Arsenal’s hopes of being Premier League runners-up took a knock last Monday as a resilient Swansea held firm to secure a 1-0 victory over the frustrated Gunners at the Emirates Stadium. Arsene Wenger’s men could be set to lose further ground in the race for second too given that they head to Old Trafford to take on a Manchester United outfit whose home record is second only to that of champions Chelsea.
Bookies lean towards the hosts, bet635 rating Louis Van Gaal’s troops at 31/20 while Arsenal are 21/10 via Paddy Power but it’s BetVictor’s 5/2, posted against it finishing all square, that looks like the best value match bet as the pair could cancel each other out.
Despite last week’s reverse, the Gunners’ form is superior to that of United, who snapped a three-match losing sequence to see off Crystal Palace last time out but the hosts’ form on their own patch can’t be ignored so punters would be wise to sit on the fence.
BetVictor’s 4/1 about a score draw subsequently catches the eye, alongside Winner.com’s 6/1 for it to finish one-apiece and for those a little less willing to commit, Ladbrokes quote odds of 4/6 for both teams to find the net.
Man Utd v Arsenal score draw – 4/1 (BetVictor)