Arsenal faces Manchester United in a crucial fixture that could shape the narrative of the early season. Despite both teams not being in their best form, their two wins out of three games each offer hope, and a victory on Sunday would reaffirm their trajectory before the international break.
Also, Not just on these two games, TopbetsSA picks the top five betting fixtures you can place your money on, plus extra tips for our readers.
Arsenal vs Manchester United
Defensive challenges loom for both sides. Arsenal lost Jurrien Timber to injury and conceded three goals in three games. Manchester United, dealing with absences like Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane, struggled defensively even before these setbacks. However, Manchester United’s attacking potential shines, with impressive expected goals and big chances created stats.
A competitive clash is expected, with both teams finding the net in their past four meetings. A 2-1 scoreline in favor of Arsenal seems plausible, considering their consistent home scoring of two goals and Manchester United’s recent trend of conceding two goals.
Bukayo Saka stands out as a potential anytime goalscorer. His recent record against Manchester United and consistent home performance make him a strong option to find the back of the net once again.
In two out of their three games this season, both Arsenal and Manchester United have witnessed both teams scoring, highlighting their attacking prowess. While defensive concerns persist, their offensive threat remains potent. Manchester United, in particular, stand out with the joint-highest number of significant goal-scoring opportunities created. Notably, both sides have found the net in all of their past four competitive encounters, underscoring the likelihood of another goal-filled showdown between these rivals.
Tip: Both Teams to Score ✅
Crystal Palace vs Wolves
Crystal Palace returns to Selhurst Park after a series of away games, seeking their first home win of the season against Wolves on Sunday. Following a remarkable 4-2 comeback victory against Plymouth in the EFL Cup, the Eagles secured a 1-1 draw against Brentford in their recent league fixture.
Wolves, under the guidance of new manager Gary O’Neil, endured an initial struggle but rebounded with consecutive clean-sheet wins over Everton and Blackpool in cup matches. However, facing Palace promises to be a tougher challenge.
Palace’s strength at home, where they earned a significant portion of their points last season, could play a pivotal role. Having performed well in a close 1-0 defeat against Arsenal at Selhurst Park, Palace seems poised to hold an advantage over Wolves.
Wolves, while initially goal-shy against Manchester United, have found the net in their subsequent three games, including a 5-goal haul against Blackpool. With Palace yet to keep a clean sheet this season, Wolves might capitalize on that to score. A predicted 2-1 victory for the hosts appears reasonable, with Odsonne Edouard standing out as a goal-scoring candidate given his recent form.
Crystal Palace has commenced the season on a positive note, amassing four points from three games. Their upcoming match against Wolves offers an opportunity to capitalize on their home advantage. Last season, the Eagles secured a substantial 28 out of 45 points at Selhurst Park. In contrast, Wolves’ away form has been lackluster, with only three wins in their previous 21 away league matches, accompanied by 13 losses.
Both Teams to Score✅
Below are our top five betting fixtures for Sunday;
5️⃣ Top five selections – Over 2.5
- Fortuna Sittard v Ajax Amsterdam❌
- C. Croatia v C. Olympic ✅
- Brondby IF v Randers FC ✅
- FC Kobenhavn v Viborg❌
- FC Midtjylland v AGF Aarhus❌
Five Picks – BTTS
- Atletico Madrid v Sevilla FC
- FC Kobenhavn v Viborg❌
- Aalborg BK v Kolding IF✅
- Tabasalu W v Viimsi W❌
- Inter Turku v Oulu✅
Five – Wins (Winning team in Bold)
- Lyon v Paris SG ✅
- Osasuna v FC Barcelona✅
- Empoli v Juventus✅
- Inter Milan v Fiorentina✅
- Liverpool v Aston Villa ✅
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