After 3 wins in a row, Arsenal’s tempo was reduced over the weekend by Tottenham when they played to a 1-1 draw. Arsenal, through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, had their penalty saved in the wee hours of the match. After this, they now face the in-form Manchester United on their matchday 30 on Sunday 10th March 2019 at the Emirates Stadium. This match will kick off at 14.30GMT.
The Gunners aim to return to the top 4 positions in the table standings. But beating Manchester United is easier said than done. They need to go an extra mile if they want to achieve this. After losing his penalty kick against Tottenham, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be trying to save face by scoring against Manchester United.
Manchester United comes to the match with mounting confidence having managed to overturn their 2-0 deficit to defeat PSG away 3-1. With this, they managed to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League on 3-3 aggregate with away goals superiority. Back to Premier League action, Man U managed to come from behind to defeat Southampton over the weekend managing to secure a top 4 spot in the premier league table rankings.
Having had a poor start into the season, Manchester United has developed confidence and are doing it big time. They are not ready to lose track of what they have created so far. Arsenal, on the other hand, has held strong oscillating between the top four most of the time. Losing for them is no option for them as this might through them off the top four by far and might not be able to recover soon. However, knowing they are playing against the on-form Red Devils, we are tempted to put our money for the Red Devils to emerge with three points from Emirates.
Arsenal vs. Manchester United Head to Head
The two sides have so far played 52 matches. Arsenal has managed to outdo Manchester United in 13 matches. Manchester United has managed to win 25 matches while 14 of the matches ended in a draw. A deeper look into their 8 most recent meetings here is how each of the teams scored
- Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United
- Manchester United 2-2 Arsenal
- Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal
- Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United
- Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United
- Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal
- Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal
- Arsenal 3-0 Manchester United
Arsenal is still kissing the services of Danny Welbeck and Hector Bellerin due to a broken ankle and cruciate ligament injuries respectively. Lucas Torreira is also serving a 3 match ban due to foul play. Stephan Lichtsteiner and Rob Holding are also nursing injuries for the Gunners.
The Red Devils has a lot of injuries to contend with but this has not deterred them from the bigger picture. The big names which have been sidelined due to injuries include Anthony Martial, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Alexis Sanchez, Luis Antonio Valencia, Marouane Fellaini, among others.
Prediction and Odds
The two sides are under pressure to make it on the top four spot. The number has been changing hands between the two sides for the last 3 weeks. The winner for the weekend fixture will perhaps edge closer to becoming the ultimate number four. The way things stand for both teams, here are our best predictions for the match:
- Both teams to score
- Under 2.5 goals on fulltime
- Manchester United to win