On Wednesday, the 17th of June will be the match of the 28th round of the championship of England on football, in which Manchester city take Arsenal. The match will take place in Manchester at the Etihad stadium.
Finally football is back in England. The last Premier League of top clubs will be resumed after the pandemic coronavirus. On the first day of the restart football fans will see a great confrontation between Manchester city and Arsenal. In League standings, these teams are in different situation and pursue other tasks. But this meeting interesting coaching duel. Josep Guardiola against his former assistant Mikel Arteta. The pupil against the teacher. It’s always intriguing.
Manchester city went to the break in the season hopelessly behind the leading Liverpool. The gap to 25 points leaves no chance Guardiola’s side in the fight for the title. Place in the top 4, hardly somewhere to get away from the bulls. So all the attention the team paid to the League Champions. However, it is unknown when it will resume the Champions League, so all the attention must be confined to the championship. City need to get in shape before the crucial matches.
On the form and previous matches, however. After all the teams played in March, all were in equal conditions.
If the position of a “city” in the championship more or less consistently, in “the Arsenal” the whole struggle ahead. The team of Mikel Arteta is located on the 9th place in the standings, trailing fourth place on 8 points with a game to spare. For the remaining tours, the gunners have virtually no margin for error if you want to get into the Champions League. But a more logical option would be the location of the Londoners in the Europa League zone. However, Arsenal will compete.
Note that the next three of four matches in the championship, Arsenal will hold out. At home the gunners will play in July against the “Norwich”. On the other hand, now all matches will be played without spectators, so the factor of the fans means nothing. “The Arsenal” not too successfully plays away. Only six teams in England has scored fewer on the road than Arsenal. On the other hand, wards Arteta are not an easy opponent for the home teams. Last time in the “Arsenal” has conceded in November. After that, the team of six draws and one win.
In this match Manchester city is clear favorite at the bookmakers quotes. The team has more quality and balanced composition. which this season shows more stable results. But the quarantine could equalize, so do not expect defeat.
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mandy, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling.
Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Marie, Louis, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette.