Manchester United faces a massive hurdle on its run in to the Premiership title on Sunday when it travels to the Emirates Stadium to take on arch-rivals Arsenal. A win for United would all but seal the Premiership title for the 2010-11 season.
Arsenal has beaten Man United just once in their last ten matches, while eight wins have gone the way of the Red Devils and a single match ended in a draw. United has beaten Arsenal at the Emirates twice during this period.
Manchester United’s most recent visit to the Emirates Stadium produced a 3-1 win for the visiting team.
Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Premiership title have slipped away over recent weeks, with three draws, a win and a loss putting an end to any hopes of silverware being added to the Arsenal trophy cabinet this season.
Arsenal has scored 8 goals over its last five matches. Defence has been letting the side down, with 7 goals conceded during the same period.
Manchester United has managed to hold itself together despite a few wobbles over recent weeks, with three wins, a draw and a loss on record for its last five fixtures. The Red Devils are beginning to rely heavily on their senior players as the end of season approaches and the screws tighten on two fronts.
United looks a bit flat on attack at the moment, with only 5 goals scored over the past five fixtures. Defence continues to keep the club ahead, with just 2 goals conceded during this period.
Arsenal is fielding a virtually full-strength team for this fixture, while United will continue to fight without the services of Berbatov in this fixture, and a great deal of pressure on the more experienced players in the squad.
Arsenal has everything to prove in this fixture, with a consolation win over United the best way for the club to redeem itself for its poor performances over recent weeks. Arsenal won’t show any of the hesitancy we saw from Schalke 04 in the midweek, and are going to show the United defence no respect.
This match looks like it could well go to a draw, and we’d back Arsenal to grind the result. With this in mind our Arsenal vs. Manchester United betting tip is to go with a lay bet on United at Betfair.
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