First Win in 12 Years?
Arsenal boast an unfortunate stat of not winning at Old Trafford in the Premier League since 2006, but there’s every reason to believe that they can come away with a victory tonight after the North London Derby win this weekend. Avoiding a defeat tonight would take the Gunners to 20 games unbeaten competitively and the man hoping to be the driving force behind it is Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. After his brace in the North London Derby he’s become the first player in the Premier League this season to hit double digits taking his tally to 10 goals and will be expected to add to it tonight against Mourinho’s frequently changing backline.
Man United’s previous game (2-2 away at Southampton), saw Jose field Matic and Mctominay as centre backs due to ongoing injury problems but that will play right into Arsenal’s hands with the Gunners averaging 2.3 goals scored a game this season. The bookies have United down as favourites for the night which is quite difficult to understand based on recent form and with Arsenal sitting at 2/1 (most bookmakers) it’s something you have to snap up.
No Signs of Life?
Burnley are seemingly stuck in a downward spiral with an average of 2.83 goals conceded a game from the last 6 games, where they’ve also only managed to claim a single point and they’re walking into a fixture against high flying Liverpool this evening.
Burnley look a shadow of the side they were last season in which they finished 7th place. In the 38 games last season they conceded 1.03 goals a game but prior to this evening they’re averaging 2.07 goals shipped per game over the 14 games they’ve played thus far and that stat seems as if it’ll only get worse. With uncertainties over Andrew Robertson and Sadio Mane’s fitness, Mohamed Salah will look to continue his goal scoring form, scoring 4 in his last 6 appearances. In the last 2 meetings between these two sides, Liverpool have racked up 53 shots whilst only scoring 3 goals, but with the current Burnley defensive woes that is bound to translate into a few goals tonight.
*Stats shown above directly from Premierleague.com*
Wolves have done nothing but live up to expectations at the start of the season but in recent weeks they’ve gone 6 games without a win and coming into a game against 3rd place Chelsea they’re going to have to pick up from where they originally started.
Despite recent form, Wolves have managed to take points from 3 of the 4 games they’ve played against last season’s top 6 which could be a factor in tonight’s game. Wolves play Chelsea tonight and then face Liverpool in a couple of weeks but will be hoping to kick start a return to form this evening.
Eden Hazard is another looking to return to form and has gone just over 2 months without a goal amongst minor injuries that you could blame the fact on but with the quality he possesses it’s only a matter of time before he’s back at his best.