Manchester United vs. Arsenal prediction, odds: Expert reveals English Premier League picks for Sept. 4, 2022

Arsenal will be out to prove they belong at the top of the 2022-23 English Premier League table when they visits Old Trafford on Sunday to take on resurgent Manchester United. The Gunners (5-0-0) are the only Premier League team to take all three points from every match, but United (3-0-2) have won three in a row. Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag is finding the right recipe in his attempt to turn things around at Old Trafford, and a dismal start seems like just a bad memory. A 2-1 home victory against Liverpool on Aug. 22 provided a spark, and a 1-0 victory at Leicester on Thursday continued the good vibes. Arsenal’s new-look attack bombarded Aston Villa on Wednesday, with a 22-4 advantage in shots and nine on target, but it had to eke out a 2-1 victory. The Gunners have won seven of the past eight league meetings, but Manchester United prevailed 3-2 in the last matchup at Old Trafford in December. 

Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m ET in Manchester, England. United are a slight +160 favorite (risk $100 to win $160) on the 90-minute money line, with Arsenal the +165 underdogs, in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Manchester United vs. Arsenal odds. A regulation draw is priced at +250 and the over/under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Arsenal vs. Manchester United picks or English Premier League predictions, you need to see what SportsLine’s Martin Green has to say

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $33,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he is 10-7 over his past 17 EPL picks. He has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has broken down the Man U vs. Arsenal matchup from every angle and just locked in his picks and EPL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Arsenal vs. Man U:

  • Man U vs. Arsenal spread: Man U -0.5 (+155)
  • Man U vs. Arsenal over/under: 2.5 goals
  • Man U vs. Arsenal money line: United +160, Arsenal +165, Draw +250
  • Man U: They have scored in their past seven home league matches.
  • Arsenal: They have scored in eight straight meetings at Old Trafford.  
  • Man U vs. Arsenal picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why you should back Manchester United 

The Red Devils are brimming with confidence since the huge victory against rival Liverpool. Ten Hag made the tough decisions to bench superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and captain Harry Maguire, but it has worked. New captain Bruno Fernandes now spearheads the attack, and while he has just one goal so far, he has proven he can be a focal point. He had 18 goals and 12 assists in 2020-21, before Ronaldo arrived and had 18 goals of his own last season. Jadon Sancho (two goals) and Marcus Rashford (one goal, one assist) also seem rejuvenated lately.

Both teams have Europa League matches Thursday, and while Man U have one less day of rest from midweek, Arsenal are facing an injury crisis. Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale might miss out altogether (or be at less than 100 percent), and several key midfielders are hobbling. The Gunners have beaten just one team that has more than one victory this season, so a trip to Old Trafford will be their first major test. Arsenal have won once in the past 15 visits to Old Trafford (1-5-9) and have not started with six consecutive victories since the 1947-48 season.

Why you should back Arsenal

The Gunners attack has looked much different than last year’s through the first five games. Arsenal finished fifth in the table last season, 11 points clear of sixth-place United, despite a sluggish attack, and the addition of Brazilian Gabriel Jesus has transformed their offense. He has three goals and three assists through five games, and he has pushed fellow Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli to a higher level. Both scored in Wednesday’s victory against Villa, giving the 21-year-old Martinelli three goals, as well. Arsenal have scored 13 goals and conceded four.

Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka have played huge roles in the Brazilians’ success, but Odegaard’s availability is in doubt. The Norwegian also has scored three times, so he would be missed, but Emile Smith Rowe is a capable replacement. The 22-year-old scored 10 goals last season, second on the team to Saka’s 11. Arsenal have a 6% edge in possession so far (57-51), so they should control the tempo, and they have allowed just 12 shots on target, second-fewest in the league. United have scored just five goals in their first five matches.

How to make Arsenal vs. Manchester United picks

Green has analyzed Sunday’s Arsenal vs. Manchester United match from every angle. He is taking the Over on the goal total and has two other confident best bets, along with his full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing those picks here.

So who wins Manchester United vs. Arsenal in Sunday’s English Premier League matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Arsenal vs. Manchester United match, all from the soccer expert who has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the world.

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