Manchester United at Arsenal 1/25/19 - FA Cup Picks & Predictions

By: Paul |

Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 1:21 PM ET

Two old enemies will clash against one another in the round of 32 of the FA Cup, when Arsenal will play host to Manchester United. Arsenal are in dire need of a confidence boost right now and are dealing with quite a few injuries. Manchester United have been in great shape and will fight to take at least a draw here that would send the match to a second leg.

Arsenal are coming into this match after a really great performance at home against Chelsea, beating their London rials by 0-2 at home. The Gunners have now won three of their last five (3-2-0), scoring in four of those matches and keeping two clean sheets. They have been spectacular at home so far in all competitions (13-2-3) and have won six of their last seven there. However, they kept just three clean sheets in that span and their defense is still struggling. Manchester United played a pretty solid match at home against Brighton and eventually managed to extend their winning streak to seven matches since the change in coach. But they have kept just three clean sheets in that span and the truth is that they have been cruising for a bruising for quite some time now. They might have won each of their last three on the road but prior to that they were win-less in four (0-3-1). Moreover, Manchester United have scored in all their away matches this season.

Manchester United are undefeated in the last three against Arsenal and that includes a 2-2 draw at home earlier in the season. They have been great in this venue over the past decade (5-3-2) but have scored in just two of their last five here. Arsenal are suffering at the back but should have the upper hand here.

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