Manchester United and Arsenal will be facing each other on Sunday 28th February 2016 at 14:05 GMT. Manchester United will have the advantage of playing of playing at home in the theater of dreams, Old Trafford.
Both sides played European matches in midweek with mixed outcomes. Manchester united manage to qualify to the next round of the Europa League thanks to an impressive second half comeback whilst Arsenal are close to getting eliminated from the Champions League following a first leg 2-0 defeat against Barcelona. That said, within the English Premier League, Arsenal are enjoying greater success as they currently stand only 2 points behind league leaders, Leicester City. On the other hand Manchester United are trailing Arsenal by 10 points.
Sunday’s match is vital for both sides as Manchester United need a win to realistically compete for a Champions League spot whilst Arsenal need a win to maintain their title race. It appears that both sides will be playing a 4-2-3-1 formation. Arsenal are considered as favourites thanks to their better performances in the Premier League this season but they also have a negative record against Manchester United at Old Trafford that weighs against them. Here are some key stats:
- Arsenal have beaten Manchester United just twice in the last 11 Premier League encounters
- Arsenal haven’t won at Old Trafford in the league since 2006
- Manchester United have just conceded 5 goals in their 12 home games in the Premier League this season
We believe that Manchester United vs Arsenal will be a tight encounter with both sides eager to obtain the 3 points but at the same time afraid of losing the match.
Foot Odds Prediction: Manchester United 1 Arsenal 1