpool in the fourth round, and it’s 10/3 (4.33) that these teams need spot-kicks to decide a winner.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Team News
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was a late withdrawal for Arsenal’s loss at Goodison Park and is unlikely to be risked here, joining Thomas Partey on the sidelines. Granit Xhaka is suspended.
Guardiola is set to be without Gabriel Jesus after the Brazilian missed City’s win at Southampton on Saturday, whilst Aymeric Laporte and Eric Garcia are both doubtful.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview
Reaching this stage of the Carabao Cup is one of the few bright spots of an otherwise appalling season for Arsenal, with their tally of just 14 points from 14 Premier League games the Gunners’ worst start since 1975.
As well, their tally of only 12 goals scored in those games does not exactly inspire confidence or lend credence to any theory that they are unlucky to sit 15th at this stage of the campaign.
Their struggles are unlikely to let up against Man City, who have not been in their best form but have kept seven clean sheets in their last eight games and should have few issues adding to their 13 wins in their 21 fixtures in all competitions.
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Arsenal vs Manchester City Tips and Predictions
The 4/7 (1.57) price on City to win is too short to consider but with just one goal conceded since November 21, backing Guardiola’s side to win to nil at 15/8 (2.88) with bet365 offers the best value for punters.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.