Manchester City may be six points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal, but they clearly enter the high-profile clash in better spirits than their opponents.
The Citizens had an extra day of rest following the impressive 3-2 triumph over Bayern Munich and with several key men rested in midweek, this should give them the upper hand.
Meanwhile, Manchester City are the only Premier League side with a 100% home record, having won all seven fixtures at Etihad, scoring 29 and conceding 2 goals.
And despite his side scoring goals for fun at the moment, boss Manuel Pellegrini believes there is still plenty of room for improvement.
“When I was at Real Madrid we had some important attacking players and this season we’re scoring a lot of goals and missing a lot of chances as well.
“It’s not that we have five attacks and score five times. We’re having ten attacks and scoring five so we can continue to score more.”
With David Silva returning into action, the Citizens have got to be considered favourites for the win, especially as Arsenal seem to be struggling for form at the moment. The Gunners are 15/4 to upset the odds and win at Etihad.