Arsenal vs. Manchester City: FA Cup Semi-Final – Match Preview

The second FA Cup Semi-Final takes place on Sunday as Arsenal face Manchester City.

Arsenal recorded a much needed victory on Monday evening as they edged past Middlesbrough.

A late Mesut Ozil goal has kept them in the hunt for a top four finish.

They have enjoyed a favourable run to the semi-final of the FA Cup and eliminated non-league Lincoln City in the last round.

Manchester City were too strong for Middlesbrough at the Quarter-Final stage, easing to a 2-0 win at the Riverside.

Last time out in the league they produced a very good second half display to beat Southampton.

Vincent Kompany scored his first goal since 2015 as they won 3-0 at the St. Marys.

Enhanced match odds

Arsenal 14/1 or Manchester City 6/1 with 888 Sport*

Arsenal 16/1 or Manchester City 10/1 with Betfair*

Manchester City to beat Arsenal: 10/1 with Paddy Power*

Arsenal to beat Manchester City: 16/1 with Paddy Power*

Form guide: Arsenal W2 D1 L2; Manchester City W3 D1 L1
2016/17 FA Cup top scorers
Arsenal – Theo Walcott 5 goals
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 4 goals

Match history
The pair met earlier in April, sharing four goals in an entertaining draw at the Emirates.

Sunday’s semi-final is the first FA Cup tie between the two since 1971, with Arsenal winning 2-1!

Last five meetings (All Premier League)
Arsenal 2 Manchester City 2 – 02/04/17
Manchester City 2 Arsenal 1 – 18/12/16
Manchester City 2 Arsenal 2 – 08/05/16
Arsenal 2 Manchester City 1 – 21/12/15
Manchester City 0 Arsenal 2 – 18/01/15

Both teams to score – 11/21 with 888 Sport

Team news
Shkodran Mustafi has been ruled out with a thigh injury, meaning Rob Holding is likely to start in a back three.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to start ahead of Hector Bellerin in the right wing back role.

John Stones is likely to return to the starting XI after a small problem kept him out of the Southampton win.

Claudio Bravo appears to have regained his spot in goal and could remain between the sticks here.

Expected starting XI’s
Arsenal (3-4-2-1): Cech; Gabriel, Koscielny, Holding; Chamberlain, Ramsey, Xhaka, Monreal; Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud
Manchester City (4-5-1): Bravo; Navas, Stones, Kompany, Clichy; Sane, Silva, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Sterling; Aguero

Predictions

Result: Manchester City (10/1 with Paddy Power)*

Correct Score: 1-2 (17/2 with Sky Bet)

Anytime Goalscorer: Sergio Aguero (22/23 with 888 Sport)

*Offer(s) are for new account holders only, win must be in 90 minutes, other T&C’s apply

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