Still reeling from their Europa League loss to Rennes on Thursday, Arsenal will hoping for a response when they host Manchester United in a crunch Premier League clash on Sunday in what is a hotly contested race for a Champions League place.
The Red Devils head to the Emirates in buoyant mood after their remarkable comeback win over PSG in the Champions League, the latest in a long line of impressive results under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian has now lost just one of his 17 games since taking over from Jose Mourinho, notching up an 82.4% win rate.
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On the other hand, Unai Emery has stabilised Arsenal at the Emirates in recent months before their defeat in France. The Gunners are on an eight-game winning streak at home in the league, dating back to their 4-2 win over Spurs in December.
In United, though, they’re facing away-day specialists. The Red Devils have won all six of their away games under Solskjaer, including their 3-1 FA Cup win over Arsenal in January.
This is an absolute crunch match for both sides. A win for United would surely make them firm favourites for a top-four spot and could even knock Arsenal out of the running. A win for the Gunners and it’s blown wide open with Chelsea still to consider either way.
Sunday’s encounter will be the 230th time these old foes will lock horns, with United looking to extend their four-game unbeaten run against the Gunners in all competitions.
Furthermore, should Solskjaer get another away win, it’ll bring the Red Devils to a century of all-time wins over Arsenal.
Arsenal wins: 82 Draws: 48 Man Utd wins: 99
Arsenal have won two of their last three Premier League home games against Manchester United (L1), as many as they had in their previous eight against them (W2 D3 L3).
Manchester United haven’t won back-to-back away league games against Arsenal since a run of three between 1983-84 and 1985-86. This was also the last time the Red Devils won three in a row at the Gunners in all competitions.
Manchester United are in rich form picking up five straight away victories in the Premier League and recently beat Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in the FA Cup. However, the Gunners are unbeaten in 14 top-flight home fixtures, winning 12 of those games, so it will be tough for the Red Devils to repeat that result.
These teams are closely matched so it’ll be smart to bet on a draw which BetBiga.com is offering great odds for.
Arsenal surrendered fourth place in the table to United when drawing 1-1 with Tottenham at Wembley in the last round of league fixtures, but that was another strong showing from the Gunners.
The Gunners are going in the right direction, but do still look vulnerable at the back at times, so you can also check BetBiga for odds for a score draw.
These two teams’ statistics this season highlight that there is potentially value betting on a high score margin in this fixture which BetBiga have some big odds for.
Despite an upturn in form for Arsenal, United have been far more consistent and, in all honesty, absolutely fantastic under Solskjaer. The Red Devils beat Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates in the FA Cup and odds are we could get a similar outcome this time.
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