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Both to score as champions Man United see off Arsenal again

| 26.04.2013

Already crowned English champions for the 20th time, Manchester United must now win their final four seasonal matches to set a new Premier League points record.

It is 8/1 that the Red Devils eclipse Chelsea’s 95-point total, achieved in 2005, and that price is sure to shorten if Sir Alex Ferguson’s men emerge triumphant from their next outing away to Arsenal.

The fact that they have beaten such opposition seven times in the past eight renewals of acquaintances between the sides suggests that they have every chance of doing so.

2/1 in match betting markets, United appear to represent great value, even in light of them having already sewn up the top-flight title.

To obtain better value though, punters could do worse than invest in an away success which features goals for both teams at the Emirates.

17/4 is the price regarding this outcome, and a bet on such circumstances would have reaped rewards in five of United’s last seven triumphs over the Gunners.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils have conceded in more than half of their 27 league victories this term, whilst Arsenal have registered in over 50 per cent of their seasonal defeats.

Both statistics lend weight to the notion that each team can notch in a United win, but it appears there may be scope to backing a high-scoring away triumph too.

Three or more goals have emanated from Ferguson’s charges’ last five successes over the Gunners, whilst a big 20 of their matches this term have featured in excess of 2.5 strikes.

It is 18/5 that the Old Trafford outfit prosper in a game involving at least 2.5 goals when the sides cross swords in north London, a lengthy price in light of Arsenal most commonly losing via a 2-1 scoreline this season.

And as United have won the past two encounters between these teams by that result also, punters will like the 10/1 odds about another repeat in correct score markets.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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John Klee