It is a classic of English football and the undisputed top match of the fourth FA Cup round this weekend. In the past, there have always been big games between the two clubs that decided on the championship outcome at the turn of the millennium. In 2002, Arsenal won the championship at Old Trafford. In 2004, Arsenal entered the history books as “Invincibles” thanks to the zero number in the “Battle of Old Trafford”, before the Red Devils joined the Arsenal series after 49 years later, in the Battle of the Buffet battle titled “Battle of the Buffet” unbeaten matches ended. 2009 Arsenal was against Man United a Champions League semi-final, which could decide the Red Devils for themselves. In 2011, the Gunners conceded the highest bankruptcy in 84 years for the Red Devils (2: 8).
Football Prediction of the Day Arsenal vs Manchester United
Arsenal won the last FA Cup duel in March 2015 at Old Trafford. It was one of a total of 14 mating in the oldest cup competition in the world. Both clubs won seven games each (one draw). In 2005 and 1979 this match took place in the final, both times Arsenal could win the cup. In 1906 there was the first FA Cup match between Gunners and Red Devils. In 1999, in United’s treble year, Ryan Giggs scored the most famous goal of his career in a semi-final replay when he got the ball to the center line, the entire Arsenal defensive curved and sensational high hit the short corner. It could be similarly spectacular on Friday evening, as both coaches stand for offensive football. Goals are guaranteed in a match where, according to odds, there is no real favorite between Arsenal and Manchester United. However, at Arsenal against Man United, our prediction is for an away win for the Red Devils.
Arsenal – Statistics & Current Form
Arsenal sped 121.7 kilometers last Saturday in a 2-0 home win over Chelsea. For the Gunners it was the best value since the 2013/14 season. Under new coach Unai Emery not uncommon, as against Bournemouth (121.6) and Wolverhampton (118.8) came the Gunners on similar numbers. In addition to three games with Emery, there is also a match with Wenger from last season, when Arsenal in the defeat against Man City ran 119.8 kilometers. Against the blues, the Gunners left no doubt as to who will emerge victorious from this match. Arsenal take the chance to win the premier class with both hands and are only three points behind Chelsea. For the first time since February 2004 Arsenal won two home games in a row against Chelsea. This season Arsenal scored more points in the seven duels against the established top six teams (eight) than in the entire season (six). Arsenal are undefeated in the eleven Premier League home games (9-2-0). The last home defeat was on matchday one against Manchester City.
If our prediction is correct at Arsenal against Manchester United, Friday will see another defeat against a Manchester club. That Arsenal against Manchester United, according to odds, the bookmakers only slight favorite, is the general balance of recent weeks owed. Arsenal lost four of their most recent nine competitive games, after the Gunners had previously been able to lay a series of 22 unbeaten games. Against Chelsea Arsenal played once again to zero and that in a top game. Before the Chelsea game, only three “clean sheets” were recorded, which was undercut only by Fulham (two). Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was directly involved in his 19 Premier League home games at 20 goals (15 goals, five assists). Emery has to do without Hector Bellerin, who injured his knee badly against Chelsea. After Arsenal last season for the first time since 1996 retired in the third round, the Gunners gave this time in Blackpool no nakedness. Unlike against the third division, Emery will almost trust United against his tribe.
