Manchester United vs Arsenal
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 1 November 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
After the Red Devils were humiliated by Tottenham, at this same venue, and that too by Jose Mourinho, whom they had fired just an year back, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a promise to the fans that the season is just about to begin for his team.
And staying true to his word, his boys have since then gone out and laid waste to whoever stood in front of their way. Particularly in the Champions League, where they were said to be in the Group of Death, Solskjaer’s team delivered some fantastic performances.
As of now, the Devils are placed 15th in the table. But it needs to be noted that they have a game in hand, and moreover they are just six points below Everton, who are placed first in the standings. One more good game in the PL, and the 13-time champions are back in business.
And they have gotten themselves a perfect opponent. The Gunners are one of the titans of the PL, but they are finding it hard to perform well in the league lately. Mikel Arteta’s men have now lost three of their previous four fixtures in the competition.
On top of that, they also have been utter failures at this ground over the past three decades. By all means, Manchester United have the upper hand this weekend.
Manchester United vs Arsenal: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Solskjaer’s men have recorded 17 of the previous 24 overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in four of the former seven clashes.
- The latest league win for the guests at this stadium had come back in 2006.
- In fact, since 1990, the visitors have posted just three PL wins at this famed stadium.
Manchester United vs Arsenal: Prediction
The Devils secured a goalless draw at home the last match-day, against Chelsea. In the meantime, the Gunners lost 0-1 at home against Leicester.
In fact, not only have Arteta’s men lost three of their former four league games, but two of their total three wins in the competition had come against teams placed 19th and 20th in the table.
On the other hand, Solskjaer’s men just recorded a massive 5-0 win in the Champions League, against semi-finalists of the previous season, Leipzig. Before that, they had also held the Blues to a goalless draw, and defeated PSG 1-2 at France.
On top of that, they have registered 17 of the former 24 overall h2h wins, and have lost just thrice against this opponent in the Premier League at their home in the past 30 years.
Taking into account these observations, chances are very high that Manchester United will emerge victorious this weekend.
Manchester United vs Arsenal: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Manchester United @ 1.50 (1/2)
Manchester United to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5).