Manchester United will face a watershed moment in its season when it travels to the Emirates Stadium this weekend to take on Arsenal. A loss for United would open up a significant lead for City in the title chase, and would give Arsenal some credibility mid way through an under-par season.
Manchester United has had the upper hand against Arsenal in recent seasons, with seven wins against the Gunners. Arsenal have claimed two victories against United, and one match has ended in a draw.
Man United’s last trip to the Emirates ended in defeat, with Arsenal grinding out a 1-0 win.
Arsenal comes into this critical match following a bad knock to their confidence after a 3-2 away loss to Swansea City. That result left Arsenal with two wins, two defeats and a single draw to show for their last five matches.
Arsenal have scored 6 goals in their last five matches. Defence has also been underperforming with 6 goals conceded during the same run of fixtures.
Manchester United, meanwhile, has recovered from two consecutive losses in the Premiership with victories over Man City in the FA Cup and Bolton in the Premier League. These results leave United with three wins and two defeats from five fixtures.
Manchester United has scored at an impressive rate, with 13 goals put away in five matches. It has been defence that has let the side down, with 8 goals conceded during the same period.
This match is a real coin toss, with either team capable of taking it. United has the benefit of good recent form coming into this fixture, while Arsenal has home advantage and its memories of beating United at the Emirates last season.
One thing we don’t expect from this encounter is a low score. Neither team is defending well, and United’s strikers are scoring at a rate of almost 3 goals a game.
Our Arsenal vs. Manchester United betting tip is therefore to go with a bet on over 2.75 goals being scored in this match in the over/under goals betting markets at Bet365.
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