Manchester United vs Arsenal Prediction, 12/2/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester United vs Arsenal
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Location: Old Trafford in Manchester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester United (-118) Arsenal (+288)
Old Trafford is the site where Bruno Fernandes and Manchester United (5-3-5, 8th in the EPL) will take on Arsenal (7-2-4, 5th in the EPL) on Thursday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are David de Gea for Manchester United and Aaron Ramsdale for Arsenal. Manchester United are at -118 while the Gunners are at +288. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Manchester United faced Chelsea in their most recent game and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 1-1. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 89.7% received passes rate by connecting on 253 out of their 282 targeted passes in their last outing. Manchester United tried 15 dribbles in this outing and converted 8 of those tries for a percentage of 53.3%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Manchester United finished the game at a 66.7% clip by hitting 2 shots on target of 3 total shots. Manchester United is averaging 1.62 goals per 90 minutes (21 goals in total) and have accounted for 18 assists in all games this season.
Bruno Fernandes is a player who should be able to impact this game for Manchester United. Fernandes has started 238 matches so far in his career and he accounts for 0.38 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Portugal has totaled 88 goals in 20,969 mins played. He has totaled 64 assists while earning 53 yellow cards so far in his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Cristiano Ronaldo, the forward representing Portugal. Ronaldo has been on the pitch for 49,901 mins in 554 starts and has been handed a total of 79 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 139 times thus far in his career while he has scored 483 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.87 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The guy protecting the net for Manchester United is David de Gea. de Gea (216-96-97 record in his career) has accumulated 139 clean sheets, which has earned him a 34.0% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Spain has faced 1,586 shots sent his way in 409 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.1 (449 goals conceded) and his save percentage is 72.9. de Gea has seen the field for 36,748 mins and has 1,157 stops during his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Arsenal went home victorious with a score of 2-0 against Newcastle United. Arsenal earned a 64.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 16 of the 25 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by completing 586 out of their 659 attempted passes for a rate of 88.9%. Arsenal had 6 shots attempted out of 24 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% rate in their last outing. With 15 goals and 8 assists in all their contests, Arsenal is averaging 1.15 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 minutes.
Alexandre Lacazette will need to provide a lift for Arsenal. He is averaging 0.57 G/90 and has started 272 games during his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from France has been on the pitch for 23,795 minutes while scoring 151 goals. He has totaled 41 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 39 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward representing France. He has earned 207 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 54 different times. Aubameyang has been handed 26 yellow cards in 30,600 mins played (342 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.61.
Aaron Ramsdale will look after the net for Arsenal. Ramsdale has racked up 27 clean sheets and has defended 526 shots tried against him in 11,340 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of 70.3 and his shutout rate sits at 21.4%. He has surrendered 1.53 goals per 90 and he has a record of 35-21-70. Thus far in his career, Ramsdale has conceded 193 goals and has accumulated 363 saves in 126 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arsenal (+288)
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