Manchester United Vs Arsenal – Match Preview and Betting Tips

Undisputedly the most anticipated fixture of the month, Manchester United are set to face Arsenal in Premier League, who currently sit on top of the table, though United have a game in hand.

Read the match preview below and receive betting tips and odds for the clash at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Arsenal.

Match Preview

As you would expect, the aggressive nature of these two teams has led to a few harsh words being thrown about by players. A good example is Evra’s definition of the emirates, as a training center having not won anything since 2005, and Nasri’s retort, saying Manchester United are not daunting an opposition anymore since the exit of Ronaldo and Tevez.

Having said this, the two teams clearly respect one another, which will likely see early on in the game, when nervousness is bound to get the better of players.
Manchester United is currently boasting of the fitness return of Scholes and Ferdinand, while Fletcher is also likely to make the starting eleven. Scholes, the midfield pass-master is the man to watch, as his cross-field long passes to the attack leads to goals more often than not, and be the deciding factor in this match.

Rooney and Berbatov are likely to make the attacking front for United, while ‘Chicharito’ may sit this one out for the time being. His input may be required later, if United secure an early lead or fall behind. Other possible starters includes Rafael, Vidic, Evra, Anderson and Nani.

Arsenal on the other hand also has a strong team to deal with United, though Fabregas and Diaby have but a small chance of playing. Other injuries on the arsenal side include Gibbs and Djourou and their participation in this game is also uncertain. In addition Clichy is doubtful with a virus, which mean Wenger are likely to start Ebue.

Nasri is the man to watch on this Arsenal side following his goal scoring spree recently. To back him up from midfield are Song, Wilshere and Denilson, while Arshavin and Chamakh will be the attacking side. The defense will be formed by Squillaci and Koscielny in the mid with Sagna and Ebue as the backs.

Betting Tip for Manchester United vs Arsenal

Manchester United must be considered the favorites for this match, which is currently prevailing in the bookies odds as well. The sides have played each other 43 times before with United winning 17 and Arsenal winning 14, while 11 matches ended up with a draw.

Recent encounters paint a somewhat different picture though, as Manchester United are undefeated in the last five games against the Gunners and have won four of them. In addition Arsenal went home without points in 7 out of the 9 latest games at Trafford.

However Arsenal have actually performed very well away this season in the Premier League and does seem to play more freely away from Emirates. This said, we don’t believe they can take anything home from encounter, as United is at least one class better than any opposition Arsenal have faced this season.

Our betting tip will be Manchester United to win.

Match odds

Bookmakers Home Draw Away Betting Bonus Get Bonus
Betfair Sports Betting 1.95 3.70 4.50
£25
Party Bets 1.90 3.40 4.00
€30
ladbrokes Sports Betting 2.00 3.40 3.75
£10
William Hill Sports Betting 2.00 3.40 3.75
£25

All odds are at the time of writing and may change before kick off.


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