The latest installment of the Arsenal – Manchester United Premier League rivalry takes place this Saturday when Arsenal welcome Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium.
Despite the seven places and 10 points separating them on the table, this is still expected to be a huge clash for both sides and could very well define their expectations for the remainder of the season.
Read on to get our betting predictions for this mouthwatering tie and get the Konfambet welcome bonus!
Arsenal came into this season with expectations of challenging for top honours. After a promising start, things quickly went South for the Gunners and they found themselves stuck in the bottom half of the table for significant portions of the first half of the season. However, they seem to be finding their feet again. A run of five wins and a draw in their last six league games has seen them slowly move up the table. They are still in 9th place but that’s a huge plus considering the deep hole they have had to climb from.
This revival began in this same venue with a 3-1 win over Chelsea on Boxing Day and they have not looked back since then. The 3-1 win at Southampton last weekend, after losing to them in the FA Cup, gives Arteta and his boys a glimmer of hope that they can finish the season strong as they are now within touching distance of the top five.
Manchester United too have had a roller-coaster of a season. They could barely get anything going in the opening weeks of the season but a strong run in recent weeks, coupled with a loss of form for the early season pacesetters Liverpool and Tottenham has seen them establish themselves as title contenders.
They missed a glorious opportunity to return to the top of the league after a shock 2-1 midweek loss at Old Trafford to bottom-of-the-league club Sheffield United. They played with no verve or ambition in that game and deservedly lost.
How they respond to that will give us a clue as to whether their title aspirations for this season are rock solid or nothing more than a fool’s gold.
There are so many sub-plots to this game that make it a potentially explosive encounter. Sitting in the dugouts are two former players for the respective teams who no doubt understand the magnitude of the game and will certainly instill in their players the need to pick up the great tradition from their predecessors. Man United’s loss to Sheffield also brings this game into sharp focus as it has huge ramifications on the title race. With so much emotion tied here, we fancy this to be a very physical game and we could see quite a few bookings here. We are therefore going for Over 4.5 bookings @ 2.06 with Konfambet bookie review.
The form of these teams coming into this game indicates that goals are likely to be high on the menu here. Arsenal have been quite solid at home in their recent revival but Man United’s away record this term is hard to ignore. The 20-time English champions have won more points and scored more goals away from home than any other Premier League side this season. We are therefore picking Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals @ 1.97 with Konfambet as our last tip.
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