England Premier League
Sunday 10th March 2019
Kick off at 4.30pm GMT
Venue: Emirates Stadium
A huge game will round up the Premier League fixtures for another week when two great rivals will go head to head, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Arsenal have found form again in the league where they have gone 4 games unbeaten and even though they are 5th they are just a point behind Manchester United. Their last game ended in a decent 1-1 draw away to Tottenham.
However the club will come into this game after they were beaten 3-1 away to Rennes in the 1st leg of their Europa League tie, so it won’t be in ideal conditions, but with United being such a great rival and this game meaning so much for their chances of a top 4 place, The Gunners will be motivated.
Unai Emery’s team have a superb home record where they have lost just 1 game all season, and that was in their first match of the season in a defeat against Manchester City, so the club are unbeaten in 7 months at The Emirates in the league.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stats since becoming Manchester United manager are simply breathtaking, check this out. From 17 games managed he has won 14, drawn 2 and lost just once. Still unbeaten in the league he has a win rate of 82.4%.
United’s complete season turnaround just got better in midweek when they knocked out PSG in the Champions League in stunning fashion even though they had lost the first leg 2-0. They came back in Paris to win 3-1 and went through on away goals.
It almost feels too good to be true and one wonders when or even if the bubble will burst with the club. For now all is well although they will arguably face one of their toughest matches of the season.
On form The Red Devils would be 2nd in the league and away from home they have won their last five games in a row.
Arsenal: Lucas Torreira is the huge miss for Arsenal and he is suspended for 3 games after his sending off against Tottenham
Manchester United: Ander Herrera did have a hamstring injury but is believed to have recovered and will be assessed ahead of the game. Phil Jones could be back after illness although he will be assessed. Jesse Lingard will miss this game through his new hamstring injury, Juan Mata has the same problem. Nemanja Matic is expected to return after his muscle injury. Alexis Sanchez is out with a knee injury. Valencia is 50/50 to return as he has resumed training
Arsenal vs Man Utd Head to Head:
The teams last played at The Emirates in January where United beat Arsenal 3-1.
Earlier in the season the teams drew 2-2 at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have won the last 2 games at Arsenal.
There is a 70% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
6 of the last 7 meetings have seen both teams to score.
Arsenal vs Man Utd Prediction:
This has all the makings of a classic match which should be end to end. Not only do the teams have the usual rivalry but also it is 4th v 5th. United look unstoppable at the moment. Whilst United are away from home they have also had 24hrs extra rest and that could come into contention as the game goes on. The key for Arsenal will be to score early on, if they fail to do so United’s confidence will grow and this could get difficult for The Gunners. Key players for both sides are in good form and can strike on goal. Aubameyang for Arsenal and Lukaku for United. The feeling is this could end in a draw, but is too tight to call so we'll stick to the goals markets.
Arsenal vs Man Utd Betting Tips:
Over 2.5 goals at 1.62
Anytime goalscorer: Romelu Lukaku at 2.70