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Manchester United vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

This article provides betting tips information for Man United vs Arsenal in Premier League on Thursday 2 December 2021.
Manchester United vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds
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Manchester United vs Arsenal betting tips

This article covers Manchester United vs Arsenal betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

Manchester United 19/20

Draw 11/4

Arsenal 11/4

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

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Match details

Match: Manchester United vs Arsenal

Competition: Premier League

Date: Thursday 2 December 2021

Kick-off time: 8:15 pm, (UK)

Stadium: Old Trafford

Betting prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal

Manchester United vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

Manchester United’s Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Newcastle at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 11, 2021. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Recommended bets

Manchester United to win and over 2.5 goals is 15/8.

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

Cristiano Ronaldo is 10/3 to score anytime and 10/11 to add to his tally.

Bukayo Saka is 12/1 to break the deadlock and 4/1 to net anytime.

Manchester United vs Arsenal: What are the betting odds?

Manchester United vs Arsenal – recent form and head to head statistics

Manchester United vs Arsenal FC form
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Brentford FC vs Manchester United - 1:3
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Aston Villa vs Manchester United - 2:2
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Manchester United vs Aston Villa - 1:0
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Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 0:1
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Manchester United vs Burnley FC - 3:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Arsenal FC vs Liverpool FC - 0:2
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Liverpool FC vs Arsenal FC - 0:0
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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal FC - 1:0
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Arsenal FC vs Manchester City - 1:2
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Norwich City vs Arsenal FC - 0:5
Last 5 games for Manchester United
January 19, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Brentford FC 1  - 3 Manchester United
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Aston Villa 2  - 2 Manchester United
January 10, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Manchester United 1  - 0 Aston Villa
January 3, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester United 0  - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
December 30, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Manchester United 3  - 1 Burnley FC
Last 5 games for Arsenal FC
January 20, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Arsenal FC 0  - 2 Liverpool FC
January 16, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 0  - 0 Arsenal FC
January 13, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Liverpool FC 0  - 0 Arsenal FC
January 9, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Nottingham Forest 1  - 0 Arsenal FC
January 6, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Arsenal FC 0  - 0 Liverpool FC
Manchester United vs Arsenal FC Premier League 21/22 form
Manchester United Arsenal FC
21 Matches played 20
10 Matches won 11
262 Goal attempts 255
104 Shots on goal 99
99 Shots off goal 91
114 Corner kicks 100
54% Average ball possession 51%
59 Shots blocked 65
46 Cards given 34
230 Free kicks 226
43 Offsides 37
3 Shots on post 2
1 Shots on bar 2
32 Goals by foot 29
2 Goals by head 4
35 Goals scored 33
30 Goals conceded 25
Manchester United vs Arsenal FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Manchester United Arsenal FC
66 Matches 66
34 Home Matches 32
32 Away Matches 34
94 Total Goals 70
1.42 Average Goals Scored 1.06
31 Wins 17
17 Losses 31
18 Draws 18
Last 5 games & match results between Manchester United and Arsenal FC
December 2, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Manchester United 3  - 2 Arsenal FC
January 30, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 0  - 0 Manchester United
November 1, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United 0  - 1 Arsenal FC
January 1, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Arsenal FC 2  - 0 Manchester United
September 30, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Manchester United 1  - 1 Arsenal FC

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Match preview

Manchester United vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

MUNICH, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 29: (BILD OUT) Ralf Rangnick talks prior to the UEFA Champions League group E match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Dinamo Kiev at Allianz Arena on September 29, 2021 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

A new era begins at Manchester United, even if only an interim era.

On Monday, Manchester United confirmed that Ralf Rangnick has been appointed as interim manager until the end of the season.

However, it is being reported that the former Schalke, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig Head Coach won’t be in the dugout for this fixture due to work-permit issues.

Nevertheless, the king of gegenpressing would’ve enjoyed what he saw from his new players in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Michael Carrick made some big decisions at the weekend, notably leaving Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench in favour of more mobile forwards.

It looked like being a masterplan because, just after half time, Jadon Sancho pounced on an error and fired the Red Devils in front.

That was Man United’s first, of two in total, shots on target but it didn’t prove to be the winning goal.

20 minutes later, a challenge by Aaron Wan-Bissaka presented Chelsea with a penalty which they converted and the points were shared.

This, in isolation, is a useful point but it means Manchester United have taken a staggeringly low five points from the last 24 available.

Thus, they’re down in eighth place, five points below the Champions League places and a whopping 12 points adrift first place.

Man United are the same distance away from bottom of the table Newcastle as they are leaders Chelsea.

Rangnick certainly has a lot of work to do, regardless of whether this is his first match at the helm or not.

Can Manchester United win a Premier League home game for the first time since Ronaldo’s return way back on 11 September?

Will Arsenal win at Old Trafford?

Manchester United vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

Emile Smith Rowe celebrates with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after scoring his team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on October 30, 2021. – (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

In the same period that Manchester United have amassed just five points, Arsenal have accumulated 17, losing only once.

This has seen the Gunners surge past their great old rivals in the table and they come into this one five points above their hosts.

On Saturday, Mikel Arteta’s men made hard work of it but eventually beat the Premier League’s bottom side Newcastle 2-0 at home.

First, a lovely through-ball on the swivel by Nuno Tavares found Bukayo Saka who finished emphatically.

Ten minutes later, Takehiro Tomiyasu’s perfectly weighted through-ball picked out Gabriel Martinelli who, on the volley, lobbed the ball over the goalkeeper.

