With a 3-2 road win over West Bromwich last week, Manchester City remained undefeated and improved to 9-0-1 on the season. The English Premier League's current top team will face a tough test this Sunday at home against Arsenal.
Manchester City, heavy chalk on the EPL championship odds, is a -260 home favorite over Arsenal (+650 to win, +395 to draw) at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Arsenal is one of the few teams in the Premier League that has been able to achieve consistent success against Manchester City in recent seasons, boasting a 4-1-4 record in the last nine meetings between the two clubs.
At 6-3-1, Arsenal currently sits in the fifth spot on the EPL table and could use a favorable result against an elite team to set the tone for the rest of the season.
In another battle between two top-five teams on Sunday, Chelsea is a slight favorite at +145 hosting Manchester United (+205 to win, +210 to draw). Chelsea has dominated this rivalry in recent years with a 7-1-5 record in its last 13 games against Manchester United.
This has been an up-and-down season for a Chelsea club that is coming into this game off an ugly 1-0 loss at Bournemouth in league play and a 3-0 loss to Roma in the Champions League Group Stage. Manchester United is coming off a strong 1-0 result over Tottenham last Saturday.
Tottenham is also in action on Sunday as a -385 favorite hosting Crystal Palace (+1000 to win, +475 to draw). Since kicking off the season 0-7 and being outscored 17-0 through its first seven league games, Crystal Palace is 1-1-1 over its last three, including a win over Chelsea and an equal number of goals scored and surrendered with four apiece.
Tottenham sits at third on the EPL table with a 6-2-2 record and has a strong opportunity in this game to earn three points and potentially gain some ground.
Saturday's English Premier League card includes West Ham United (+425) vs. Liverpool (-165 to win, +310 to draw) and Southampton (-160) vs. Burnley (+525 to win, +280 to draw). In 54 all-time meetings between Burnley and Southampton, the two teams are tied 20-20-14 against one another.