STAR PREVIEW Arsenal v Man City

first_img[dropcap]I[/dropcap]’ve always said the fixture list generator has a great skill in producing ‘random’ fixtures.We are truly blessed to have the computer select Arsenal v Man City as the final Premier League fixture before Christmas !!! Conspiracy theories aside for one moment, because even the fixture list computer couldn’t have predicted the scenario that both sides need a win tonight in order to keep tabs on …….. Leicester.That’s exactly where we are at. A point for either side would still leave Leicester with a four point cushion at the top – and as the stats book tells us ‘five of last the last six seasons has seen the team who have led on Christmas Day go on and be crowned champions’.The hosts name an unchanged side from last weekend’s 2-0 away win at Aston Villa.Manuel Pellegrini has given a start to Aguero who returns from injury with Raheem Sterling on the bench.Pellegrini said: “We must consider Leicester – they are still top of the table. United are just a few points behind us. Tottenham can be involved, so can Liverpool and Crystal Palace. It’s impossible just to think there are two teams involved in the title.”SO – it’s a six horse race then ??? The outright odds say not with it still looking a match between Man City and Arsenal and around 10/1 bar.Arsenal v Man CityPremier League20:00 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Jan 2015 PREMIER Man City 0-2 ArsenalSep 2014 PREMIER Arsenal 2-2 Man CityAug 2014 COMMUNITY SHIELD Arsenal 3-0 Man CityMar 2014 PREMIER Arsenal 1-1 Man CityDec 2013 PREMIER Man City 6-3 ArsenalJan 2013 PREMIER Arsenal 0-2 Man CitySep 2012 PREMIER Man City 1-1 ArsenalApr 2012 PREMIER Arsenal 1-0 Man CityDec 2011 PREMIER Man City 1-0 ArsenalNov 2011 CARLING CUP Arsenal 0-1 Man CitySTARTING XIArsenal33 Cech24 Bellerín04 Mertesacker06 Koscielny18 Monreal20 Flamini16 Ramsey14 Walcott11 Özil28 Campbell12 GiroudManchester City01 Hart03 Sagna30 Otamendi20 Mangala11 Kolarov25 Fernandinho42 Y Touré18 Delph21 Silva10 Agüero17 De BruyneThe draw tonight is 12/5 with Star Sports and the option I like best. Leicester won’t mind that too much either…..RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK DRAW for 5 points at around 12/5 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 87.56 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img

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