Arsenal takes on Manchester United in the highlight of this weekend’s Premier League matches, and the game could go either way.
Arsenal vs Manchester United
Saturday November 22, 17:30
Arsenal and Manchester United are perennial favorites to win the Premier League, but this season both of them are almost out of the race. They have a significant gap to close and with Chelsea firing on all cylinders, it is hard to believe that the struggling giants will make a memorable comeback. They need to take it one step at a time and winning tonight could be the first firm step into the right direction.
Arsenal vs Manchester United Betting Advice
Arsenal are narrow margin favorites to win tonight, despite their inconsistency and downright shocking inability of keeping clean sheets. Home pitch advantage doesn’t mean a great deal these days for the Gunners and the permeable defenses could be their undoing this season.
Swansea scored twice against them, just four days after Anderlecht caused one of the most frustrating draws in club history. The Belgian team scored three unanswered goals in the second half, rendering useless the offensive efforts of the first 45 minutes. The fate of their Champions League campaign hangs in the balance, with Arsenal to play a potentially decisive match against Dortmund midweek.
The stakes are as high as they get and another defeat in front of their fans would only erode the already shaky morale. To avoid this, manager Arsene Wenger will be throwing Sanchez and Welbeck into the battle, hoping that the dynamic duo will get the job done. Sanchez exceeded expectations and scored eight goals since being acquired from Barcelona, but the former Manchester United striker only managed to defeat a goaltender on two occasions.
Manchester United can definitely relate to Arsenal’s struggles, as they only managed to win four games this season. On the bright side, they have Radamel Falcao, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie all fit to play for the first time this season. The former only scored once in five games, while the latter are tied with three goals each and the same can be said about Mata, who scored the winning goal two weeks ago against Crystal Palace.
Key match facts
Manchester United has the more offensive starting formation, with three world-class strikers on the pitch.
Two of the last three head to head games at Emirates Stadium ended undecided, with Manchester United winning the third.
Both teams will be playing without five players who are mending their injuries, with most absentees being defenders.
This match could literally go either way and punters should refrain from picking winners and instead focus on the Game Totals market. The odds for over 2.5 goals to be scored sit at 1.75 which makes it a juicy bet given the quality of the strikers expected to play tonight.
Over 2.5 goals to be scored @ 1.75