Betting preview ahead of Arsenal’s showdown with Man Utd

By on January 29, 2021

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The stand-out Premier League game this weekend sees Arsenal welcome Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Gunners endured a horrendous start to the new season and were flirting with the relegation zone at one point back in December but there have been signs of recovery in recent weeks.

A 3-1 win at Southampton on Tuesday night means Arsenal have taken 16 points from the last 18 available [W5 D1 L0] and they now sit level on points with Chelsea in ninth position in the Premier League table.

Victory over Manchester United tomorrow would move Arsenal level with sixth-placed Tottenham and to within just four points of fourth-placed Liverpool so a win is vital if Mikel Arteta’s men are to get back in the hunt for European qualification.

A top four finish is still going to be a tough ask as www.americancasinosites.com price Arsenal at 10/1 to finish in the top four this season with seven other clubs – including Everton and Leicester – backed to finisher higher than the Gunners.

However, there is no denying Arsenal have turned a corner recently and they’ll be in confident mood of picking up all three points on home soil after watching Man Utd lose 2-1 to Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

It was one of the shocks of the season, especially as United went into the game in midweek off the back of an excellent win over Liverpool and victory would have taken them back to the top of the table, so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be determined to bounce back with a positive result at the Emirates.

United narrow favourites

Despite the defeat to Sheffield United, Man Utd are still priced as the narrow 6/4 favourites to win the game this weekend. Hosts Arsenal can be backed at 15/8 while the draw is available at 12/5 so the bookmakers are expecting a tight game.

It’s pretty-much a coin toss and you may be better off using your money to play real money casino games than trying to predict the result of this match. It really could go either way in north London tomorrow evening.

However, we have a feeling Arsenal might just edge it as long as key men are passed fit to play. Thomas Partey, Kieran Tierney, Emile Smith Rowe and Dani Ceballos all face late fitness checks while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also a doubt after missing the last two games to be with his sick mother.

If those players are all available then Arsenal look a good bet at 15/8 to win the game and a 2-1 home win looks good value at odds of 9/1. However, if the likes of Aubameyang, Tierney and Partey miss out then United will be confident and their odds will shorten by the time the game kicks-off.