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Manchester United and Arsenal Meet in High-Profile Premier League MatchPublished November 19, 2016 by Florin P
Manchester United tries to capitalize on Arsenal’s long injury list and win the first derby this Premier League season. (12:30 p.m UK Time).
Mourinho was given a lot of freedom and all the money he needed to acquire the players he wanted the most. After spending so much cash, he has no excuse for not winning the trophy despite intense competition. So far, things are not going according to the plan and unless Manchester United defeats Arsenal, its chances will decrease even further. A strong head to head record and a fit starting formation give the Red Devils plenty of reasons to be optimistic.
Manchester United Takes More Chances Upfront
With such a stellar lineup of strikers, the home side can’t afford to play defensively in front of its fans. Not even this afternoon when Arsenal comes visiting, will the Portuguese manager field a defensive minded starting formation. There will be three strikers sending a hail of balls towards the net defended by Cech. Offensive midfielders are expected to pitch in, so the hosts should be able to exercise pressure.
After defeating Swansea on the road and scoring three goals in the first half, Manchester United needs to keep the bar high offensively. Arsenal is a dangerous team when given the chance to attack but struggles against squads that take the initiative. Earlier this year, Manchester United won the home game after scoring twice in the first half and that’s what they’ll be trying this afternoon.
Fatigue Takes Its Toll on Arsenal
Playing so many games in so many competitions is starting to show and Arsenal players struggled with injuries. Seven of them are unlikely to start against Manchester United and the others are tired. Despite extending their invincible run to 16 consecutive games, the Gunners had a hard time winning games recently. This will be a highly contested match and that’s why risk-averse punters should take the Draw no Bet offer from bet365 Sports. The bookie will pay at odds of 9/10 and refund stakes in case of a draw.