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Weekend Predictions - including Arsenal v Man Utd...

Friday 5th May 2017

In your Across the Leagues – EXTRA email today:

  • Arsenal v Man Utd...
  • Top 10 Tables – 9 out of 10 for Fulham...
  • Enter your predictions...

Welcome to your ATL Extra weekend email...

We have a classic Premier League fixture this weekend – and with Champions League qualification still up for grabs, there’s all to play for...

Arsenal and Man Utd do battle in the Super Sunday game...

THE BIG GAME – Arsenal v Man Utd

Premier League, Sun 4.30pm – Sky Sports

Match odds:

Arsenal 19/20 (1.95)         Draw 11/4 (3.75)     Man Utd 10/3 (4.33)

This is 6th plays 5th in the league table, but with Man Utd beset with injury problems – and a Europa League semi final 2nd Leg to prepare for – the bookies make Arsenal clear favourites for the Home Win...

Arsenal at odds-on doesn’t look very exciting to me. The Gunners have a less than convincing record against fellow Top 6 sides this season – losing 2-0 at Tottenham last time out, drawing 2-2 at home v Man City, losing 3-1 at Liverpool and 3-1 at Chelsea, losing 2-1 at Man City, drawing 1-1 at Man Utd and 1-1 at home v Tottenham... Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Chelsea in September seems a long way off now.

Man Utd’s 25-game Premier League unbeaten run is at stake here. Jose Mourinho has a decimated squad to pick from, but is no stranger to putting a team out to get a job done in 90 minutes. United have drawn 12 of those 25 unbeaten games, and have lost just 2 of their last 10 Premier League meetings with Arsenal.

Plenty of reasons to steer clear of the Match Result betting then – but if you are going for Arsenal or Man Utd, then you might want to check out the Enhanced Odds (but limited stakes) offers available with Betfair Sportsbook...

  • You can get 30/1 for Arsenal or 60/1 for Man Utd here

Looking at the alternative markets, the stats on our Across the Leagues members-only website tell us that...

  • Contrasting Total Goals stats – Arsenal are our top-rated Over 2.5 Goals team in the Premier League, but Man Utd are ranked 1st for Under 2.5 Goals
  • Over 10.5 Corners bets have paid out in 9 of Arsenal’s last 10 home games
  • Over 4.5 Cards bets have paid out in 5 of Arsenal’s last 6 home games. And also in 4 of Referee Andre Marriner’s last 5 Premier League games

Goals, Corners, Cards & Booking Points markets for Arsenal v Man Utd are available with a range of bookies including Bet365, 888 Sport and Stan James.

TOP 10 TABLES – 9 out of 10 for Fulham...

The stats are a huge part of everything we do. And the FREE Top 10 Tables on our website give you a great helping hand when it comes to finding weekend bet opportunities...

The tables gather together some of the unique betting stats from inside our OPTA-powered site, showcasing the current top-performing teams across the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two combined. In the following betting markets:

  • Match Results
  • Under 2.5 Goals
  • Over 2.5 Goals
  • Both Teams to Score

For example, Both Teams to Score bets have paid out in 9 of Fulham’s last 10 Championship games...

You can get free access to the new Top 10 Tables – freshly updated with the up-to-date stats – in the ATL Extra section of our website here.

MATCH PREDICTOR – Enter your predictions...

GLIDRIL was the top scoring player in our Premier League Mini League last week, with 2 Correct Scores and a very solid 7 out of 10 correct Match Results.

Last season’s winner CHRISSIE13 is STILL top of the overall table. Is she on for back-to-back titles?

Let’s see who comes out top this weekend...

  • We’re offering a £100 prize to our Mini League winner at the end of the season
  • You’ll find the Mini League section by clicking on the Game Lobby button. Then scroll down to Mini Leagues and click ‘Join Existing’

Here are my Predictions for this weekend’s Premier League games. And as ever, in the interests of comparison, here’s what Paul Merson on Sky Sports and Mark Lawrenson on the BBC think, too...

GAME

ME

MERSON

LAWRO

West Ham v Tottenham
0-2
0-3
0-2
Man City v Crystal Palace
3-1
3-1
3-0
Bournemouth v Stoke
2-0
3-2
1-1
Burnley v West Brom
2-0
1-1
1-1
Hull v Sunderland
3-0
2-0
2-0
Leicester v Watford
1-0
3-1
2-0
Swansea v Everton
2-3
2-1
2-1
Liverpool v Southampton
2-1
3-0
2-0
Arsenal v Man Utd
1-1
3-0
1-1
Chelsea v Middlesbrough
4-0
3-1
4-1

I’ll be back next week with more stats and predictions for you.

Enjoy the football...

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Oliver Upstone

Across the Leagues Extra

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