The reigning Premier League champions Manchester City begin the defence of their title with a trip to Arsenal. Opta presents the statistical analysis.
"Manchester City are unbeaten in their last nine opening Premier League fixtures (W8 D1), winning the last seven in a row."
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last nine opening Premier League fixtures (W8 D1), winning the last seven in a row. They are 1.9720/21 to win.
Arsenal are without a victory in their last five league meetings with Manchester City (D2 L3), and have won just two of their last 12 against the Citizens (D5 L5). The draw is 3.953/1.
At the Emirates, Arsenal have enjoyed just one win in their last six league clashes with Man City (D3 L2). City are 1.4740/85 in the Draw No Bet market.
This will be the first time Arsenal and Man City have met on the opening day of the season since 1994-95, when the Gunners won 3-0 at Highbury under George Graham. Arsenal are 4.1 to roll back the years.
The reigning Premier League champions have lost their opening game in each of the last two campaigns - this has never happened in three consecutive seasons in English top-flight history. Arsenal are 3.052/1 in the Draw No Bet market.
Arsenal have received six red cards in Premier League opening weekend fixtures, more than any other side. The odds of there being a sending off in the match are 5.59/2.
Manchester City have won 17 of their last 20 away Premier League games (D2 L1), including the last six in a row. They are 2.982/1 to win half-time/full-time.
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 149 top-flight league goals (98 at Borussia Dortmund, 37 at St Etienne, 10 at Arsenal, 2 at Monaco and 2 at Lille). Since his debut in the big 5 European leagues in August 2009, only eight players have scored more than the Gabonese forward. Aubameyang is 2.68/5 to score.
Pep Guardiola and Unai Emery met 10 times in all competitions during their spells in Spain, with Guardiola never losing in those meetings (W6 D4 L0). The draw half-time/Manchester City full-time double result is 5.04/1.
Including caretakers, four of the last five managers to take charge of Arsenal have won their first league game at the helm, with the exception being Bruce Rioch (1-1 vs Middlesbrough in August 1995). Arsenal are 2.021/1 in the Double Chance market.