Previewing West Ham vs Manchester City and Manchester United vs Arsenal
West Ham held firm for the majority of the contest and were more than a match for Arsenal at the Emirates on April 22, but they collapsed in the final 15 minutes and are still precariously positioned above the relegation zone. Declan Rice was lambasted by his boss, David Moyes, for making a crucial mistake and later took to social media to apologise for the costly error.
The Irish international will have to remain sharp as his side take on Manchester City at the London Stadium on April 29. Pep’s side may have wrapped up the Premier League but there is still plenty to play for and they can still break the 100-point barrier this season. The Citizens are expected to take all three points against the Hammers.
David Moyes’ side took the lead when these sides faced one another earlier in the season but City have no distractions and their bid to clock up a century of points is likely to see them heavily backed here at 3/10 with Paddy Power. It’s a far more palatable 10/11 for Manchester City to be winning at both half time and full time.
Despite falling behind in December, Manchester City turned the game around and won 2-1 at the Etihad. When these sides met in pre-season, it finished 3-0 to Pep’s men and a similar amount of goals is expected once again.
Betfair have priced Over 2.5 Goals up at 4/7 and it’s Evens for 2-3 match goals in total and this would have landed in seven of the last 11 meetings between these sides.
Manchester United Set to Dominate at Old Trafford
Manchester United were in FA Cup action last weekend as the Red Devils booked their place in the final. Jose Mourinho’s side have won successive games in all competitions and they will be expected to continue that sequence against the Gunners.
Arsenal have not travelled well this season winning just three of their 16 matches on the road and this is likely to be one of their toughest challenges yet. United are priced at 2/5 to inflict more away day misery on Arsene Wenger’s side.
The visitors have lost three of their last five away matches by a 2-1 scoreline and a repeat of that outcome is available at 13/2 with Betfair. However, the hosts don’t concede many goals and a 2-0 correct score is the likeliest outcome at Old Trafford and is 6/1 with Paddy Power.