Darko – Single
Date: 18.07.2020 Time: 20:45
England: FA Cup
Arsenal vs Manchester City
Pick: Manchester City (-1,5 AH)
FT: 2:0 (LOST) (LOST) (LOST)
Semi-finals of FA Cup. Match between Arsenal and Manchester City. In my opinion everything is on the side of Man. City, so here I expect one easy and comfortable win for them.
Arsenal is playing good lately, but still this team is far away from the top teams from England. Their defense for years are “funny”, very bad, unstable and for sure will be under big pressure here. Also, their best player (first goalkeeper) from that part of the team is injured and that is for sure big blow for them. Also they are too weak in midfield if we compare with Manchester City, so for sure this will be tough game for them.
They will be without: Soares (defender 4/1), Chambers (defender 14/1), Leno (first goalkeeper 30/0), Martinelli (attacker 14/3), Mari (defender 2/0) and Guendouzi (midfielder 24/0). Suspended is Nketiah (attacker 11/2). Doubtful is Ozil (midfielder 18/1).
Manchester City lost the title from Liverpool, but they are still “alive” here and also in Champions League. They are also in good shape, just before several rounds they showed their power with 4:0 victory against new champions Liverpool and we can say that they had few more very good chances for goals. Guardiola for sure will motivate the players here, every title is important for this team, especially now when they lost the Premier League. About the absences, they will be without Aguero (attacker 24/16). For sure important player, but just to mention that in this season he did not played in first meeting against Arsenal (Manchester City won 3:0), while in second he played only 10 minutes (Manchester City won 3:0).
Manchester City have 7 consecutive wins against Arsenal (all by 2 or more goals difference). I expect something similar here, maybe 0:3; 1:3 at the end. Good luck !
Published: 18.07.2020, 00:16 CET