Manchester United will try to create a spark to propel it into a new era on Thursday when it hosts Arsenal in an English Premier League match at Old Trafford. The Red Devils (5-3-5) will be under new management soon, with Michael Carrick expected to continue as caretaker for at least one more match. Ralf Rangnick will take over as interim manager for the rest of the season but is awaiting his work visa. Arsenal (7-2-4) is level on points with fourth-place West Ham and has won four of its last five league matches. The Red Devils played to a 1-1 draw with league leader Chelsea in their last EPL match, while the Gunners defeated Newcastle 2-0.
Kickoff is set for 3:15 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Man U as the +101 favorite (risk $100 to win $101) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Manchester United vs. Arsenal odds, with Arsenal the +265 underdog. A draw is also priced at +255, and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you bet the Arsenal vs. Manchester United match or make any English Premier League predictions, you have to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down the Manchester United vs. Arsenal matchup from every angle and just locked in his coveted picks and EPL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Arsenal vs. Manchester United:
- Man U vs. Arsenal spread: Man U -0.5
- Man U vs. Arsenal Over-Under: 2.5 goals
- Man U vs. Arsenal money line: United +101, Arsenal +265, Draw +255
- MANU: In 13 league starts, GK David de Gea has two shutouts
- ARS: GK Aaron Ramsdale has six clean sheets in 10 starts
Why you should back Manchester United
The Red Devils have gotten consecutive positive results for their longtime captain Carrick, who packed the back line against Chelsea and stole a point. They also beat Villareal 2-0 in a Champions League match last Tuesday. Now, they face an Arsenal team that has scored just three goals on the road, second-fewest in the league, while allowing 11. Three of the Gunners' four losses have come away from home. United is seventh in total shots (176) and sixth in shots on target (59), but it is putting 33.5 percent on net, the third-best mark in the Premier League.
Man U still has immense firepower and has 21 goals compared to Arsenal's 15. Cristiano Ronaldo (four goals, two assists) remains electric, and Bruno Fernandes (four, three) is a star in his own right. Ronaldo had 29 goals for Juventus to lead Serie A last season, while Fernandes scored 18 and added 12 assists for Man U, both third-most in the EPL. Ronaldo started on the bench Sunday but is unlikely to do so again. Carrick also has Mason Greenwood (four goals), Marcus Rashford (two) and Jesse Lingard (two) among his many scoring options.
Why you should back Arsenal
The Gunners are unbeaten in the last six meetings (3-3-0) with Manchester United, yielding just one goal over the past five. Arsenal will have a chip on its shoulder as it comes in as an underdog despite being on an excellent run. It is 9-2-1 in its past 12 in all competitions, with the only blemish a 4-0 setback to Liverpool, but the Reds beat Man U by a 5-0 margin a month ago. The Red Devils have taken one point from their last four home games and have conceded 22 goals, fifth-most in the Premier League. The Gunners have the talent to exploit that defense.
Emile Smith Rowe has been in excellent form in recent weeks and has four goals and two assists in his last eight matches in all competitions. Dangerous striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (four goals) is due for a breakthrough after missing some golden chances against Newcastle. Gabriel Martinelli adds energy up front, and he scored after coming on for Bukayo Saka in Saturday's game. The 20-year-old Brazilian will likely replace Saka at forward this week if his short-term injury keeps him out. The Gunners have given up 17 goals this season.
How to make EPL and Man U vs. Arsenal picks
Green has analyzed the Manchester United vs. Arsenal match from all sides, and he is leaning Over on the goal total. He also provides his two confident best bets and has a full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing his expert Premier League picks at SportsLine.
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