FA Cup betting – Man Utd vs Arsenal
Man Utd vs Arsenal betting preview
Manchester United take on Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter final on Saturday and it gives manager Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson a chance to renew rivalries. Man United have already knocked out rivals Liverpool along the way and will be looking to win the competition for the 12th time. While Arsenal overcame Leyton Orient in the last round and will also be eager to win the competition after losing out to Birmingham in the League Cup final. It will, though, be a tough task for the Gunners who haven’t won at Old Trafford since 2006.
Man Utd vs Arsenal odds
Two consecutive defeats against their closest rivals has put Man United’s position at the top of the Premier League under pressure. They are though still in a good position to progress in the Champions League and in with a good chance to win the FA Cup if they can progress through against Arsenal on Saturday. Last time out Liverpool really took advantage of the missing defensive pairing of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand and their inclusion may have a big impact on the outcome this weekend. Vidic will return from his ban which will give the team a boost but Ferdinand is still doubtful. Wayne Rooney will be a key figure for Man United if they are to progress and the striker has started to find some after scoring 3 goals in his last 5 games in all competitions. With this in mind the Englishman is looking good at 6.0 with bet365 to open the scoring. The Red Devils are slight favourites to win against an Arsenal team struggling recently and best priced at 2.05 with William Hill. A comprehensive 3-1 home win is also showing really nicely at 17.0 with Skybet. Compare free bets from UK bookmakers here.
Arsenal have stuttered slightly over the last couple of weeks in their pursuit of a first trophy since 2005. After losing out in the Cup final to Birmingham they have since failed to make ground on the leaders and lost out in the Champions League to Barcelona. Arsene Wenger may now prioritise the FA Cup in an attempt to bring some silverware to North London this season. Robin Van Persie and Cesc Fabregas both played despite slight injury worries in midweek and should play in Manchester as Arsene Wenger will be looking for a response from his side. The Gunners haven’t had a good experience at Old Trafford in recent seasons and that is reflected in the odds with Arsenal being best priced at 4.0 with Paddy Power to get the win. Robin Van Persie is most certainly the danger man for Arsenal after scoring 14 goals for the Gunners this season and the Dutchman is a good bet at 3.2 with Boylesports to score at any time.
Wayne Rooney first goal scorer – 6.0 Bet365
3-1 Man United WIN – 17.0 Skybet
Robin Van Persie anytime scorer – 3.2 Boylesports
Vidic to score with a header in 90 mins – 11.0 Paddy Power
By Sam Markham
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