Manchester United and Arsenal close an underwhelming weekend of FA Cup action contesting the last of the quarter finals at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils assume 6/4 match-betting favouritism, next to the 19/10 about Arsene Wenger’s side prevailing and 12/5 about this tie being the third of the round requiring a replay.
Both latter prices can be disregarded in favour of a wager on a home win, with a flurry of stats supporting this outcome that headlines our run down of the bets that always cop when Man Utd host Arsenal.
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Man Utd to beat Arsenal @ 6/4
Louis van Gaal’s men have an excellent recent record against their north London rivals, winning six straight meetings on home turf.
The Gunners, by contrast, have triumphed just once in 15 visits to the Theatre of Dreams and haven’t tasted victory in seven home or away against this adversary.
Of their last ten at base camp, United have prevailed on nine occasions, whereas Arsenal have lost three of their five trips to sides sharing a spot in the Premier League’s top seven this season.
Correct score at HT – 1-0 Man Utd @ 17/5
Four of the previous five dust ups between this twosome at Old Trafford have seen the Red Devils hold a 1-0 advantage at the interval.
The anomaly in this sequence saw United go in 3-1 up after 45 in a game they went on to win 8-2.
Such stats make the 2/1 about the hosts being in the ascendancy at half-time well worth a punt.
Winning margin – one goal @ 13/10
A solitary strike has separated the protagonists in four of the last six league duels.
Taking Emirates instalments into consideration the figure stands at nine meetings from 12 being decided by one goal.
Man Utd to win to nil @ 333/100
In each of the previous five domestic cup meetings when United have faced Arsenal, home, away or on neutral turf, the Red Devils have kept a clean sheet.
Four of these shut outs came with an accompanying snare of the spoils.