Once a match that would often decide the destiny of the Premier League title, Arsenal vs Manchester United has lost its shine in recent years.
For fans, the rivalry is still intense but fighting for a top four berth isn’t quite as glamorous as challenging for the English crown.
Having said that, this is the most important meeting for some time. With just five points separating four teams, every game is vital in the top four hunt.
Arsenal, 13/10 to claim three points, are unbeaten in 14 home league games – winning their last eight in a row.
United continue to go from strength to strength under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer; the Red Devils booked their spot in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday night after a shock win at Paris Saint-Germain.
Whether you like the Red Devils or not, Ole’s at the wheel and the sky is the limit for Manchester United at this moment in time.
Solskjaer led his side to a 2-0 FA Cup win over Arsenal in January and plenty of punters will fancy the visitors to do a job on the Gunners once again.
43/20 is a huge price on paper considering United’s resurgence under the Norwegian.
I’m expecting an entertaining game of football at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. United only know one way to play under Solskjaer and we could see both teams push for the win.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the latest Premier League odds on the contest.
Arsenal Outstanding At Emirates Stadium
The Gunners have scored 23 goals in their last eight home league games – netting two or more in all but one of those victories.
Arsenal are a solid price at EVS in 888sport's Premier League betting odds to notch over 1.5 goals once again on Sunday.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have combined for nine goals in as many league games.
The former is 11/8 to get his name on the scoresheet while the latter is slightly shorter at 6/5 to add another to his lofty 2018/19 tally.
Defensively, Arsenal are still lacking. The Gunners have kept just five clean sheets in their 29 league matches and both teams to score is a solid bet.
1/2 isn’t great in terms of value but it could turn out to be a very easy winner.
Solskjaer Living The Old Trafford Dream
United’s transformation under the Norwegian is outstanding to say the least.
The Red Devils have dropped four points in 12 league games – Solskjaer has led United back into the Champions League places despite an 11-point deficit when he arrived at Old Trafford.
Furthermore, United have broken the club record for successive away victories. The previous record was seven but Solskjaer's side extended their current run to nine on Wednesday night.
With that in mind, the Red Devils are very dangerous on the road and 43/20 for three points at the Emirates Stadium could turn out to be a huge price.
My best bet involving United this weekend is for the away side to score in both halves.
We know all about Arsenal’s frailties at the back and 11/4 represents excellent value for the Red Devils to run riot in north London. Solskjaer will not let up if the visitors take the lead.
General Match Betting Tips & Odds
3/1 for a red card to be shown on Sunday afternoon isn’t the worst price in the world.
With so much at stake, emotions will be high and we could see a few players diving into tackles. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Jon Moss get his cards out this weekend.
Mesut Ozil has been in and out of the team in recent weeks and he is well priced at 4/1 to record an assist if he makes the starting line-up.
The Germany international is one of the most inconsistent players in the Premier League but he is unstoppable on his day.
TIP: Manchester United to win OR draw @ 16/25
LONGSHOT: Manchester United to score in both halves (Priced at 11/4 with 888sport)
PREDICTED SCORE: Arsenal 2-2 Manchester United (Priced at 10/1 with 888sport)
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*