Football: Man City slight favourites at Arsenal despite poor record

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla shoots to score the opening goal against Manchester City during the FA Community Shield on Aug 10, 2014. English champions City will have to rectify a poor away record at Arsenal, if they are to bounce back from a surpris
Arsenal's Santi Cazorla shoots to score the opening goal against Manchester City during the FA Community Shield on Aug 10, 2014. English champions City will have to rectify a poor away record at Arsenal, if they are to bounce back from a surprise Premier League defeat by Stoke before the international break. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - English football champions Manchester City will have to rectify a poor away record at Arsenal, if they are to bounce back from a surprise Premier League defeat by Stoke before the international break.

They have won only one of 17 previous Premier League games away to the Gunners - a 2-0 victory in 2013.

Leading bookmakers William Hill, however, make City slight favourites at 7-5 with Arsenal at 7-4 and a draw at 13-5.

New Arsenal signing Danny Welbeck is 13-2 to open the scoring on his debut.

Manchester United are yet to win under new manager Louis van Gaal, picking up only two points from their first three Premier League games, but they are huge favourites to get up and running against Queens Park Rangers, who are one spot above them in 13th, on Sunday.

United have won 10 and lost none of their 12 previous Premier League meetings with QPR, while the West Londoners have not kept a clean sheet against United since September 1992.

New United striker Radamel Falcao is 13-5 favourite to open the scoring on his debut for the club.

United are 2-7 to win, while the visitors are 9-1 to pull off a surprise victory.