Arsenal v Manchester United Preview, Tips and Betting Offers, 4th October 2015, Premier League
Manchester United went top of the table last weekend, but they now have to follow that up with a tough run of games. That kicks off with a clash at the Emirates against Arsenal, a match which will go some way to showing just how close the Red Devils are to making a title challenge. Can they get a win to stay top, or will Arsenal pull off a huge win?
While this looks set to be a great game, the biggest issue over the two sides is that they come in to it following huge Champions League ties. Can they pick themselves up after those to put their all in for this one? Games between these two sides will demand everything the players have, it’s just a question of how much they have left.
Manchester United will head down here with confidence, and not just because they went top of the league on Saturday. They have a great record against the Gunners, losing just once in their last nine games at Arsenal. Add to that Arsene Wenger’s recent poor record in clashes against his top four rivals, and you’ve got to see the visitors as favourites.
It’s not as if home advantage means much to Arsenal, they’ve won just once at home all season. Their victory against Stoke was mundane, while they were awful in their draw with Liverpool and they were beaten 2-0 by West Ham. Louis Van Gaal should be looking at this game as a chance to extend their good record against Arsenal, and make a statement about their title challenge.
With United’s rivals City at home to hapless Newcastle United on Saturday, it’s likely that the Red Devils won’t come in to this game as leaders. They’ll most likely need a win here to move back on top, but we can see that happening. United won 2-1 here last season, and they should be good for another victory, given how much they’ve improved compared to the Gunners over the summer.
We’re backing an away win at 3/1 here, and it’s pretty difficult to see past United at that price. You can take United draw no bet at 15/8 with BetVictor, to go for a slightly safer option.
Much has been made of Anthony Martial’s Untied career so far, and we’re expecting the youngster to hit the headlines once again here. Not only has he had a great few games since signing, but given how he’s ineligible for the Champions League, he should come in to this game as the freshest player on the pitch. With that, we see him taking advantage of this Arsenal defence and scoring in the 90 minutes.