The Brazilian scoring just 93 seconds after he was introduced as a substitute.

That was an important win for Arsenal because, a week earlier, their ten-match unbeaten run had been ended by a 4-0 drubbing at Liverpool.

Nevertheless, at the end of the weekend, Arteta’s team are fifth, only outside the Champions League places on goal difference.

Coming up after this, on Monday night, Arsenal face Everton at Goodison Park.

Back-to-back evening games up north are exactly where Arsenal would’ve come unstuck in the past and lost both.

For this team to show that they are different and, perhaps, can contend for top four places, wins from these two are needed.

This game in particularl certainly won’t be easy.

Arsenal did win at Old Trafford last season with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty the only goal at an empty Theatre of Dreams.

But, their last league win at the stadium in front of fans was way back in September 2006.

That day, a 22 year old Emmanuel Adebayor got the late winner, set up by a 19 year old Cesc Fàbregas; those two went on to have decent careers, mainly elsewhere.

Will this latest young, fresh-faced Arsenal side enjoy a statement victory over Manchester United?


Manchester United team news vs Arsenal

Manchester United vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial (centre) celebrates scoring their side’s first goal of the game with team-mates during the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday October 2, 2021. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)

Michael Carrick certainly showed on Sunday that he isn’t afraid to make big decisions.

This is just as well because, due to Manchester United’s stacked squad, whoever he picks will result in some big names being left out.

David de Gea has been busy this season: only four goalkeepers have made more than his 38 Premier League saves so far.

Throw in the 18 saves he’s made in the Champions League too, that’s more than anybody else, keeping out 66.7% of shots on target faced.

At the back, two of their usual back four are injured, namely Raphaël Varane and Luke Shaw.

So, Alex Telles will continue to deputise at left-back.

But, in the middle, Harry Maguire is back after a one-match suspension so will displace Eric Bailly and partner Victor Lindelöf.

They were so short at the back that Phil Jones was on the bench at Stamford Bridge.

This was the first time he’d been included in a matchday squad for 650 days with his last appearance coming against Tranmere 676 days ago.

In midfield, all three of Nemanja Matić, Fred and Scott McTominay were deployed in a defence-first move at the weekend.

However, against less frightening opposition, McFredić could be put to one side in favour of the classic double-pivot of McFred.

The same attacking trio of Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho could be further forward.

Sancho has now scored in his last two appearances, with his last goals for anyone before these coming in the DFB-Pokal Final against RB Leipzig in May.

Marcus Rashford meanwhile hasn’t netted in any of his last 11 appearances against Arsenal since memorably scoring a brace on his Premier League debut in 2016.

This time, unlike on Sunday, this trio will be looking to support Cristiano Ronaldo, who’s scored ten times since returning to the club this summer.

Ronaldo has also scored six times against Arsenal, most recently netting twice in a Champions League semi-final at the Emirates in 2009.

If this is the XI, Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial will all be left in reserve.

That’s without mentioning Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani who are injured.

Will this star-studded team claim three points?

Arsenal team news vs Manchester United

Manchester United vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 07: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates with goalscorer Emile Smith Rowe during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on November 7, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

As for Arsenal, Mikel Arteta has some key decisions to make.

Not so in goal though where Aaron Ramsdale has been exceptional, saving 74.5% of the 47 shots he’s faced in an Arsenal shirt.

In defence, Nuno Tavares, somewhat surprisingly, got the nod against Newcastle but was outstanding, assisting the first goal.

So, despite having a bit of a nightmare at Anfield, the Portuguese youngster could keep his place ahead of previously undroppable Kieran Tierney.

The rest of the defence, Gabriel Magalhães, Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu, is set in stone right now.

Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in their last three matches against Man United but have never enjoyed four in a row; can this back four change that?

In midfield, with Granit Xhaka still injured, Thomas Partey’s partner is Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Arsenal fans will be looking for a big performance from Partey who’s underwhelmed many so far this season.

As for the Belgian, he is one yellow card away from suspension so must tread carefully if he wants to also feature at Everton on Monday night.

Further forward, Martin Ødegaard returned to the side on Saturday, in place of Alexandre Lacazette.

It’ll be interesting to see which one of the two Arteta goes for here.

Out-wide, Emile Smith Rowe will continue on the left but there’s doubt about Bukayo Saka’s fitness after he hobbled off against Newcastle.

If the 20 year old isn’t available, Gabriel Martinelli looks to be the more likely replacement with Nicolas Pépé very much out of favour.

In attack, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored seven goals this season but will be looking to end a mini-draught of four appearances without one.

The Gabonese centre-forward has scored in each of Arsenal’s last two visits to Old Trafford, an equaliser in 2019 and a winner last season.

No Arsenal player has ever scored away to Manchester United in three successive seasons.

Can the captain fire the Gunners to a famous Thursday night victory?


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

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Premier League table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 22 18 2 2 54 13 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 13 6 2 55 18 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 12 8 3 46 18 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 4 7 41 30 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 11 3 5 26 22 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 11 2 7 33 25 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 10 5 6 35 30 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 9 4 7 17 15 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 6 11 4 22 22 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 7 4 8 33 36 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 5 9 7 30 31 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 5 9 7 25 33 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 7 2 11 27 32 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 6 5 11 25 36 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 5 7 8 24 39 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 5 4 10 24 34 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 4 2 13 23 37 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 3 4 14 10 45 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 1 9 10 20 43 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 1 8 8 16 27 -11 11
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