Manchester United vs Arsenal Match Preview
November 16, 2016
A look at this weekend’s crunch fixture in the Premier League. Bethut looks at the latest odds for the game and when and how you can watch the game.
Arsene Wenger’s side will be travelling up North this Saturday to participate in what is anticipated to be yet another fiercely fought battle between two of the Premier League’s most tactical and emotionally driven managers.
It’ll be the first time since February that Arsenal and Manchester United have met in the league and Wenger’s team will be looking to maintain their consistent run of form in order to keep them within touching distance of the league title.
Arsenal who are indeed in fine form with 4 wins in the past 6 games are currently sitting in 4th place in the table with 6 clear points separating them and Manchester United who currently find themselves down in 6th.
The matchup has only managed a handful of draws in this fixture in the past few years and only two goalless draws in 10 years so be prepared for goals.
Key Stats to Consider
- Man Utd have not lost 12 of their last 13 home matches in the Premier League.
- Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 16 games, winning 12 of them.
- Arsenal have failed to keep a clean sheet in last three matches in all competitions.
- Arsenal have won their last four away league games .
Manchester United: David De Gea, Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford & Anthony Martial
Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both are doubtful through injury and suspension.
Arsenal: Petr Cech, Nacho Monreal, Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscienly, Gabriel Paulista, Francis Coquelin, Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi & Alex Sanchez
Although Man United have an injury-ridden side, many of the bookies still have them as favourites to win at 6/4. £10 on United would bring you £25 back currently.
Arsenal are at a respectable 9/5, and with the injury concerns that United have, it could become a banker very quickly. £10 currently brings back £28.
Although a draw has only happened twice in 10 years in this fixture, its currently at 23/10 with most bookmakers.
Make sure to check out our top free bets and double up on your money.
First Goalscorer Odds
Man United and Arsenal have only shared two goalless draws in the past 10 years. With both sides containing high firepower, there is sure to be goals in the game.
Olivier Giroud, who has been in fine form recently and is the bookies favourite. You can get him at 11/2 at 888sport.
Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez are also favourites with the bookies as both have odds at 11/2 for the first goalscorer.
Here at Bethut we think the first goal will come from a set piece and often in this situation Laurent Koscielny is on the end of the ball. He is at a massive 25/1 with betway this weekend.
Match Special Bets
SkyBet only match special bets currently on:
Man United to score 2+ 1st half goals is at 6/1
Man United to score in the 1st 10 minutes is at 13/2
Arsenal to score in the 1st 10 minutes is at 7/1
Arsenal to score 2+ 1st half goals is at 15/2.
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In Play Tips
Here at Bethut we love an in play bet, we thought that with the predicted action packed game that we would give you our top tips for in play betting.
- Bet with your head not your heart! – Bookies are rarely wrong with there odds so be sure to follow the change in odds for a good estimation on how the game may go.
- Check all the bets available – A favorite of ours is “will there be another goal” market. Its often a great way to guarantee profit.
- Always remember the starting odds! – If an underdog scores early, the favorite will always get a boost on there odds. Be sure to look out for these are they can be good earners!
The game has a lunchtime kick-off this Saturday and will be shown on Sky Sports. Quite frankly it’s a tough game to call. But whichever way it goes make sure you let us know how you got on via our twitter.