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Premier League – Manchester United vs Arsenal: Betting Preview

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Cristiano Ronaldo will look forward to break his goalscoring drought against an age-old rival as Manchester United meet Arsenal in the Premier League tonight.

Manchester United will host this midweek Premier League fixture as their age-old rivals Arsenal look to get the better of their opponents tonight. The history between the Red Devils and the Gunners has always indicated fewer amount of goals, and a nerve-racking battle on the field.

Michael Carrick will hope to unleash Cristiano Ronaldo in today’s meeting as the Portuguese star will look to break the silence over his goalscoring record against Arsenal. Even though Ronaldo has racked numerous goals against different Premier League clubs, he has only scored one goal against the Gunners, in April 2008.

Mikel Arteta’s side will hope to capitalise on their recent win over Newcastle, having found their form lately in the English top-flight. They stand fifth in the league table with 23 points just below West Ham. On the other hand, Manchester United have slipped to the 10th position, with a terrible season so far. Although, they look to bounce back after a pleasing draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea last time out.

Stats and facts for Manchester United and Arsenal.

Facts are calculated for Premier League

  • Manchester United did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Manchester United did not win the last 4 matches in a row at home;
  • Manchester United conceded in the last 16 of 18 matches;
  • Manchester United conceded the last 11 matches in a row at home.
  • Arsenal has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • Arsenal scored in the last 8 of 10 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Arsenal’s last 3 of 5 matches.

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Current form — Manchester United v. Arsenal

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

The Devils look to bring out the best

Results have been pretty disappointing for the Red Devils as they have not performed according to their standards. Manchester United have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. Against Watford, they came out empty-handed in a 4-1 defeat, whereafter they avenged themselves in a 2-0 win against Villarreal. Their latest match saw them sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

The Gunners continue consistent form

Arsenal keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. They beat Newcastle at home by 2-0 in the Premier League in their latest meeting. Before that, they managed to claim victory over Watford at Emirates Stadium followed by a thumping 4-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

Manchester United v. Arsenal — fixture history

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Don’t expect goals

Manchester United and Arsenal had to settle for a point each in their most recent Premier League match which finished with a 0-0 scoreline. Depending on your betting strategy, another draw will no doubt spike up your next accumulator. Occasionally fans are treated to a high scoring encounter, but generally, their matches tend to be rather shy on goals with 7 of the previous 10 going under 2.5 goals. Arsenal go into the match with a 4-4-2 advantage against Manchester United in the Premier League.

Full Time Betting

Manchester United are considered favourites to win by most observers of the game. The best price you will find on a home win is 2.00, as bookies believe Manchester United have a 50% chance of beating Arsenal. If you fancy a draw on your accumulator, there are odds at 3.60 on offer, while an away win for Arsenal is priced at 3.75. Manchester United claimed a modest 3 wins from their previous 10 home league matches. They split the points with the visiting team 2 times, whilst losing 5 times. Arsenal won 6 of their last 10 away league games while drawing 1 time. They were left with 3 defeats out of a possible 10.

Arsenal will be optimistic about getting on the scoreboard on Thursday. Manchester United managed a measly 0 clean sheet in the previous 10 league games on home soil. The visitors fought their way to 6 clean sheets in their last 10 away games.


BTTS 1.65 vs 2.25 The last 10 home league games for Manchester United averaged 3.6 goals per game with BTTS paying out 7 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Arsenal, the average total goals were 2.4 with 1 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.


Over/Under Betting

The bookies seem to think this match will see plenty of goals and betting on over 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.73. A price that equals a 58% chance of this match seeing a minimum of 3 goals. Should you prefer a low scoring bet your best odds are 2.00 for under 2.5 goals. Manchester United’s last 10 home league games saw an average of 3.6 goals per match. 6 of Manchester United’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Arsenal’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.4 goals per game. 5 of Arsenal’s last 10 away matches went over 2.5 goals.

Primary Goal Scorer

Without a doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo is the fan favourite for tonight’s clash along with Jadon Sancho who scored a clever solo goal for the Red Devils at Chelsea last weekend. On the other side, Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and midfield sensation Emile Smith-Rowe could be capable of producing goals this evening at Old Trafford.