MAN UNITED have struggled to beat poor sides recently and I don’t see them taking care of Arsenal tonight.
Louis van Gaal’s men remain in the Premier League top four but wins such as the midweek one at Newcastle have been solid rather than spectacular.
Maybe the Dutchman will try to play “the Man Utd way” next season but for now it’s about results and one loss in 10 shows the Old Trafford men are tough to beat.
Arsenal are a bit more easy on the eye but prone to some being turned over as they were by Monaco in the Champions League.
Their record against United is poor – six defeats in a row at Old Trafford and they went down at the Emirates earlier this season. Head-to-head favours United, form is on Arsenal’s side – so for me it could be a draw at 5-2 with McBookie and BetVictor.
Bookies rate United favourites with BetVictor and William Hill offering a best 6-4 while the same firms are a biggest 2-1 on the Gunners.
That’s good news if you believe Arsenal will avoid defeat as draw no bet you can have 11-10 with bet365 and BetVictor.
Robin van Persie misses out against his former side through injury so best chance of a United goal could come from Wayne Rooney who is 5-1 at William Hill to break the deadlock.
Oliver Giroud has banged in five goals in five games while Alexis Sanchez ended a run of seven appearances without a goal against QPR in midweek. Giroud is 21-10 at Ladbrokes to score with Sanchez 23-10 at McBookie.
Seven of the last nine meetings between the sides have been under 2.5 goals – one of the others was 8-2 United – and I can see another low scorer.
Under 2.5 goals
Arsenal draw no bet
(11-10, bet365, BetVictor)