This Wednesday night we have a cracker as two of the big boys and fierce rivals meet up at Old Trafford as Manchester United host Arsenal! Manchester United have had a very disappointing season and have recently dropped a lot of points again meaning that they’re coming into this game on poor form and in desperate need of a win. Meanwhile Arsenal are riding a 19 game unbeaten run and are coming off their biggest win of the season having beaten their biggest rivals Tottenham 4-2! Arsenal are clearly the better side this season but we all know how much they struggle at Old Trafford however there can’t be a better chance to win here than now. Can Arsenal continue their strong season with another big win or will United put an end to an unbeaten run and grab a much needed win of their own? Here’s all the tips and facts that you need.
Man Utd are winless in 3 straight league games. 2D 1L.
Man Utd are yet to beat a big side this season losing to Man City, Spurs and drawing with Chelsea. They’ve conceded 8 goals and 2+ in each game against big teams.
Man Utd have the 5th worst defensive record in the league with 23 goals allowed. Only the bottom 3 and 16th Cardiff have worse defensive records.
On average there are 3.2 goals scored in Man Utd’s games in the league. 11 overs 3 unders (2.5 total).
Anthony Martial is United’s top scorer in the league with 6 goals.
Man Utd have only kept 2 clean sheets in 14 league games.
Arsenal are unbeaten in 19 straight games. 15W 4D. They’ve won their last 3.
On average there are more goals seen in Arsenal’s games than any other teams in the league with 3.6. 7 overs 7 unders (3.5 total).
On average there are 4.3 goals scored in Arsenal’s away games this season in the league.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has 8 goals in his last 7 League apps for Arsenal and is the only player in the league with 10 goals this season.
Arsenal are yet to lead at half time in the league. 10D 4L.
Arsenal have scored 24 goals in the 2nd half and just 8 in the first half.
Arsenal are the 2nd highest scoring team in the league with 32 goals (half of those came away from home despite playing 2 less away games).
Arsenal have not won a league game at Old Trafford since 2006. Due.
Manchester United: United are coming into this game with a big injury bug. Lindelof and Alexis are both officially out, left back Luke Shaw is Doubtful while Bailly and Smalling will likely have to pass late fitness tests and on top of that Ashley Young is suspended. Going forward they’re pretty healthy but at the back it’s clear as day that they’re depleted like crazy, on Saturday Mourinho had to use 2 midfielders in a back 3 which just sums it up right now for them. They absolutely need Bailly and Smalling back in this here. Dalot and Rojo will likely start at full backs in place of Young and Shaw.
Arsenal: Arsenal are missing Granit Xhaka with a suspension so expect Guenduozi to come in for him. Furthermore Koscielny could make it to the team for the first time this season but won’t start given how long he missed and Monreal is a possibility here but Kolasinac will likely still start ahead. Ozil missed the game against Spurs and is doubtful as he’s still feeling pain therefore could be out again. Ramsey and Lacazette came off the bench on Sunday and made a huge impact so they’ll be looking to start over Iwobi and Mkhitaryan up top alongside Aubameyang. Emery has a good selection headache coming up for this game.
Betting Tips and Predictions
Arsenal is the best bet here. Arsenal are playing amazing football, currently on a massive high and even with that we’ve got them as underdogs against a poor, injury riddled Man Utd side. United’s awful defending is going to bite them here big time against the 2nd best attack in the league. Arsenal to win at odds of 3.00 is a great value bet, even the 0.0 handicap at 2.14 looks great. Over 3 goals is the next pick. Arsenal’s away games are incredible high scoring, United look all over the place defensively but are decent going forward and with the missing defenders they have this can only surely be a goal fest. Red hot Aubameyang is priced to score at 2.48 which is our final pick. We’re looking at a 1-3 win for the Gunners here.
Match Odds (Unibet)
Manchester United Win – 2.45
Draw – 3.55