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Arsenal vs Manchester City 23rd April 2017: FA Cup Preview and Predictions

The second semi-final of the FA Cup is taking place this Sunday as Arsenal take on Manchester City again with the winner playing Chelsea in the final of the tournament. Both teams have had disappointments in Europe and for both teams the title has slipped away so the FA Cup is starting to mean a lot for the teams.

Arsenal need to win this game because a loss should mark the end for their manage Arsene Wenger. This team is filled with talent but unfortunately the likes of Ozil and Xhaka seem to fail over and over again. Sanchez has carried this team all year but he can only do so far and with a weak defence there are problems here. That being said, this team can win any game on their day and they will have to rely on that for this encounter.

Manchester City also have a great team and they will be happy that their captain, Vincent Kompany, is managing to stay fit. This game will be tough for them since the FA cup is a tournament Arsenal know how to win and I think that might cause the Manchester side to fall behind a little bit.

All in all I am expecting a tight game with Arsenal coming out the winners. The Gunners know how to win these big games and I think that this trend will continue. We are getting a great price on this bet and I think this by far the best play. Other than that, the over 2.5 goals is also a good shout since both teams can score but both defences have big problems. 


Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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