The game between Arsenal and Manchester United could be crucial for the ambitions of these two sides to reach the UEFA Champions League next year. While Arsenal has the same number of points as Tottenham, who is currently fourth, United is behind these two sides and has one game more than they do. So, the Red Devils are in a desperate situation, and they need to win. Meanwhile, the Gunners are leveled with the Spurs, but if they fail to take all three points, the rivals from North London will go away.
BetXchange is here to deliver on precise ans short preview of the upcoming events at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners made a superb intro for this event, beating Chelsea at Stamford this Wednesday night. Arsenal was better 2-4, showing a masterclass display in almost all the aspects of the game. Apart from two goals conceded, we can say that this might be their best game of the year.
A victory here was quite important for Arteta’s unit, because it stopped a three-game losing skid, which saw Arsenal slipping down from the fourth spot and entering a crisis. To be honest, not too many people expected the Gunners to beat the rivals during this mid-week but it still happened.
Arsenal lost the past two home games, to Liverpool and Brighton, allowing two goals in both of them. Overall, they conceded in four of the past five events at Etihad, seven of the last nine. So the defense needs to be better than usual to win this one. Or the attackers have to keep the momentum from Wednesday’s game.
The Red Devils suffered another humiliation against Liverpool this year. After 0-5 at Trafford, the Reds beat their big rival 4-0 at Anfield, and that was another clear proof that the Red Devils don’t have a competitive team this year.
In the past ten games across all the competitions, Manchester United won only three, losing four and having three draws. It is quite a miracle that they haven’t lost all chances of reaching that fourth spot. They’ve been particularly poor on the road these days, losing the last three EPL games.
What is even worse is that they allowed nine and scored just one goal during that run, losing to Manchester City, 4-1, then Everton, 1-0 and at last Liverpool, 4-0. In all these contests, the Red Devils looked like a broken army. On top of everything, they won’t have Pogba ready for this game due to an injury, and that is a great blow for Rangnick. On the other side, Ronaldo should be back.
Head to Head Games
United won the first meeting this year at Old Trafford, 3-2. At first, Arsenal had a lead, then Manchester came back and even flipped the result before the guests once again leveled the score. Finally, Ronaldo scored a game-winner for the hosts, from the penalty. He finished that event with a brace.
Prior to this game, five in a row saw under 2.5 goals and four of them were with just one side scoring.
This is a very interesting game because the stakes are high. Still, there won’t be too many tactics or calculations because both sides need to win. Our pick here is for both teams to score.
Pick: Both teams to score 2/3 at BetXchange