Expected formation of Arsenal:
Cech; Kolasinac, Koscielny, Sokratis, Maitland-Niles; Guendouzi, Xhaka, Torreira; Ramsey; Lacazette, Aubameyang
Last matches from Arsenal:
- 19.01.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Chelsea 2: 0 (Premier League)
- 12.01.2019 – West Ham vs. Arsenal 1: 0 (Premier League)
- 05.01.2019 – FC Blackpool Vs. Arsenal 0: 3 (FA Cup)
- 01.01.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Fulham 4: 1 (Premier League)
- 29.12.2018 – Liverpool Vs. Arsenal 5: 1 (Premier League)
Manchester United – Statistics & Current Form
If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had taken over the Red Devils at the start of the season, Jose Mourinho scolded everything that came to his mind during the preparatory tour in the US. Maybe the record champion would have been a serious title contender this season. For under the Norwegian Man United legend, the Red Devils have so far won each of the seven competitive games. This makes Solskjaer the first Manchester United coach to win his first six league games. He also equalized the record of Carlo Ancelotti (Chelsea, 2009) and Pep Guardiola (Man City, 2016), who were also successful in their first six Premier League games. For the Champions League qualification, which seemed impossible a month ago, United misses only three points. At the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, the gap was still eleven points. The upcoming tasks in the league are Burnley (H), Leicester (A) and Fulham (A) and do not really expect an end to the series. The team presented under the Norwegians as replaced. Above all, Paul Pogba sprayed with enthusiasm and energy. The World Champion was responsible for 53 percent of the 17 Premier League goals under Solskjaer (five goals, four assists).
Against Brighton, Pogba scored his eighth Premier League goal this season, equaling the best value in one season (2014/15 and 2015/16 eight goals for Juventus). Marcus Rashford also benefits extremely from Solskjaer, as under the interim coach is the youngster striker number 1 in the Red Devils. The Englishman has played in the last four Premier League matches and was involved with six goals and five assists on eleven goals in the last ten games. In the six games with Solskjaer Rashford scored five times, scored every 101 minutes and scored 4.8 scores per game. In the 14 games under Mourinho, there were three goals (282.3 minutes, 1.9 shots per game). Maybe Solskjaer will also send him into the race against Arsenal, because the FA Cup is the only remaining title opportunity this season for last year’s finalists. In addition, Solskjaer knows that winning a title would increase the likelihood of permanent employment beyond the end of the season. At Arsenal against Manchester United worth a tip on the away win according to our prediction.
Expected lineup of Manchester United:
De Gea; Young, Jones, Lindelof, Darmian; Matic, Pogba, Herrera, Lingard; Rashford, Martial
Last matches from Manchester United:
- 19.01.2019 – Manchester United Vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 2: 1 (Premier League)
- 13.01.2019 – Tottenham Vs. Manchester United 0: 1 (Premier League)
- 05.01.2019 – Manchester United Vs. Reading 2: 0 (FA Cup)
- 02.01.2019 – Newcastle Vs. Manchester United 0: 2 (Premier League)
- 30.12.2018 – Manchester United Vs. Bournemouth 4: 1 (Premier League)
Arsenal vs Manchester United Direct Comparison
Head-to-Head: 98 Manchester United Wins – 48 Draws – 82 Arsenal Wins (228 Competitions)
In early December, Manchester United and Arsenal drew 2-2 at Old Trafford. For the first time after 82 competitive matches, neither Sir Alex Ferguson nor Arsene Wenger stood on the sidelines. Man United has been unbeaten in three Premier League games against Arsenal (2-1-0), losing only one of their past six league duels with the Gunners (3-2-1). Arsenal’s last win came in May 2017 at home in the Premier League 2-1. It was one of only two home wins from the past six Premier League home games against the Red Devils (2-2-2).
Betting prediction provided by expert tipsters Arsenal vs Manchester United
Since Solskjaer took over at the Red Devils, United is plowing through the league. The first big test was completed two weeks ago against Tottenham, now followed by Arsenal another. Arsenal won against an admittedly weak Chelsea, but lost at West Ham before. Arsenal remains a lucky bag, but showed the best seasonal performances at home. Accordingly, Arsenal vs. Manchester United is easier to beat, according to betting odds, which is not consistent with our forecast at Arsenal against Manchester United.
Key Facts – Arsenal Vs. Manchester United tips
Solskjaer won each of the seven competitive games with Man United
Arsenal unbeaten in 11 Premier League home games (9-2-0)
Man United is undefeated for three games against Arsenal (2-1-0)
Much depends on the lineup in the cup. However, it can be assumed that up to 80 percent of the actual regular team will play, because in this game, neither party may allow a bankruptcy. Both at Arsenal and Manchester United, a realistic trophy for a trophy this season would certainly fall on the FA Cup.
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