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Arsenal vs Manchester City - 8/12/18 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

We will be treated to a great game in the opening round of the English Premier League as Manchester City and Arsenal plays each other at the Emirates Stadium in North London. These are two of the biggest teams in England and they will both hope to start their Premier League campaign with a win.

Unai Emery’s first competitive game at Arsenal could not have been harder as the Gunners have the unfortunate task of playing Manchester City. This will be a very hard game for the home side since they will be outclassed in all aspects of the pitch. Arsenal lost Nacho Monreal during the preseason which means they are without a quality left back and that could spell trouble, especially with Raheem Sterling playing on that flank. Arsenal will need to huge lift if they are to compete with Manchester City, even at home.

Manchester City won their first trophy of the 2018/2019 season last weekend in the form of the FA Community Shield. The Sky Blues were dominant over Chelsea in that victory and it showed that the team is ready for the upcoming Premier League. Argentina striker, Sergio Aguero, scored twice against Chelsea and this is a huge positive for the team. This seems like a very well rounded side and they enter as huge favorites to defend their Premier League title. This will not be the easiest opening match for Manchester City since it is never easy playing away at the Emirates Stadium, but the Sky Blues will be optimistic about their chances.

This should be a great match with two very exciting teams. As far as the result is concerned, I am going to pick Manchester City to win. Even away from home, I think the Sky Blues will be way too strong for the Gunners. We are getting a decent price to wager on Manchester City winning so that is the bet which I am going to suggest we make.


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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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