Manchester City vs Arsenal Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for FA Cup Match (Stars Come to Play in High-Scoring Match)

Larry Rupp
Manchester City vs Arsenal prediction, odds and betting insights for FA Cup match.
Manchester City vs Arsenal prediction, odds and betting insights for FA Cup match. / AP Photos/Dave Thompson
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Manchester City vs Arsenal Match Info

2022-23 Emirates English FA Cup
Manchester City vs. Arsenal
Date: Friday, Jan. 27, 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Etihad Stadium — Manchester, England
Coverage: ESPN+

The 2022-23 Emirates English FA Cup has reached the fourth round as some of the best clubs in the world are set to duke it out for the title. There are a ton of exciting matches on the schedule, including a contest between Manchester City and Arsenal set for kickoff at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 27.

Manchester City vs Arsenal Odds & Spread

All FA Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MANC: (-145) | ARS: (+300) | Draw (+300)
Spread: MANC: -1 (+195) | ARS: +1 (+105)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (-158) | Under: (+112)
Team to Score the First Goal: MANC: (-190) | ARS: (+160) I NO GOALS: (+1300)
Odds to Win FA Cup: MANC: (+250) | ARS: (+1000)

Manchester City enters this contest as the clear favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the over being favored at -158 odds.

Manchester City vs Arsenal Prediction & Pick

These squads remain no stranger to one another, but Manchester City and Arsenal have not met head-to-head since Premier League action in January of 2022. It was Manchester City that overcame a 1-0 deficit with a pair of goals in the second half to earn what was a fifth straight win over Arsenal.

I don't see that streak ending on Friday, but I do expect the match to be decided in extra time. Both of these squads possess rosters full of talented goalscorers and employ offensive attacks that regularly create open shots. The Gunners are going to put up a fight as they have not lost since Dec. 17.

Final Score Prediction: Manchester City: 2 | Arsenal: 2

Manchester City vs Arsenal Betting Trends

- Manchester City is 3-0-2 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Arsenal is 4-1-0 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Manchester City is 5-0-0 (W-D-L) in its last five matches against Arsenal.
- Manchester City last won the Emirates English FA Cup in 2018-19.
- Arsenal last won the Emirates English FA Cup in 2019-20.

Manchester City vs Arsenal Best Bet

As mentioned above, these two teams lack no shortage of stars. Erling Haaland, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden all rank among the top 10 goalscorers in Premier League action. Three of the last five matches between Manchester City and Arsenal have resulted in at least 3 goals, too.

Bet: Over 2.5 Goals (-158)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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