Manchester United Plays Decisive Match Against ArsenalPublished May 7, 2017 by Florin P
The last chance for Manchester United and Arsenal to secure a Champions League berth (4:00 p.m UK Time).
Manchester United squandered an amazing opportunity over the weekend when they failed to defeat Swansea in front of their fans. It was a disheartening failure, but the point they scrapped at Old Trafford proved to be enough after all. That’s because their city rivals were just as ineffective on the road against Middlesbrough, so the two teams continue their fight for the Champions League. Arsenal is almost out of the race and unless they managed to defeat the Red Devils in London, everything will be lost.
Tremendous Pressure on the Home Side
Arsene Wenger is almost certain to leave the club at the end of the season and he hopes to send Arsenal to the Champions League. So far their mission doesn’t look very promising, especially after their defeat on the road against Tottenham. Another failure against Manchester United is going to crush their hopes, but a draw won’t be enough either.
Under these circumstances, the hosts will be compelled to take more chances upfront and throw into the fray at least two strikers. The Gunners have plenty of options on paper, but recent results suggest that none of their forwards are in particularly good form.
A Long Injury List for Manchester United
The visitors have been plagued by injuries since the beginning of the season, but things took a turn for the worse in late April. The fact that players are picking up red cards at an alarming pace doesn’t help either and the elimination of Fellaini further complicates matters for them.
Under these circumstances, Manchester United will have to settle for a draw if opportunity presents itself and won’t take too many chances upfront. The good news is that Arsenal might give them a helping hand by exposing themselves to vicious counter attacks. In any case, risk-averse punters should take the double chance wager and bet on Manchester United to win or draw at odds of 4/5 with bet365 Sports.