Man Utd v Arsenal betting tips: Carrick hopes to end on a high
Preview and odds for Thursday’s match
Michael Carrick takes charge of the Red Devils for what could be the last time and the caretaker gaffer will be looking to exit on a high as we take a look at some Man Utd v Arsenal betting tips.
United have impressed in Carrick’s two games in charge, beating Villarreal in Spain before taking a point off Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Thursday’s game at Old Trafford kicks off at 8.15pm and is live on Amazon Prime.
Man Utd v Arsenal match odds
There were encouraging signs from United when drawing with Chelsea at the weekend and there is beginning to be an air of optimism around Old Trafford with a change of leadership on the horizon.
United are shading favouritism at 1/1 for this clash with their old foes, but Arsenal have won four of their last five Premier League fixtures and are now up fifth in the table, five points ahead of the hosts.
Mikel Arteta’s side are 27/10 to take the three points back to north London and get their away record back on track having lost to Liverpool when last playing away.
Only one of the sides have scored in Arsenal’s last four, so there could be some appeal in the 5/4 for ‘no’ in the both teams to score market, while both of these sides went in at the break 0-0 at the weekend and a drawn first half is 23/20, with it 2/1 to be goalless after 45 minutes.
Man Utd v Arsenal head-to-head
This fixture developed into an intense rivalry during the Ferguson/Wenger era and there is still fierce competition between the two clubs, even if Premier League titles are no longer on the line.
It ended all square when these two last met and the draw is 13/5 this time around, while a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty was enough to give Arsenal bragging rights when they clashed at Old Trafford last season.
Man Utd v Arsenal key battles
Man Utd have looked to employ the high-pressing tactics that the incoming Ralf Rangnick has used at both Schalke and Red Bull Leipzig in their recent games and it will be interesting to see if there is an ear piece giving orders from afar to the United dugout once again.
The departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has coincided with an upturn in fortunes for England winger Jadon Sancho and he could figure once again here.
Having struggled to find his feet initially in Manchester, the 21-year-old has scored in Man Utd’s last two competitive fixtures and he is 11/4 to find the net at anytime in Man Utd v Arsenal betting tips.
Arsenal have failed to score against Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool this term, but this could be the ideal time to end that drought against clubs they would class as their rivals.
Arteta’s men have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four and it is 4/1 for them to batten down the hatches and keep a United attack desperate to impress at bay.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication