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Bet of the day: Giroud to net in Arsenal win over Man City

| 21.12.2015

Lee Gormley | December 21, 2015

Bet of the day

  • Arsenal sit a point ahead of Manchester City in Premier League table
  • Gunners unbeaten in four games against the Sky Blues
  • Olivier Giroud has struck in his last two outings against City
  • The Frenchman has 16 goals for club and country this season

Giroud 9/2 to strike in Gunners triumph

Monday night football will witness a truly mesmerising Premier League match-up as two of the title contenders Arsenal and Manchester City collide, and Coral’s bet of the day is Olivier Giroud to score in a Gunners home win at 7/2 (£20 max stake).

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It’s Leicester City who incredibly lead the top-flight standings during the Christmas holidays but, with the Foxes expected to tail off at some stage in the near future, this clash at the Emirates could go a long way to deciding the 2016 champions.

Arsene Wenger’s north Londoners currently hold second position in the table, five points adrift of Leicester and a game in hand, while Man City are a single point below the Gunners in third place.

Gunners hold impressive recent fixture record

Arsenal will enter this latest league encounter with Manuel Pellegrini’s Sky Blues with plenty of confidence and no fear at all, having not tasted defeat at the hands of their Manchester rivals since December 2013.

The Gunners are unbeaten in the previous four meetings since that last loss at the Etihad, having won two and drawn the other two match-ups, including Premier League and Community Shield victories last season.

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In both of those triumphs last term, ferocious frontman Giroud was pivotal to Arsenal’s success, rounding off a simple 3-0 Community Shield victory as well as netting in the 2-0 league win on their travels in January this year.

Giroud gets goals

Arsenal’s terrific targetman has previously faced plenty of criticism from fans and pundits, but this season he has proved his worth so far and has become one of Wenger’s most trusted stars.

The France international striker has bagged an impressive 16 goals in all competitions for club and country so far this current campaign, including an emphatic five in his previous three outings for Arsenal.

Those strikes also include a clinical Champions League hat-trick over Olympiakos, which sealed his side’s progression to the knockout stage, so make sure not to miss out on an incredible 7/2 for him to dispatch again in a Gunners win over City during this intriguing Premier League meeting!


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Coral’s top tip: Back Olivier Giroud to fire Arsenal to victory over Manchester City at 7/2, with a £20 max stake.



Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.