Manchester United vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Manchester United vs Arsenal prediction: Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

Two of English football’s biggest clubs meeting in the latest instalment of one of the Premier League’s greatest rivalries.

This fixture is not what it once was though as both sides are massively underperforming just now.

Both Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Unai Emery will be hoping that a win here can kick start the season of their respective sides.

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League home matches against Arsenal, winning eight and drawing four.

Can Arsenal claim their first league win on this ground since September 2006, 4,761 days ago?

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Manchester United vs Arsenal: Who will win?

As the home side, Manchester United are favourites at 13/10 to win this one.

Arsenal meanwhile are 19/10 to leave Old Trafford with all three points.

A draw, which is not a great result for either, is 13/5.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/13.

Both teams to score is 1/2.

Arsenal to win and both teams to score is 7/2.

Manchester United to win and both teams to score is 11/4.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Mason Greenwood is set to start in the Premier League for the very first time. The 17 year old is 9/2 to score first and 17/10 to net anytime.

Dan James is Manchester United’s joint-top scorer this season. The Welsh international is 6/1 to score first and 11/5 to net anytime.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang meanwhile is the first Arsenal player to have six Premier League goals after six games since 2007. The Gabonese forward is 4/1 to score first and 7/5 to add to his tally.

Nicolas Pépé got his first goal for the club last weekend. The club record signing from Côte d’Ivoire is 13/2 to open the scoring and 23/10 to double his tally for the club.

Both James and Greenwood to score is 8/1.

Both Scott McTominay and Daniel James to score is 25/1.

Both Aubameyang and Pépé to score is 13/2.

Both Dani Ceballos and Bukayo Saka to score is 20/1.

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Match preview

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Harry Maguire of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Manchester United’s very underwhelming start to the season continues.

Last weekend, a late goal in each half saw a meek Man United lose 2-0 at the London Stadium to West Ham United.

The most worrying thing was the West Ham didn’t even play particularly well, they were just better than a very poor visiting side.

That loss means, despite winning each of his first nine away games as Manchester United manager in all competitions, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has failed to win any of his last nine away matches.

That is a run that began with a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal in March.

Also, the Red Devils have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 11 away games in all competitions.

This is their worst run since conceding in 14 consecutive matches between April and December 2002.

This suggests playing at home in this one would be a good thing but not based on Wednesday night’s showing.

Last time out, they hosted Rochdale of League One in the Carabao Cup Third Round.

Despite taking the lead through Mason Greenwood, the lower-league side found an equaliser and forced penalties.

Juan Mata, Andreas Pereira, Fred, Greenwood and Dan James all converted from the spot as Man United got through, just.

That certainly was not the moral boosting victory they were hoping for.

Back in the Premier League, they’ve managed two wins, two draws and suffered two defeats so far.

Which column will they add to here?

An away win for Arsenal?

WATFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates as he scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

As for Arsenal, they too are not playing well but at least are getting the results.

Last weekend the Gunners hosted Aston Villa, in desperate need of a win having amassed just two points from their last three.

The first half certainly did not go to plan.

Villa took the lead after 20 minutes before Ainsley Maitland-Niles was sent off on the stroke of half time.

Nevertheless, they came out a different team in the second half and Nicolas Pépé equalised from the penalty spot in the 59th minute.

But, exactly 89 seconds later, Villa were back in front.

1-2; calamity at the back.

But, in the final ten minutes, Calum Chambers poked home with the outside of his foot before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s free-kick won them the game.

That was only the ninth time in Premier League history a team has won a match after receiving a red card while losing; three of those wins have been by Arsenal.

That victory meant Arsenal moved up to fourth in the table, three points above Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United.

They too were in Carabao Cup action in mid-week but their night was far more comfortable.

A brace from Gabriel Martinelli as well as goals from Rob Holding, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson saw them ease past Nottingham Forest 5-0.

Nelson’s goal was the pick of the bunch as it ended a sequence of 24 passes featuring ten of Arsenal’s 11 players on the pitch at the time.

That is the longest pass sequence for a League Cup goal since September 2018.

That win also maintains Arsenal’s 33 game record of having never lost a League Cup match at home to a side from a lower-division.

Back in the league, can Arsenal register consecutive wins over Manchester United for the first time in 12 years?

Manchester United team news vs Arsenal

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Paul Pogba of Manchester United at full time of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Last weekend at West Ham, Manchester United named an unchanged starting XI in the Premier League for the second time already this season; they didn’t name a single unchanged side in the league in 2018/19.

However, as Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s squad is ravaged with injuries, there will be changes here.

As ever David de Gea will be in goal; the free-kick he let in last weekend was the 12th he’s conceded since the start of the 2011/12 season, more than any other goalkeeper.

In defence, Luke Shaw is a doubt so Ashley Young will continue to deputise.

The rest of the back four, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, is very settled.

In midfield, despite playing 90 minutes against Rochdale, Paul Pogba is likely to be unavailable for this one.

Scott McTominay will come back in with Andreas Pereira chosen alongside him instead of Nemanja Matić or Fred.

Further forward, Jesse Lingard is still looking for his first league goal or assist in 2019 despite the fact this’ll be his 17th appearance.

In fact, he has failed to be directly involved in a goal in 12 of the last 13 months in which Premier League football is played.

However, he has scored four goals for Man United against Arsenal in all competitions, more than he has against any other side.

He’ll be hoping to add to that here.

Dan James meanwhile has scored three times already in six league appearances so will also be a threat.

Juan Mata will also be in the side but both Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are injured.

Thus, Mason Greenwood will start in the Premier League for the first time.

The 17 year old has scored in both of his starts this season, against Astana and Rochdale, so can he make name for himself here?

Will this depleted side get a massive win?

Arsenal team news vs Manchester United

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Joe Willock of Arsenal celebrates his teams first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

As for Arsenal, Unai Emery heavily rotated in the Carabao Cup so a lot of these players have had over a week off.

Bernd Leno will return in goal despite two impressive performance from Emi Martínez in the two cup competitions.

In defence, Rob Holding, Héctor Bellerín and Kieran Tierney all made their comebacks against Nottingham Forrest

However, none are likely to start in this one.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is available again after serving his one-match suspension on Tuesday.

At centre-back, Calum Chambers is likely to start after impressing in the last three games.

After his equaliser against Aston Vila, he’s now scored six Premier League goals under five different managers.

David Luiz will be his partner with the underwhelming Sokratis Papastathopoulos dropped.

Sead Kolašinac will be at left-back.

In midfield, Joe Willock’s impressive recent displays should see him start.

Fans’ favourites Mattéo Guendouzi and Emery’s favourite Granit Xhaka will also start.

This’ll mean Dani Ceballos is pushed out wide-left.

Last weekend, Bukayo Saka became the third-youngest player to start a Premier League match for Arsenal.

However, he’ll be back on the bench here where he’ll find Mesut Özil.

Gabriel Martinelli will also be a substitute despite becoming the youngest player to score on their first  Arsenal start since Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in 2011, at 18 years and 98 days young.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as always, will be the main man up top.

He has scored 16 goals in his last 16 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal, including in each of the last four games in a row, netting five times.

The only two players the Gunners are without are Emile Smith Rowe and Alexandre Lacazette, the latter could prove to be a major miss.

Can this XI get over Arsenal’s Old Trafford hoodoo?

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Arsenal.

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Manchester United.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Back Man United at 11/1 or Arsenal at 16/1!