Arsenal v Man Utd Tips & Betting Preview

Will the fun ever stop for Solskjaer's United?

Ryan Elliott
Fri, 8 Mar, 10:21 AM

Manchester United are a lot of fun, aren’t they? The Ole Gunnar Solkjaer revolution is in full swing, and that comeback against PSG on Wednesday was one of the most extraordinary things I’ve ever seen – albeit with the assistance of a dodgy VAR call.

Arsenal lost 3-1 against Rennes in the Europa League.

These two have already met at The Emirates this season, of course. United’s thrilling 3-1 victory was – and still is – just Arsenal’s third defeat at home all season, but if there’s a side who look likely to add to that tally, it’s Ole’s boys, who have won every single away game under him.

The Gunners, who have eight straight Premier League home wins behind them heading into this, are slight favourites, but I have a sneaky feeling a bit of Europa League-infused fatigue may creep in, particularly because Unai Emery selected a very strong squad on Thursday.

My first tip is for both teams to score. Arsenal and United have the two highest BTTS rates in the league (76% and 72% respectively), and it seems inconceivable that either side will fail to find the net.

Next, I’m backing under 10.5 corners.

Manchester United matches average 10.34 corners, while Arsenal’s average 10 on the dot. However, over half of the Gunners’ matches against fellow top-six opposition have seen under 10 corners, and generally speaking these big matches don’t see that many.

The 2-2 draw at Old Trafford between these two – despite being incredibly frantic and ill-tempered – saw just eight corners, which is why I’m backing under 10.5 this time around.

Now then, Arsenal isn’t invincible at home. They have a great record there, but you can’t help but think this United side may just get one over on them. Paul Pogba will be fresh following his European suspension, a couple of key players will return from injury, and as I previously mentioned, United has an extra day of rest following Arsenal’s Europa League exploits.

United have also won their last two matches at The Emirates, so as a cheeky longshot, I’m going to back a 2-1 away win at $12*.

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