Game Preview: Manchester City vs. Arsenal - English Premier League - 14/12/2013

Manchester City vs. Arsenal - English Premier League - Team LogosFourth place Manchester City host first place Arsenal in the sixteenth round of the English Premier League on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at the Etihad Stadium. This is the biggest game in European football this weekend.

Manchester City are dominant at home this season. They have won all seven EPL matches at the Etihad and scored 29 goals doing it. Most recently, Manchester City managed to beat the UEFA Champions League winners, Bayern, in Munich with the score of 2-3. City have won six out of their last seven games across all competitions. A win on Saturday vs. Arsenal could close the gap between two teams to just three points.

Arsenal lost their first game out of the last seven on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League vs. Napoli. The score was 2-0. In the EPL match before that they were held to a 1-1 draw by fifth place Everton at home. The upcoming game vs. City is a big test for the title chasing Gunners.

Let's take a look at the odds:

Man City: 4/ 5
Draw: 11/4
Arsenal: 16/5

Manchester City are the sizeable favourites to beat Arsenal and continue their home winning streak. A 100 € bet on the hosts could return 80 € in profit, while the same bet on the guests could return 320 € in profit.

The most likely score, according to the odds, is a 1-1 draw, valued at 13/2.

Sergio Aguero, who has scored 12 goals so far this season in the EPL, is the favourite to hit the net on Saturday at 21/20. Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko are next in line for City at 7/5 each.

Olivier Giroud is the favourite to score for Arsenal at 12/5, while Aaron Ramsey, who has scored 8 goals so far in the EPL this season, and Nicklas Bendtner, who has scored his first goal of the season a week ago vs. Hull, are valued at 3/1 each.

Should be a great game. The kickoff is at 12:45 local time.