Manchester United have had an average Premier League campaign by their standards. After being betting favourites with freetips.com and other betting sites ahead of several other rival clubs to finish in the top four, they are, after a terrible season even by recent standards, at the risk of missing out on Champions League football altogether.
The club have failed to win four successive league games over the course of the campaign, but have the chance to put things right following the March international break.
They are currently sixth in the league standings with 50 points, four adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal. The north London club have an advantage with a game in hand.
Hence, the Red Devils barely have room for more setbacks and will need to pile the pressure on the Gunners ahead of next month’s meeting with regular wins.
They will restart after the international break with a home game against Leicester City. The Foxes have recently proved a bogey club for them with three straight losses.
However, United should get the better of them this time around. It should be an open-scoring contest between the sides which could play into United’s hands.
The Red Devils have tended to struggle against low-blocks, but it has not been the case when they have been up against teams, who have shown more attacking intent.
It won’t be a straightforward contest, but United should prevail with a second-straight league win. Following the game, United face Everton and Norwich home and away.
With the duo languishing at the tail-end of the league standings, it appears an easy win for United on paper, but it won’t be a surprise if they are made to work for them.
Both teams are bound to go with a defensive approach which has worked effectively against United. Norwich lost by a single goal during the reverse meeting at Carrow Road.
Such games have been United’s Achilles’ heel with draws against Burnley and Watford. They can ill-afford another repeat this time around. We back them to come on top.
Prior to the trip to the Emirates Stadium on April 23, United have a midweek game against Liverpool which is undoubtedly their toughest test in the season run-in.
Unlike most teams, United have picked up regular points from Liverpool in recent campaigns, but it has mostly been in the form of draws. We anticipate a possible stalemate.
The Reds have had the better of United in the last two games with four or more goals scored. Rangnick’s side will start on the back foot, but need to get something from Anfield.
If they manage to grab at least a point, this would put them in good stead for the north London trip. United have not won a league game at the Emirates since December 2017.
They should still take confidence from the reverse league meeting at Old Trafford (3-2 win) which was their first victory in six matches against the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta’s side also have a favourable schedule to start with next month with matches against Crystal Palace, Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton.
However, they have a tough outing at Chelsea to follow. The Red Devils have the chance to potentially go level on points with Arsenal with a win at the Emirates.