The most exciting duel in the game week 15 of the Premier League is the clash between Manchester United and Arsenal. The two have always been big rivals, but this time, their match may be even more exciting. The reason is that Arsenal are in a great run, while Man United play at the Old Trafford, where a big majority of 76k supporters will be cheering for them. So, what to expect from this game? Find out in Manchester United vs Arsenal prediction & betting tips!
The Red Devils haven’t been playing too well this season and their form seems to refuse to improve. After beating Everton, Bournemouth, and even Juventus, Man United lost to their city rivals, which probably upset their players quite a lot. After that game, they played two draws in the Premier League, against Crystal Palace and Southampton.
And because of all this, Manchester United are at the 7th position in the table. Obviously, it’s not good, but they can drop down even further, as there are several teams breathing by their neck. This means that the pressure is high on the Red Devils to win at least a point on Wednesday evening.
The Red Devils do have a pretty decent squad, but they have been really disastrous at the back. In fact, with 23 goals allowed, Man United are the 6th-worst team in the league. Unfortunately for them, their attack hasn’t been that good to aliment for their defensive problems. Actually, they scored only 22 goals so far, which is fewer than what they allowed.
The only thing that gives them optimism ahead of the game with Arsenal is that the match is played at their stadium. And that’s the place where they won 11 points in 6 rounds. And that’s also the place where they have a pretty good record against Arsenal. Man United won 7 out of 9 previous Premier Leagues against Arsenal played at the Old Trafford.
The Gunners are without a single defeat since August, counting all competitions. And most of the games they played since summer were convincing wins. Because of their good run, they’re now at the 4th place on the Premier League table. They’re hoping to stay there or get even higher, but for that, they need to continue playing well.
Their schedule looks difficult, but they seem to have no problems with that. Last weekend, they played against Tottenham and managed to beat the Spurs 4:2. That victory surely gives them a lot of boost for the game in the North of England.
The Gunners have a bad head-to-head history with Manchester United, but the games they lost against the Red Devils happened when Arsene Wenger was in charge. Now, Unai Emery is leading the team and he’s confident his team can win big matches such as this one.
Manchester United absentees:
- Ashley Young (suspension)
- Victor Lindelof (injury)
- Alexis Sanchez (injury)
- Matteo Darmian (injury)
- Granit Xhaka (suspension)
- Danny Welbeck (injury)
- Nacho Monreal (injury)
- Konstantinos Mavropanos (injury)
De Gea – Baily, Smalling, Valencia, Shaw – Matic, Herrera, Fellaini – Mata, Martial, Lukaku
Leno – Mustafi, Holding, Bellerin, Kolasinac – Torreira, Ramsey, Ozil, Mkhitaryan – Lacazette, Aubameyang
Manchester United vs Arsenal Prediction
I think Arsenal are closer to winning this game, even though the game is played at Manchester United’s stadium. And I believe they will be able to put more than one goal behind De Gea’s back.
Manchester United vs Arsenal Betting Tips
- Arsenal @3.00 (bet365)
- Arsenal to Score Over 1.5 Goals @2.15 (Coral)