With the 2015 Soccer –English Premier League into their season we have an interesting match-up this Sunday the 4th of October 2015 with Arsenal playing at Manchester United with the game being played at the Emirates Stadium in London, England with kick-off at 11 AM ET.
Many Soccer fans can remember how these 2 teams back in the 90’s and 00’s were the dominating teams in the League, and this season we find that once again both are ranked in the top 4 and play for the 1st time this 2015 season. For M. United this is their 1st time in 2 years that they have ranked at the top of the EPL and if you Bet on Soccer at an Offshore sportsbook the opening odds Arsenal at -108 with Total 2.5 with United at +232!
For the fans of Arsenal your team had a tough loss to Olympiakos 3-2 this past week, in a display by the Arsenal Gunners of what appeared to be lack of defending. The last loss Arsenal had at home was the 2-1 loss to D. Zagreb and then 2-0 to Chelsea. Then they came back and beat 5-2 Leicester who presently rank 4th in the EPL ranking. Defensively for them to win this game, they improve in a big way coming up against Manchester United.
In this game the Gunners have in goal P Cech returning to the lineup replacing D. Ospina who lost the ball into his own goal for an auto goal and this should be an improvement. Meanwhile the team has not had problems moving forward and will attack the M. United back who have showed some weaknesses. Therefore the speed and talent of A. Sanchez and T. Walcott could be a lot to handle defensively for M. United. Both Sanchez and Walcott managed to score against Olympiakos in their last game. In the last 4 games Sanchez has 4 goals as he had a hat trick in their win over Leicester, while Walcott scored 4 goals in his last 6 games.
In the last few seasons the Arsenal Gunners have played very strong as in their last 38 matches they are with 35 wins in the EPL at the Emirates Stadium.
If you’re a fan of United of Manchester, your team has 4 consecutive games in all competition, and they came from a deficit to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 this past week. Your Red Devils have brought anew their scoring talent in the last weeks, as in their last 6 games they scored 4 goals, and that includes 3 of their last EPL games. In those EPL games they managed to win all 3 and thus are at the top of the EPL by 1 point as the move forward into this weekend.
Their strong performance lately can be attributed to the ecstatic form of A. Martial and J. Mata on the front line. Martial who is only 19 has added another gear to the United offense since he entered their roster, with in his 6 appearances to date he has scored 4 goals, of which three were in the EPL League. On the other hand Mata in his last 4 games has scored 3 goals and has 2 assists.
With this new offensive talent the Red Devils will continue their attack against the Gunner defense which has struggled as of late, allowing at least two goals in each of their last 5 competitions. United in their midfield also has a strong midfield with M. Schneiderlin, B. Schweinsteiger and M. Carrick who can overpower the Arsenal midfielders that seem to lack the balance in their defensive attack.
The Manchester United Red Devils have a great record in their road games, as in their last 6 match-ups they have 3 wins and 1 loss.
The prediction in this EPL game is that the Red Devils will continue with their home game victories at Emirate Stadium and beat the Gunners of Arsenal 2-1!