Kick-off: 2000, 30/09/2019
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: Sky Sports Premier League/Main Event
Manchester United came in for more criticism after another poor away performance in the 2-0 defeat at West Ham.
Arsenal head to Old Trafford buoyed by a come-from-behind 3-2 win at home to Aston Villa having played the whole of the second half with 10 men.
The Gunners have not won in the Premier League at this venue for 13 years but we are backing them to end that run as our opening Man Utd vs Arsenal prediction at 2/1.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United’s reverse at the London Stadium last Sunday means they have won just once in the top flight since the opening day.
Andriy Yarmolenko gave the hosts the lead and Aaron Cresswell finished the visitors off with a stunning late free-kick.
Former captain Roy Keane, who won 13 major trophies during his spell at Old Trafford, was “shocked and saddened” by how bad his old team were.
The Red Devils have not won on their travels in the Premier League since February – a run of seven matches equalling an unwanted club record.
Keane said on Sky Sports: “They were lacklustre, no quality, lack of desire, lack of leaders, lack of characters. It’s a long way back for United. It’s scary how far they’ve fallen.”
Former boss Jose Mourinho, sacked by the club in December last year, echoed Keane’s words, adding: “I can’t find any positives.”
United have failed to score more than one goal in their last five league matches and Marcus Rashford’s groin injury will keep him out for some time.
But the Gunners don’t do clean sheets either so, looking at the Man Utd vs Arsenal odds, we are going for an away win and both teams to score at 15/4.
Last EPL Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, Mata, Pereira, McTominay, Matic, James, Rashford.
Paul Pogba is a doubt because of a swollen ankle suffered in the Carabao Cup win over Rochdale in midweek. The likely absences of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford could open the door for teenager Mason Greenwood.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal ended a run of successive 2-2 draws against Tottenham and Watford by edging a five-goal game against Villa.
They fell behind to a John McGinn goal at the Emirates Stadium and then had Ainsley Maitland-Niles sent off before half-time.
Nicolas Pepe’s penalty – his first goal for the club – drew them level only for Wesley to put the visitors back in front 89 seconds later.
Calum Chambers, a half-time substitute, levelled for a second time before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 84th-minute free-kick secured the points.
Aubameyang, who has played every minute of every game this season, has now scored seven goals in as many matches.
Chambers said: “Aubameyang’s very key. He’s a quality striker and a lot of the players on this team are quality, so to have him at the top of the team, scoring the goals is brilliant for us.”
At the other end, Arsenal’s defence has managed just one clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League games which will give United some hope.
We will complete our Man Utd vs Arsenal betting tips by backing a 2-1 away win at attractive odds of 10/1.
Last EPL Arsenal line-up: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac, Ceballos, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Pepe, Saka, Aubameyang.
Arsenal could hand a Premier League debut to full-back Kieran Tierney but Alexandre Lacazette (ankle) is missing and Emile Smith Rowe (concussion) is also out.
Last EPL result:
West Ham 2-0 MAN UTD
ARSENAL 3-2 Aston Villa – Nicolas Pepe (pen), Calum Chambers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Head-to-head: Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd, Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-2 Arsenal, Man Utd 2-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd
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