Manchester Utd – Arsenal SOCCER PICKS
Manchester United and Arsenal meet at Old Trafford, in a match for the 15th round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 04-24-2018, in a match for the Premier League that ended with the victory of Manchester United by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by P. Pogba (16 ‘) and M. Fellaini (90’), for Manchester United, and H. Mkhitaryan (51 ‘), for Arsenal.
The home team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 22 points won, after 6 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Crystal Palace, by (0-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Southampton, by (2-2). For the league, Manchester United won 11 points out of 18 possible points, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 home matches.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (3 out of 6 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 8 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
Manchester United enter this unmotivated match, after a draw, 2-2, in the field trip to Southampton, recording the third consecutive game without winning the championship: Herrera and Lukaku scored the team’s goals. In the previous four matches, the hosts achieved a victory, however, in the final minutes, against Young Boys, 1-0, in a game for the Champions League. The whole of the house usually acts in a traditional 5-3-2, favoring a faster style of play, of constant transitions, attacking, preferably, by the lateral runners. To note that, in this tactical drawing, the most advanced players are Rashford and Lukaku. On the other hand, Martial is the great scorer of the team of José Mourinho, with 6 goals scored. Sanchez, Lindelof and Darmian continue out of this game due to injury, while Ashley Young is suspended.
The away team is currently in the 4 th position of the league, with 30 points won, after 9 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against AFC Bournemouth, by (1-2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Tottenham Hotspur, by (4-2). For the league, Arsenal won 13 points out of 18 possible points, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 6 matches they played against.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-1 (3 out of 8 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 19 of the last 29 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 14 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
Arsenal enter this match after a home win, by 4-2, in the recession to Tottenham, thus registering the second victory in the English championship: the goals of the team were marked by Aubameyang (2), Torreira and Lacazette . It is important to underline that visitors are going through a good time away from home, since they add 4 wins in 6 matches. The visiting team usually acts in a 3-4-3, favoring a style of leisurely play, possession of the ball, progressing in the field, mainly, through the central corridor. The three arrows pointing to the opponent’s goal will be Iwobi, Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan, being that in the middle zone of the terrain it is possible that they act Kolasinac, Bellerín, Torreira and Xhaka. For this game the coach can not count on Ozil, Welbeck and Nacho Monreal, all with physical problems.