Unibet offer 2/1 odds on Arsenal to beat Manchester United 2019-09-3028th September 2019 / lee
The big clash of the Premier League comes from Old Trafford on Monday evening. It will see home team Manchester United attempting to pull themselves out of a slump which has seen them win only three of seven games in all competitions this season. They haven’t been up to par and trail Arsenal by three points in the league. Could this be a great time for the Gunners to pay a visit to the northwest and bag three points against a potential top-four rival? The odds on Arsenal to beat Manchester United to beat Arsenal are at 2/1* (Betting Odds were taken from Unibet on September 27th, 2019 at 3:34 p.m.)
Manchester United v Arsenal Betting Odds*
Manchester United 11/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 27th, 2019 at 3:34 p.m.)
Gunners can bring the heat
The threat of the Gunners will be in what they can produce as an attacking unit. It is not as if they are going to pay a visit to Old Trafford and run a tight ship at the back. In fact, their defence has been very poor, conceding at least two goals in each of their last four games. But they look a look more threatening and potent up front than what United do.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has scored six goals this season for the Gunners in the EPL. That’s just two fewer than what Manchester United have managed as a squad. So if Arsenal can get the balls into him, then they are going to be in with a very good shout of winning this game. They are missing Alexandre Lacazette through injury but have Nicolas Pepe and impressive youngster Bukayo Saka could feature.
Arsenal can shake off away day troubles
It’s been no real secret that Arsenal have been struggling away from home in the Premier League for the last couple of seasons. This season they are W1 D1 L1 on their travels. The Gunners have lost three of their last six on the road, but they are on a four-match scoring streak on their travels at least. By no strength of the imagination are they a reliable road team.
But on the balance of things, for their trip to Old Trafford, with Manchester United looking well out of sorts, it adds to the value of Arsenal pulling off an upset in this fixture. The Gunners have drawn two of their last three league visits to Old Trafford (L1) and they did bank four points against the Red Devils last season. So maybe the away win could just happen in this one.
Goals expected at Old Trafford?
If you picture a high scoring game coming, then you would imagine that would suit Arsenal more. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last five Premier League games so there is that trend there. The Gunners themselves have scored at least two goals in four of their last five league games and in their last three on the bounce.
So it all adds up. Four of the last five meetings between the two rivals in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals. Three of the last four league fixtures at Old Trafford have gone over the goal line as well. With United not having a recognised number nine in their team, a wide-open shootout will suit Arsenal better.
Manchester United’s lack of threat
United have lost two of their last four league games. Last weekend they went down without a fight 2-0 at West Ham. Then in midweek, they couldn’t get the better of Rochdale at Old Trafford over 90 minutes in an EFL Cup tie. United got the job done on penalties and while they weren’t at full strength, players like Paul Pogba, Daniel James and Juan Mata took part.
It was tactically where they were short. The Red Devils just don’t have an out and out striker, instead of relying on the pace from their youngsters. They will be missing Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial so their attacking line up has been further depleted. It probably means that 17-year-old Mason Greenwood is going to get a start because United really don’t have any other options. Even though he played in midweek on a return from injury, Paul Pogba remains a doubt for this one.
The odds on Arsenal to beat Manchester United at 2/1 with Unibet are well worth considering* (Betting Odds were taken from Unibet on September 27th, 2019 at 3:34 p.m.). United look short of creativity in the middle of the park and don’t have a real goal-getter in their side. Arsenal are weaker defensively but can steal the show with their greater attacking threat. Arsenal to win.
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