Premier League preview: Arsenal and Man City host key midweek games

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Our football expert shares his betting tips and shares key insights for the key Premier Legaue games in midweek with both Arsenal and Manchester City in action.  


Arsenal v Chelsea (Tuesday 20:00 UTC+01:00)

A quintessential London derby kicks off the midweek Premier League games. The Blues attend the Emirates Stadium long out of the title race and any prospect of European qualification long diminished. Still reeling from a humbling defeat last week, the Gunners will desperately need three points if they are to have any chance of winning their first league title since 2004. Odds strongly favour Man City to lift the trophy now (1.04) after their victory at Fulham last weekend, with Arsenal faltering at (9.50).

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns to Arsenal, albeit in opposition colours. Marred by injury woes throughout the season after moving from Barcelona, the striker has only scored one goal in over 500 minutes of play. However, with a point to prove at his old club, he’s still a prospect to score anytime at (4.20). The Reds forward Fernando Gabriel Jesus joins him as a front-runner with (2.70).

Winless since the middle of March,  Chelsea are underdogs to win at (5.02). Their neighbouring rivals have only garnered 6 points from their last five games, though are still favoured with (1.65).

Manchester City v West Ham (Wednesday 20:00 UTC+01:00)

The Blues, ever threatening to place first have now accomplished just that. Erling Haaland continued his perfect record from the penalty spot in the league on Saturday, putting City into an early lead. The Norwegian now just needs one more goal to claim another record for most goals scored in a Premier League season. He’s 1.30 to score in this game.

The Hammers are in 15th place currently, four points clear of 16th Leicester City and with a game in hand. It’s perceived the threat of relegation is behind them but they are not out of the woods yet to be relegated (29.00). Victory at the Etihad is unlikely (13.03) but any points at all would be a success (7.02). Conceding forty-seven goals this season for a difference of minus ten, playing away and against a City side that are on track to reclaim the title, the former scenarios are unlikely with the home side at 1.20.

Following his move to West Ham from Aston Villa in January, Danny Ings has recently been quoted as saying his move was ‘my easiest transition’. He and fellow forward Michail Antonio are each pipped to score at (5.50). While Kevin De Bruyne currently has the most assists this season with 16, with his brace against Arsenal last week he’s a sure favourite to score too at 3.40.


Brighton v Manchester United (Thursday 20:00 UTC+01:00)

The Devils travel to the South coast to face the Seagulls who will be flying high after a remarkable 6-0 victory over Wolves. With the title race all but ended for both parties, prospective European Qualification means it’s all to play for. United are well set to place in the Top 4 at 1.03 after a slim 1-0 victory over Aston Villa, while Brighton can still dare to dream of the Champions League at 19.00.

Last time these two sides clashed was in the FA Cup semi-final on 23rd April. Where a goalless match brought about a penalty shootout, with the Reds ultimately progressing to the final. While there’s no sudden death, odds for a goalless draw are 17.00, while a recent mirror result of United 1-0 would be (15.00). As unlikely as it was even before the last game another Brighton victory of 6-0 would be 151.00

The hosts travelled away to the Amex stadium and brought home a resounding three points with two goals apiece from Undav, Gross and Welbeck. Their teammate Evan Ferguson hasn’t scored since the start of April so will be thirsty to join the recent success and score anytime (2.54). Or perhaps Harry Maguire can head one in? (12.00)


**Odds are subject to change. Odds accurate as of 13:00 UTC+01:00 Tuesday 2nd May**

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