Arsenal take on Manchester United in the Premier League this weekend in a game that is always one of the most intriguing contests of the season.
Despite this fixture’s rich and significant history throughout the Premier League era, both teams arguably arrive at this stage in uncharted territory.
This poses a big dilemma for fans of sports betting who will no doubt be looking at a number of factors going into this game as they decide how best to come away with some winnings.
Manchester United dominance vs Arsenal to come to an end?
While United have long dominated this fixture for much of the last decade, there are signs that that might be about to come to an end, despite their apparent superiority over Arsenal this season.
It’s not often the Red Devils fail to beat the Gunners, but they collected just one point against them in their two games last season – also an unusual occurrence for manager Jose Mourinho, who lost a competitive game to Arsene Wenger for the first time.
Still, if viewed as part of a wider trend, Mourinho no longer looks to have the upper hand in contests against the big six, with the Portuguese struggling on the road in particular.
Recently defeated by his old club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho has now failed to win in his last eleven away games against big six opposition, and Arsenal have been unforgiving at the Emirates Stadium recently.
Arsenal to continue strong home run against Manchester United?
While it may feel unnatural for those betting on soccer to put their money on Arsenal when it comes to taking on United, but the Gunners are in unstoppable form at the Emirates right now.
With a 5-0 win against a Huddersfield Town last night, Arsenal have now won 12 in a row in their north London home – and it’s hard to see this Mourinho-led United ending that run.
Which trend do you think is most likely to continue in this weekend’s big game?