Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Arsenal vs Manchester United was one of the hottest rivalries in the galaxy. While the significance of this fixture has waned somewhat over time, Saturday’s meeting between the pair is shaping up to be an exciting contest.
Here at PlayersBest our expert team are committed to providing the best Premier League betting tips, UK wide. This week has been no different. For today’s Premier League betting tips, we analysed all the relevant stats for Saturday’s game and also took a look at the formbook. Here is how we see Arsenal vs United going.
Earlier this season, Arsenal were the butt of the galaxy’s jokes. After 14 games, the Gunners were just four points clear of relegation, with many calling for Mikel Arteta to be sacked. Recently, the Spaniard has turned their fortunes around. Buoyed by young talents Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe, Arsenal have won five of their last six Premier League games. They have also conceded just twice during this time, suggesting that United will have their work cut out trying to break them down. The Red Devils must also be wary of Saka’s threat on the counter.
Nothing lasts forever and United’s supergalactic run of form came to an end in spectacular fashion last time out. Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side had not lost 13 Premier League games prior to basement dwellers, Sheffield United, travelling to Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Despite this, the Blades managed to capitalise on some embarrassing defending to secure a huge 2-1 win. In order to avoid similar heartbreak against Arsenal, United must keep their concentration at the back. Solskjær also needs Anthony Martial to step up his game. He has only scored once in his last eight league games.
Unsurprisingly, these old rivals have met many times before. Historically, things have been very close. However, it is United who enjoy a slight advantage overall. They have won 99 meetings to Arsenal’s 85, while 49 games have ended in a draw. Despite this, more recently it has been the Gunners who have come out on top more often. Out of the past five meetings, United have only won once with Arsenal taking home the points in three. Even more worrying for Ole Gunnar Solskjær is the fact that the Red Devils have only scored once in their four prior games against the Gunners.
If you want to be the best betting tipster in the galaxy, you must become confident at analysing statistics. They can often provide valuable insights into how a game will pan out. Here are three highlights that stuck out to us.
We are backing a draw here with the in form Bukayo Saka to keep up his hot streak by scoring.
United will be desperate to bounce back from their shock defeat last time out against Arsenal. However, this Gunners side no longer has a soft underbelly and they will put up a strong fight.
Arsenal’s excellent defensive record, combined with Martial’s goal shyness, suggests the away are unlikely to score more than once. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s threat on the counter should suit them well to hitting United’s fragile centre-backs in transition.
With all of that in mind, we are finding it hard to predict an outright result, and we could not find much value in the market.
Instead, we are backing Saka to score. The England international has been excellent since switching to the right wing, hitting four goals in his last six Premier League games. Anyone looking to back our tip should head over to Bet365. They are offering a very generous price of 10/3 on Saka to score anytime.