The Theatre of Dreams was becoming the Theatre of Screams for Manchester United. An opening day defeat to Crystal Palace, that 6-1 thrashing by Spurs and the lame goalless Chelsea draw all took place at Old Trafford, leaving fans scratching their heads at home.
Their away form was in contrast, fine. Wins at Brighton, Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain showed signs of progress, but the Old Trafford disappointments hung a shadow over Solskjaer.
That was until Wednesday. Last season’s Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig were in town and got absolutely hammered 5-0. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pre-match talk was all about getting his team back together and Manchester United do seem to be back to their modern-day best.
We’re BOOSTING United
If that Manchester United side turn up on Sunday, we feel they might be too hot to handle for Arsenal. Mikel Arteta’s men have lost their last two Premier League games and you feel off-field issues are beginning to distract them. Ozil’s exclusion and redundancies at the club left a bitter taste and you feel these issues don’t do the players any favors.
United are finding their groove and Arsenal seem to be losing track; sometimes those two factors alone can help you make a prediction on the game’s outcome.
There’s no mad science behind this one, nor any over complicated maths, just black and white honesty: United are on the rise, Arsenal on the decline. Sometimes, just sometimes, football is a simple game…
Man United to win and both teams to score was 3.80 and we’ll now boost it to 4.5 (3.5/1)
Man of the moment
Marcus Rashford can’t put a foot wrong. Everything he touches is turning to gold and we’re not even talking about his time on the pitch! He’s changing lives across the UK and scoring goals for fun. A Champions League hat-trick in the was just the tip of the iceberg for the 22-year-old, who’s got his sights set on bigger things than football.
He didn’t start the game on Wednesday, but he’ll certainly be in the line up on Sunday and you can get him to score the game’s first goal at 11/2 or 6.5.
Monday Night Football
Monday night pits two struggling teams together in Fulham and West Brom and these games are always fun. Both teams are yet to win and this can go anywhere as neither manager will settle for a draw under the tough circumstances.
With both defenses as leaky as a rusty pipe we expect goals to fly in.
Get over 3.5 goals on Monday Night at 14/5 or 3.8