With Manchester United and rivals Arsenal placed in the bottom half of the standings ahead of this Old Trafford date, Sunday’s clash is primed to be a cracker.
Premier League 2020/21
Date: Sunday November, 1st
Venue: Old Trafford
Manchester United have really hit the ground running since the annihilation by Tottenham, and one will feel they have an edge over their Sunday opponents even.
The commendable draw with Chelsea was followed by an impressive 5-0 victory over Bundesliga front-runners RB Leipzig last time out, a game in which Marcus Rashford came off the bench to help himself to a treble.
Arsenal, on their part, geared up for this game with a 3-0 win over Dundalk in the Europa League last time.
Eddie Nketiah, Nicholas Pepe and Joe Willock all got on the scoresheet against the Irish champions, but Mikel Arteta’s side will need to do a lot more here.
That said, Old Trafford has not been a happy hunting ground for Arsenal in recent years and they have failed to win a league game here since September 2006!
Alex Telles has tested positive fpr Covid and will miss out for United.
Eric Bailey and Jesse Lingard are still on the mend while Anthony Martial drops out again due to suspension.
Calum Chambers, Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Marí and Rob Holding are still out injured for the Gunners.
There have been under 2.5 goals between Arsenal and Man United in their last three meetings in all competitions.
Man Utd are unbeaten in 17 of their last 19 games in the Premier League.
Man United’s last five competitive games: LWWDW
Arsenal’s last five competitive games: WLWLW
Manchester United’s performance against Leipzig showed some level of efficiency, and if they can put together such fast-flowing football again here, then there’s little to suggest they would not blow away Arsenal.
We will be opposing the goals though as we think this will be a lowscoring affair. Under 2.5 goals is 11/10 is this, our pick from the goals market.