Wednesday 5 December, kick-off 8pm
Old Trafford – Premier League
It’s not the table-topping clash of old, but this Premier League preview between Manchester United and Arsenal still promises to be a fascinating encounter. Jose Mourinho is under mounting pressure, while it’s the complete opposite for Unai Emery after Sunday’s north London derby victory.
Each of the last five games between these two teams at Old Trafford have seen both teams to score predictions pay out. A repeat of that is 1/2, with the score draw priced at 7/2 with Betfair. Our Man United vs Arsenal prediction is a 1-1 draw and that’s available at 13/2.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became the first Premier League player to reach double figures when he scored his 10th goal of the season with a delicious equaliser against Tottenham. The Arsenal striker is 11/2 with William Hill to break the deadlock, like he did with his first against Spurs. Aubameyang is 7/4 in the anytime market, and 38/1 to score first in a 1-1 draw.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score first
Arsenal haven’t beaten United away in the Premier League since Emmanuel Adebayor hit a late winner in this fixture just over 12 years ago. That gave the Gunners a 1-0 victory, and they are 14/1 with bet365 to win by the same margin in your football score predictions. If you want football tips with big odds, add Aubameyang as the scorer for 33/1.
Arsenal to win 1-0
What’s the story with Man United vs Arsenal?
Is Man United vs Arsenal on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on BT Sport.
What happened last time? Former United man Henrikh Mkhitaryan cancelled out Paul Pogba’s opener when the teams met at Old Trafford in April, but Marouane Fellaini scored an injury-time winner for United.
What are the Man United vs Arsenal odds? Manchester United are the 6/4 favourites with Betway, while Arsenal are 2/1 in your Premier League predictions. The draw’s priced at 13/5.
Remember that time…Arsenal won the league, United hammered the Gunners 8-2, Fabregas threw pizza at Fergie, and Wenger ended up in the crowd? Meetings between these teams at Old Trafford have rarely been dull over the years.
Team news and form
Last six: WWLDWD
United’s captain for much of the season, Ashley Young, is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season at the weekend. Antonio Valencia is a doubt, along with fellow defenders Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian. Victor Lindelof misses out with a thigh problem, while former Gunner Alexis Sanchez is out until the new year with a hamstring injury. Marcus Rashford also faces a late fitness test.
Last six: DDDWWW
The visitors also have some problems in defensive positions. Nacho Monreal and Konstantinos Mavropanos are both injured, while Shkodran Mustafi has a knock and Laurent Koscielny is lacking match fitness. Granit Xhaka is suspended after his booking against Spurs, while Mesut Ozil missed the derby with a back injury. He’s a doubt for these Man United vs Arsenal predictions, while there’s no potential return date yet for ex-United player Danny Welbeck following his broken ankle.
Man United vs Arsenal prediction, preview and betting tips
Another week, another poor result and another row with a big player. Jose Mourinho’s relationship with Paul Pogba appears to be worse than ever, and the atmosphere at Old Trafford is becoming more toxic all the time. In the circumstances, Manchester United could do without a game against an Arsenal side on a real high.
Man United are 6/4 in your football predictions for this midweek round of Premier League fixtures. The Red Devils came back from two goals down to claim a point at Southampton on Saturday, but that’s still a disappointing result against a team in the relegation zone. With United already eight points behind the fourth-placed Gunners, Mourinho’s side can’t afford to lose this game.
The visitors are 2/1 in your Man United vs Arsenal betting tips, and that would be a second huge result in a matter of days. The Gunners showed plenty of character to blow Tottenham away in the second half of the north London derby. Unai Emery needs the same level of performance from his players here. If they produce it, they’ll have every chance of winning a first Premier League match at Old Trafford since 2006.
The draw is 13/5 and that could be an attractive Man United v Arsenal prediction. Despite their troubles, the Red Devils remain relatively strong at Old Trafford. They’ve only lost twice at home since Manchester City beat them last December, while Arsenal have lost seven of their last nine Premier League matches at Old Trafford. The Gunners are in good form, but a point would still be a decent enough result for them.
Romelu Lukaku is the 11/2 favourite for the first goal, in spite of his Old Trafford goal drought. The Belgian scored at Southampton on Saturday, but hasn’t netted at home since March. This would be the perfect stage to end that run. Alexandre Lacazette is available at 6/1 in your first goalscorer predictions, after he put Arsenal into a 3-2 lead against Spurs on Sunday. That was the French striker’s sixth Premier League goal of the campaign.
Oli is a passionate football man, who despite being the wrong side of 30, still turns out every week for his beloved Trafford United. Also a Manchester United supporter, Oli is an experienced writer with a strong background in the sports betting market.