Manchester United vs Arsenal
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 29 April 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
The clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford comes at the worst possible moment for Arsene Wenger since he has to rest his key men for the Europa League semifinal rematch against Atletico Madrid at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
This should kill the entire atmosphere surrounding the final clash between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger in the Premier League, following the Frenchman’s decision to leave Arsenal’s bench at the end of the season. These two managers have had a fierce rivalry over the years, but it will come to an end on Sunday afternoon in the match of a reduced importance in given circumstances.
The hosts will be looking to pick up a three-pointer to save the second place in the Premier League ladder and boost up their confidence ahead of the upcoming FA Cup final with Chelsea. Furthermore, Jose Mourinho will have the chance to count on services of all players as he has no sidelined men in his ranks ahead of the clash. This is not the case for Wenger who is mainly worried with the physical condition of Henrikh Mkhitaryan who will likely skip the trip to Old Trafford and the match against his former team.
Manchester United vs Arsenal: Head-to-head
Manchester United were ruthless in the history of home matches against Arsenal who only managed to win 15 of 93 games at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have won as many as 54 along the way and they will be clear favourites to maintain such fine tradition this Sunday as well.
Also, United came on top when these two likes locked horns in this term of the Premier League, beating Arsenal 1-3 at Emirates Stadium thanks to a brace from Jesse Lingard.
Manchester United vs Arsenal: Prediction
In all, the hosts are huge favourites given they are about to play Arsenal’s mixed lineup here. The Gunners drew 1-1to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Europa League semifinal tie on Thursday and the continental competition is currently the only ticket for the Champions League football for them. Even though a win over Mourinho would be a sweet farewell from Old Trafford for Arsene Wenger, the Europa Leagues success is higher of the list of priorities at the moment. The home win should thus be a banker bet at the odds of 1.40.
Alexis Sanchez finally showed his talent as he was the one who initiated the victory over Tottenham Hotspur in last weekend’s FA Cup semifinal at Wembley. The Chilean winger could be especially motivated against his former teammates here and backing him to score anytime might look to be a decent call at the 2.25 odds.
Manchester United vs Arsenal: Bet Tips
Manchester United to win @ 1.40
Alexis Sanchez to score anytime @ 2.25