Old rivals Manchester United and Arsenal clash at Old Trafford in a much anticipated showdown on Sunday afternoon. Who will get all three points? This article contains our MANCHESTER UTD v ARSENAL betting preview including free predictions, betting tips, probable lineups, enhanced offers, best odds & no deposit free bets on this Premier League fixture!
MANCHESTER UTD v ARSENAL BETTING PREVIEW
Manchester United are currently fifth in the table and six points off the top four, having suffered a dismal league defeat up at relegation-threatened Sunderland last time out. The Red Devils avoided further humiliation in midweek as they progressed in the Europa League hammering 5-1 the Danish minnows after the 2-1 loss in the first leg.
Louis van Gaal will be sweating on the fitness of Anthony Martial for the visit to Arsenal to Old Trafford after he felt his hamstring in the warm-up before Thursday's Europa League match. With Wayne Rooney also expected to be sidelined, 18-year-old Marcus Rashford may have to continue up front. Ander Herrera could also be used in the attacking midfield areas, with Michael Carrick and Morgan Schneiderlin the leading options to start at the base of midfield. David De Gea and Chris Smalling could be back for United after both missed the game against Midtjylland through injury. Phil Jones, Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj and Will Keane are all serious doubts.
After a dramatic win over Leicester City, Arsenal trailed the Foxes by just two points heading into the final 12 games of the season. They have also won just two of their last six league games and need to get all three points here because Leicester have nailed a 1-0 win over Norwich yesterday. The Gunners were beaten 2-0 by Barcelona at Emirates Stadium in Champions League but if they had shown more composure in front of goal they could have easily been at least on level terms when the final whistle blew.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out after picking up a knee injury against Barcelona in midweek, paving the way for Theo Walcott to return to the starting XI with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil looking sure starters in the advanced positions. Gabriel requires a late fitness test ahead of this trip. Should he be ruled out, Per Mertesacker will start next to Laurent Koscielny in central defence. Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky remain out.
Man Utd are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 home matches against Arsenal in all competitions, with 8 victories and 2 draw in the last eight Premier League home meetings with Arsene Wenger's men. Anyway, the Gunners recorded a 3-0 win when they welcomed Man United to the Emirates in the league earlier this season, ending a run of 8 league games without a victory against the Red Devils. Last season's Premier League match at Old Trafford, meanwhile, finished 1-1.
MANCHESTER UTD v ARSENAL PROBABLE LINEUPSMANCHESTER UTD (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Varela, Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Herrera, Schneiderlin; Depay, Mata, Lingard; Rashford
ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Ramsey, Coquelin; Walcott, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud
MANCHESTER UTD v ARSENAL ODDS
|AMNCHESTER UTD||11.00 with||Bet £10, win £110.00|
|THE DRAW||3.38 with||Bet £10, win £33.80|
|ARSENAL||11.00 with||Bet £10, win £110.00|