Arsenal vs. Manchester United / Premier League – The last Saturday’s match of the 15th round of Premier League is one of biggest English derbies. This time the home team, Arsenal, is fourth in the table and has four points fewer than second-positioned Manchester United. Both teams have by three wins in a row in the league. Last year the Gunners won the Red Devils at this very stadium by 2-0, while their match at Old Trafford ended as draw 1-1. Begins: 02.12.2017 – 18:30 CET
Of course, in Arsenal expect another triumph over the great rival, especially as in that way they will close in on just one point to the United. Their match played last week at the Emirates confirms that the Gunners are definitely capable for something like than since they outclassed Huddersfield by even 5-0, while before that they won Burnley away by 1-0 and great city rival Tottenham 2-0 at home.
In that period Arsenal played a not so good match in the Europa League where it lost by 1-0 to German Cologne, but we need to say that Arsenal sent the 2nd team on the pitch. However, that didn’t worry anyone as they had qualified earlier for the knockout phase. In the match with Huddersfield coach Wenger got a new problem as the team’s first striker Lacazette was injured and this time his place should take either Welbeck or Giroud. We need to stress that from before are out of action midfielder Cazorla and forward Walcott.
Probable lineups Arsenal: Cech – Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal – Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolašinac – Ozil, Sanchez – Welbeck
We have said that the guests from Manchester had won three consecutive matches before the great derby at the Emirates. They won at home Newcastle 4-1 and Brighton 1-0, while last week they played a tough away match with Watford and triumphed by 4-2. Of course, all that improves coach Mourinho mood ahead of clash with his old opponent Wenger, especially as the United has four points more than Arsenal at the moment.
On the other hand, Manchester United still hasn’t qualified for the round of 16 in the Champions League given it lost recently played away match in Basel 1-0, but the situation is still under control as it need just one point from the match of last round with CSKA Moscow that will be played in Manchester. Let’s add that the Untied lost a very important player last week as midfielder Matic got injured, while due to the same reason match with Arsenal should skip stoppers Jones and Bailly, and midfielders Carrick and Fellaini.
Probable lineups Manchester United: de Gea – Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo – Valencia, Pogba, Herrera, Young – Rashford, Martial – Lukaku
Arsenal – Manchester United PICK
Both teams are in very good shape ahead of the great derby but we have decided to give slight advantage to the home team given fact that Arsenal hasn’t lost a single point at its Emirates this season.
Pick: Asian handicap 0 Arsenal
Odds: 1.83 t betvictor (down to 1.75 can be played)