Arsenal travel to Old Trafford on Sunday, with the Gunners looking to give long-serving manager Arsene Wenger his final win over his ever-present rivals Manchester United. Looking for value in the Manchester United vs. Arsenal odds? Read on to inform your Manchester United vs. Arsenal prediction.
A look at the Manchester United vs. Arsenal odds
Manchester United go into Sunday’s fixture as clear favourites, with the odds giving them a 67% chance of taking all three points.
The odds are also pointing to goals, with over two goals priced at 1.371*; unsurprising seeing as the last five meetings between the two have had at least two goals (all comps).
Manchester United vs. Arsenal stats: What you need to know
Time: Sunday, April 29, 16.30 GMT
Venue: Old Trafford
- There have been over 2.5 goals in Arsenal’s last seven Premier League games
- Manchester United have won six of their last seven Premier League games
- Manchester United scored at least two goals in six of their last seven Premier League games
- Arsenal have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five games (all comps)
Inform your Manchester United vs. Arsenal prediction
With both sides having little left to play for in the Premier League and alternative silverware to focus on, squad rotation could be likely.
Arsenal host Atletico Madrid both the Thursday before and after this fixture in a possibly season-defining game. It is now the only way they can qualify for next season’s Champions League - with a new manager walking through the door in the Summer, being in the World’s most illustrious club competition could be the draw they need to get the bigger names.
Arsene Wenger has given Premier League games to fringe players like Reiss Nelson, Rob Holding and Joe Willock in the past weeks, so it will be surprising to see the strongest of Arsenal teams line up at Old Trafford on Sunday.
They will likely start January signing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang however, as he is ineligible to play in the Europa League. The Gabonese striker has scored five and assisted three in his last three appearances for the Gunners, and has struck an impressive partnership with Alexandre Lacazette, who has scored three in his last two. It is is unlikey Wenger will start with the French International, however, with such important games sandwiching Sunday’s clash.
After their semi-final victory against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, Manchester United now have an FA Cup final to focus on.
That final is on the April 19 however, and not as immediate of a worry for Jose Mourinho, who will want to get one final win over his long-time rival. The likelihood is that Manchester United will still start close to a full-strength squad on Sunday, and begin resting players for the cup final in May.
Alexis Sanchez will also look to perform against his old club, who, after a shaky start to his time in Manchester is finally starting to show his worth.
The Chilean has scored two, assisted two and won two man of the match awards in his last four games (all comps), and an enticing tie against the club that brought him to the Premier League may bring the best out of a player who normally thrives on the big occasion.
Manchester United vs. Arsenal betting: Where is the value?
With Arsenal’s focus on the Europa League midweek games, it is difficult to look past a Manchester United win at Old Trafford.
It is a game that Arsene Wenger would love to win, particularly as he has won just two of his 18 matches against United’s manager. Nevertheless, the enticement of winning his first European competition with Arsenal is much more important than a win at Old Trafford.
A -0.75 handicap at 1.564* on Manchester United to take all three points on Sunday could be a safe bet, as fatigue and a weakened lineup may hinder Arsenal’s chances.
It is a fixture that has offered goals in the past, and with both strike forces hitting form and, in particular, Arsenal showing real difficulties keeping clean sheets, goals should be on the cards on Sunday. Over 2.5 goals currently stands at 1.833* and could offer value.