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Man United v Arsenal Tips: Emery’s men to end Old Trafford hoodoo?

| 05.12.2018

Two sides in contrasting veins of form meet in a Premier League classic this evening, as Manchester United host Arsenal at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have won just five times in the league since the opening day. The Gunners, by contrast, are unbeaten in 19 matches in all competitions under new boss Unai Emery.

Who will prevail under the lights at the Theatre of Dreams? We’ve previewed the clash below.

Match odds

If United’s overall form has been bad, their record at Old Trafford is even worse.

Jose Mourinho’s men have won just four times at home this term and have not won back-to-back matches on home turf since May. They’re 27/20 to put the record straight here.

Arsenal may be on an excellent run but their record in this part of the world leaves a lot to be desired. The Gunners are winless in the league at Old Trafford since 2006.

Our traders go 9/5 about an away win here, with 5/2 marked up for the draw.

Given the North Londoners’ tendency to start slow in matches, United are also available at 2/1 to Win the First Half.

Talking tactics

Mourinho has an injury list longer than his list of critics ahead of this one. That could mean a first Premier League start for Diogo Dalot, while Matteo Darmian is expected fill in on the left.

Marcos Rojo may also be risked at centre-half, while Paul Pogba could drop out after incurring the manager’s wrath after the 2-2 draw at Southampton on Saturday.

Marouane Fellaini looks set to drop deeper as a result, which would allow Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard to flank Romelu Lukaku up-front.

For the Gunners, Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey are pushing for starts after both made huge impacts off the bench against Tottenham Hotspur.

Granit Xhaka, meanwhile, is banned, which should provide Matteo Guendouzi with a route back into the team.

United will have to have be switched to avoid being comprehensively outplayed – and outpassed – against an Arsenal team which has its groove back under Emery.

Goalscorer odds

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang was the Premier League’s new top scorer going into the latest round of matches. He’s 17/10 to find the net Anytime or 13/2 to bag a fifth brace of the season.

Partner Lacazette is a 6/4 chance, while there’s 16/5 about Ramsey Anytime, too.

United will look towards Lukaku to net his second in as many matches at 13/8. Although it’s 7/4 shot Martial who has been in the better overall form of late.

Mourinho’s land of the giants approach in midfield has caused Arsenal problems before. Fellaini is 3/1 Anytime or 10/1 to Score First in this one.

Match info:

Where: Old Trafford

When: 8pm

How to watch: BT Sport 1

Click here for all our Man United v Arsenal odds

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.