Arsenal vs Manchester City betting tips and predictions for their Carabao Cup final fixture on Sunday, February 25th at 4:30pm. Read our betting preview for the match below which has an anytime goalscorer tip and a correct score prediction.
Both sides come into this match on the back of a loss. Arsene Wenger fielded a weakened side at home to Ostersunds, and that was costly in the end as the Swedish side incredibly won 2-1. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City were knocked out the FA Cup by Wigan as the Blues fell to a 1-0 defeat. Arsenal saw off Chelsea in the semi-finals to gain a chance of lifting the Carabao Cup, while the Blues beat Championship opposition in Bristol City. Both finalists will be looking to bounce back from their latest defeats and put things right by earning their first major piece of silverware this campaign.
Arsenal have not lost at Wembley in a Cup match in their last eight visits. Over that period, they have had two fixtures with Sunday’s opponents and won both encounters. Manchester City will be looking to put things right after failing to beat the likes of Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Burnley and Wigan in the last month or so. This will be a tough game for both sides, especially given Arsenal’s strong Wembley record. Arsenal took Chelsea to extra-time in the Community Shield back in August at Wembley, and we can see the same outcome here. There is no doubting Manchester City’s attacking force, and we do expect them to cause the Arsenal defence some trouble. As a result, our first Arsenal vs Man City tip for this cup final is going to be for the match to end in a Draw.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted 21 goals in just 24 appearances in Germany before his January move to the Gunners. The Gabonese international then netted on his Premier League debut against Everton at the Emirates, and we’re backing him to score in this final against a City defence that can be quite questionable at times. The Blues have only kept three clean sheets in 12 matches (Basel, West Brom, Cardiff), and with Arsenal managing to score in 11 consecutive matches at Wembley, we’re confident that the Gunners will get on the scoresheet in this fixture. Aubameyang is expected to start ahead of Lacazette against Guardiola’s side on Sunday, and with his goal-scoring instinct, we’re backing the former Borussia Dortmund striker to get on the scoresheet. Our second Arsenal vs Manchester City prediction is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score anytime.
We are backing this match to end in a draw, and with the amount of goals that have been scored in this fixture over the last couple of years, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it be a goal-fest either. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in the last seven encounters between the sides, with both teams scoring in every one of those matches. With City being eliminated from the FA Cup this week, we imagine they’ll want to put things right straight away and we can see them attacking this vulnerable Arsenal defence from kick-off. However, this could be Arsene Wenger’s only chance of silverware this campaign, so he’ll be desperate for a victory here. We think this’ll go to extra-time. Our final Arsenal vs Manchester City prediction for the Carabao Cup final is for the match to end in a 2-2 draw.
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Arsenal are underdogs for this encounter and it’s no surprise looking at the Premier League table and how Manchester City have played throughout the campaign. Arsenal are best valued at 3/1 with BetVictor, while our tip, the draw, is 13/4 with MarathonBet. League leaders Manchester City are around 10/11 to win. Both teams have scored in this fixture on the last seven occasions, and with us expecting goals again here, why not take a chance on both teams to score in both halves at odds of 9/1.
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