Manchester United host Arsenal at Old Trafford in Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash, in a game that could be close to call given both sides will be keen to avoid defeat with injuries to important players more than risking defeat by trying to win when not at their best of late.
Manchester United v Arsenal
November 19th 2016
Live on Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Ultra HD
Home side Manchester United find themselves sixth in the Premier League table with 18 points from 11 games, having picked up just one win from their last five. The Red Devils have been drawing games on a regular basis in recent weeks and have been less than convincing on home soil this season so manager Jose Mourinho is likely to settle for less against a dangerous opponent.
At Old Trafford, Manchester United have picked up just eight points from a possible 15 and have played out stalemates in their last two home games ahead of Saturday clash. And with opponents Arsenal having to contend with injuries to key players, they may too consider taking a share of the spoils rather than trying to end a 10-year wait for a win at Old Trafford. Man Utd and Arsenal are 12/5 with Bet365 to draw on Saturday as a result.
As for the visitors, Arsenal are currently fourth in the Premier League with 24 points from 11 games this season, having won four and drawn two of their last six. The Gunners are unbeaten in the top-flight since the opening day and boast the best away form in the division – five games, four wins, one draw. Arsene Wenger’s men haven’t won at Old Trafford since 2006, and will be without the pacey Hector Bellerin, the creative Santi Cazorla and potentially top scorer Alexis Sanchez ahead of this weekend’s meeting. United will be without their own top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic so goals could be few and far between. BetVictor are giving odds of 5/6 for Total Goals Under 2.5.
Manchester United’s meeting with Arsenal could be a tame affair given both sides are without a number of players. The lack of attacking craft with United and Arsenal is likely to see few goals and an acceptance to take a draw. United’s sombre start to the season will also mean they won’t want to lose again, and Mourinho’s penchant for nullifying the opposition is likely to result in the two sides taking a share of the spoils. Manchester United and Arsenal are 12/5 with Bet365 to draw