Arsenal vs Manchester United EPL Betting Prediction

EPL Arsenal vs Manchester United Prediction 5/12/2024

Arsenal (26-5-5) travel to face off against Manchester United (16-13-6) on Sunday, May 12th. This match will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester. Arsenal is coming off a win in their previous match, while Manchester United will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Arsenal. The match is scheduled for 11:30 AM ET.

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Arsenal Is Coming Off A Win

Arsenal picked up a 3-0 shutout win over AFC Bournemouth on their home pitch. The money line payout for Arsenal was -500, and the three combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 3.5 goals.

Overall, Arsenal took six corners and 24 shots, with nine of their shots being on target. Bukayo Saka scored on his only penalty kick attempt and also had three shots on goal for the match, scoring in the 61st minute.

Leandro Trossard and Declan Rice were the other two players to score, with Rice also finishing with an assist. As a club, Arsenal had seven blocks and nine interceptions.

As the EPL season winds down, Arsenal has a one-point lead over Manchester City. They have won four straight matches, including a 3-0 win over AFC Bournemouth on May 4th. Overall, they are 26-5-5, and their 83 points are one more than Manchester City. On the road, Arsenal is 12-3-3, and they have been favored in 33 of their 36 matches. After this match vs. Manchester United, they will return home to take on Everton FC on May 19th.

Manchester United Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Manchester United will be looking to put their last match behind them, as they took on Crystal Palace and lost by a score of 4-0. This match took place on the Manchester United pitch, and going into the match, they were the heavy favorite despite playing on the road.

The over/under line going into the match was 3.5 goals, which was just below the four goals scored. This four goal output by Crystal Palace was despite the fact that they only took a total of 18 shots. Onana made a total of six saves between the sticks for Manchester United.

Manchester United’s offense finished the match with just two shots on goal and seven shots overall. Casemiro was the only offensive player to get a shot on goal, and overall, the club had two corner kicks and just two shots on target.

Through 35 matches, Manchester United sits in 8th place in the EPL, tied with Chelsea at 54 points. Over their last four matches, they have gone 1-1-2, including a loss to 14th-ranked Crystal Palace. Overall, they have been favored in 22 matches, going 13-6-3, while going 3-7-3 as the underdog. Next up, they will take on Newcastle United FC on May 15th.

Arsenal Offense Breakdown

So far this season, Arsenal has been one of the most potent offensive teams in the EPL, averaging 2.3 goals per match, which is the second-best mark in the league. They have also been effective at getting shots on goal, ranking third in the league in that category. Bukayo Saka has been their top scorer this season, finding the back of the net 16 times, which is the 10th-best mark in the EPL. He has also been their most accurate shooter, leading the team in shots on goal, and his 36 shots on goal is the 12th-best mark in the league.

Manchester United Offense Breakdown

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Manchester United has been a middle-of-the-pack offensive team this season, ranking 9th in the EPL in goals scored at 1.5 per match. Bruno Fernandes has been their top scorer, finding the net 10 times, which is 27th in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, ranking 9th in the EPL. Overall, Manchester United is 8th in the league in passing percentage at 82.8%.

Arsenal Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Manchester United, Arsenal’s defense is ranked 1st in the EPL, allowing just 0.8 goals per match. They are also 2nd in blocked shots and 14th in interceptions. Keeper David Raya leads the EPL with 15 clean sheets. Over their last seven matches, they have given up just four goals. They have been especially tough on the lower-tier offenses, as they have not given up a goal to a team ranked outside the top 10 in their last seven matches.

Manchester United Defense Breakdown

Manchester United’s defense has struggled of late, giving up 16 goals over their last seven matches. This includes allowing four goals to Crystal Palace FC, who is 14th in scoring. Overall, they are 7th in the EPL in goals allowed, giving up 1.6 goals per match. Keeper André Onana is 6th in clean sheets and 2nd in saves. Overall, they are 4th in blocked shots and 11th in interceptions. They are also 2nd in the EPL in fouls committed.

Arsenal vs Manchester United Prediction

Given that Arsenal comes in with the EPL’s top-ranked defense, we have them pulling away with a 3-1 win over Manchester United. This season, Arsenal has been one of the top offensive clubs in terms of both goals scored and shots on goal. Look for Leandro Trossard to find the net for Arsenal, while Marcus Rashford has the best chance to score for Manchester United.

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