Match: Arsenal vs Manchester United
Competition: England – FA Cup
Time / Date: 21:55h / 25 January
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London)
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Old rivals battle repeat in the FA Cup as Arsenal welcome Red Devils. Saturday’s 2-0 home win versus Chelsea gave the ‘Gunners’ a much-needed morale increase, making it just four victories in their previous nine competitive matches (W4, D1, L4). Notably, all four of those wins have been by a margin of 2+ goals.
At the Emirates, Emery players have been awesome this season. They have lost just two of their 18 games across all competitions (W13, D3, L2). Moreover, they’ve banged 2+ goals in 11 of those 18 matches, showing the ease in which they have found the net in front of their fans.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has galvanised United after his arrival. Following his lead the ‘Red Devils’ have won all seven of their matches, impressively five have been by a margin of 2+ goals. A big part in their success has been ‘striking first’, having scored the first goal in all seven of those triumphs.
United were beaten 2-1 in the last FA Cup fixture within these sides in March 2015. After then, the sides have met eight occasions, with United winning three of those matches (W3, D3, L2). Additionally, there was over 2.5 goals in five of those meetings.
Arsenal vs Man Utd Head-to-head (H2H)
- Teams shared prizes in a super exciting clash at Old Trafford in early-December (2-2 draw).
- Arsenal, therefore, stopped the streak of two direct defeats to the Red Devils.
- Five of preceding six H2H matches consulted goals scored at both ends.
Arsenal vs Man Utd Prediction
Arsenal will be charged with faith going into Friday’s FA Cup fourth-round encounter against Manchester United after striking London rivals Chelsea last time out.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has gained three points in all of his opening seven matches as Manchester United boss but it will be intriguing to see how he balances his team for their FA Cup fourth-round event.
The result of this match could actually depend on which team fields the strongest XI. Both managers have proved they are prompt to play youngsters this season but are yet to experience a game of this dimension in cup competitions.
Both teams have scored in eight of the last 10 meetings, so we can suppose to see fascinating goals on Friday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now proved he will only make a few changes, with FA Cup fame in mind.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Betting Tips
- BTTS and over 2.5 match goals with odds 2.00