Manchester United v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 30th September 2019

Can the Gunners raid Old Trafford?

Manchester United v Arsenal Betting Tips – Premier League, 30th September 8.00pm

A clash of huge importance in the context of the race for a top-four finish this season. It’s early doors, but Arsenal holds a three-point advantage over the Red Devils in the standings. United suffered a tame defeat last weekend and their performances have been well below par. It’s been only one win in their last five league games. Can they beat the Gunners? Read our predictions for Manchester United v Arsenal.

Manchester United v Arsenal Betting Odds*

1 X 2
11/8 5/2 19/10

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Manchester United News and Form – Can United beat Arsenal?

It hasn’t been the easiest of seasons for Manchester United. Last weekend they visited West Ham and lost 2-0 there, barely putting up any fight in the fixture. They copped a lot of criticism for that. The result in London leaves them at W2 D2 L2 this season in the Premier League and the two defeats have happened in their last four (W1 D1). At Old Trafford, the Red Devils are W2 L1 and those two wins over Chelsea and Leicester were with a clean sheet.

It has been an average of two goals per home game from United, helped along by their 4-0 win over Chelsea. Two-thirds of the goals that they have scored at Old Trafford have come in the second half of the game. Eight of United’s last ten games in the top flight have ended under 2.5 goals. The Red Devils have netted the opening goal in four of their six league games in this campaign, winning at half time in the same number. Across all competitions this season, United have taken three wins in eight games (90 minutes).

Paul Pobga did play in their midweek EFL Cup tie against Rochdale at Old Trafford (United winning on a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw) but is a doubt still for this one because of an ankle problem. United will expect to be without Anthony Martial and Marcus Rasfhord as well. Mason Greenwood may well get a start up front because United don’t really have any other options with no out and out striker at the club. Heading into the weekend, only two teams had conceded fewer goals than United for the season.

Manchester United v Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal took four points in last season’s league meetings with United
Manchester United beat Arsenal in last season’s FA Cup
Both teams have scored in five of the last seven EPL fixtures
Two of the last three league meetings at United have ended in a draw

Key-Facts – Manchester United v Arsenal

  • Manchester United have won 3 of 8 games in all competitions
  • Arsenal have won 4 of their last 13 away EPL games
  • The Gunners have scored at least two goals in four of their last five EPL games

 

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal dug themselves out of a big hole last weekend. They fought back from being 2-1 down at home against Aston Villa to take a 3-2 win, and that was with ten men as well. But it papered over the defensive cracks that they have. Twice in the game at the Emirates Arsenal had fallen behind. But they did show character in not falling apart after Ainsley Maitland-Niles was sent off before half time. The win moved Arsenal to W3 D2 L1 this season.

Arsenal have no clean sheet in any of their last five fixtures. They have shipped at least two goals in each of their last four. So it is their defence which is a huge problem for them. But they have goals in them. Arsenal have scored at least two goals in each of their last five games in all competitions. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has six league goals for the Gunners this season. Each of their last five EPL games have ended over 2.5 goals.

Arsenal are missing the injured Alexandre Lacazette, but boss Unai Emery saw a much-changed side thrash Nottingham Forest 5-0 in the EFL Cup in midweek. So they have options like Bukyako Saka and Reiss Nelson who could come in. Arsenal have been struggling away from home in league games for a while now. They have lost three of their last six road games in the top flight, winning only four of their last sixteen. Arsenal are W1 D1 L1 so far on their travels this season.

Manchester United v Arsenal Tips & Odds

Arsenal to win outright at 19/10
Over 3.5 goals at 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 27th, 2019 at 3:34 p.m.)

Manchester United v Arsenal Predictions

Arsenal to win: The away win does have some appeal in this fixture. That is because neither defence here is good, but Arsenal carry a far bigger attacking threat than the Red Devils do. United just look short of quality and energy all over the pitch. Arsenal to win.


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