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Manchester United vs Arsenal - 12/5/18 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Manchester United will host Arsenal at Old Trafford for a big game in the English Premier League.

Manchester United are struggling as they have only managed in 2 points in their last 3 outings. The previous 2 matches have been especially disappointing for Manchester United as they have only managed draws against Crystal Palace and Southampton. The fans are starting to turn on the manager and the team and things are not looking good for the Red Devils. On the positive, Lukaku ended his goal drought against Southampton meaning Manchester United will hope that their Belgian superstar can inspire the team in this match.

On the other side of the coin, Arsenal have been playing amazing football. The Gunners beat Tottenham over the weekend in an emphatic 4-2 win that moved the team into the top 4. The strikers have been combining well for Arsenal with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang playing exceptionally well as he scored twice in the North London derby. Arsenal and Manchester United have a long history which goes back since the start of the league meaning that the Gunners will be desperate to ensure they can build on Manchester United’s poor form.

These two teams met twice last season with Manchester United winning on both occasions. The most recent head-to-head match played at Old Trafford ended with Manchester United winning 2-1.

While it is never easy to play against Manchester United at Old Trafford, it seems like now is a perfect time as the Red Devils look very vulnerable.  In comparison, Arsenal are looking extremely strong and have had big wins recently to ensure that their confidence is high. Considering how poorly Manchester United played against Crystal Palace and Southampton, I see them losing again meaning that Arsenal should leave Old Trafford with all 3 points.

 

Pick:
Manchester United

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