United to travel to the Emirates this weekend to take on Arsenal, and they look a big price at 2.62 to beat the Wenger boys.
The Gunners were thrashed 8-2 earlier in the season at Old Trafford, and although they have improved since then I can’t see why they are virtually the same price as United in the betting to gain their revenge.
They come into this on the back of a 3-2 defeat away at Swansea and have been finding it hard to find the back of the net at home having scored more than once in just four of their last 16 PL games on their own patch – netting just 20 in total over those matches.
Ok, they do have a good recent record in this fixture having won three and lost one of the last five but United have by far the stronger current form coming into this and are more than capable of bagging all three points.
Wayne Rooney has scored six goals in his last six appearances against Arsenal in all competitions, and has also reached a number of milestones in games against them.
He scored his first, his 100th and his 150th goal for United against the Gunners, and also netted his first ever goal in the Premiership against them!
Not surprising bookmakers make him and Thierry Henry the market leaders to score first at around the 6 mark.
However I would rather back Rooney in the anytime goalscorer market at the 2.4 on offer with bet365, with my hard earned going on Welbeck to break the deadlock at 6.5 with the same firm.
Given that Arsenal will be out keen to avoid another heavy humiliating defeat I can’t see this being a goal fest.
There aren’t usually more than a few goals scored in games between the two sides, and United to win 2-0 or 2-1 is my idea of the outcome.
The former is massive 15 with Paddy Power, while the latter is 9.5 chance with bet365, Boylesports and Paddy Power.