Manchester United v Arsenal Premier League Betting Tips
December 04, 2018
Jose Mourinho allegedly called Paul Pogba “a virus” in the changing room after Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Southampton last weekend. Now, the United manager and his star player must get back on their feet before an even bigger test against Arsenal on Thursday at 7 a.m AEST.
United Tipped to Bounce Back
The two teams are heading in opposite directions, with United languishing in seventh spot on 22 points amid internal turmoil and Arsenal fourth on 30 points after a 4-2 demolition job of north London rival Tottenham. Yet United have the historical edge, given they haven’t lost a Premier League fixture to Arsenal at Old Trafford since 2006. United have won eight and drawn three home EPL fixtures against the Gunners since then, including the famous 8-2 thrashing in 2011.
United have been best when calls for Mourinho’s head have been at their loudest. See their 2-1 home win against Everton on October 28, just days after media reports of an imminent sacking. As a result, we like bet365’s odds of 2.40 on United to win or 1.40 on a double chance of a United win or a draw.
Paul Pogba has been in the headlines all years, and United fans are evidently split on whether he should remain in the lineup against Arsenal. His form has been poorer than his £90m (A$155 million) signing fee would suggest, but if he does mark this week as the moment to prove his worth, then Pointsbet’s offer of 8.50 on Pogba being the first goalscorer looks very attractive.
Should Paul Pogba start against Arsenal on Wednesday night after his poor display against Southampton?— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) 2 December 2018
Arsenal’s Gabonese star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace against Spurs to bring his EPL season tally to 10 goals at one goal per 104 minutes. He has now scored 22 goals from 32 goals across all competitions since debuting for the Gunners in February. With that sort of scoring ratio, it’s hard to look past the 2.38 odds being offered by Palmerbet for Aubameyang to get on the scoreboard. For the particularly ambitious punters, he’s paying 6.50 to open the scoring and 51.00 to score a hat-trick.