Premier League Matchday 14: Get the latest Premier League Football previews, injuries and suspensions, H2H stats and betting tips of the Wednesday evening matches.
Manchester United vs Arsenal
Thursday 2 December, 20:15
Arsenal travels north to face Manchester United on Thursday, the first game since Ralf Rangnick was named caretaker manager, even though the new man is still waiting for his work visa to be approved.
Michael Carrick will remain in charge until Rangnick’s work visa is addressed, and it will be a significant task given Manchester United’s winless streak against Arsenal in the Premier League; no wins in the last 6 Premier League matches against the G
United have looked solid in the aftermath of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal. However, the hosts have only collected five points in their last eight Premier League games (W1-D2-L5)
The Red Devils’ only home league wins this season have come against bottom-six opponents.
Harry Maguire has served his one-match suspension and is now eligible for selection.
Arsenal moved level on points with fourth-place West Ham after bouncing back from a crushing setback to Liverpool with a 2-0 win against Newcastle on Saturday.
Arsenal have gone W7-D2-L1 in their past ten Premier League games, but Mikel Arteta’s men have been at their best at home (5-1-1) and below par in their away matches (2-1-3, 3-11 goals).
Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac are both injured, but the in-form north Londoners should be OK for their trip north. Mikel Arteta is awaiting the results of a scan on Bukayo Sako’s injury, which he suffered in last week’s 2-0 win against Newcastle United.
Manchester United vs Arsenal betting tip: Double Chance Arsenal-Draw @ 1.87
Tottenham Hotspur vs Brentford
Thursday 2 December, 19:30
Antonio Conte won’t mind that his team has a whole week break between games after the game against Burnley was called off at the last minute due to snow.
Spurs played out a dull 0-0 draw away at hapless Everton in Conte’s first game in charge before coming from behind to beat a struggling Leeds 2-1. However, after a raft of changes to the team, Spurs were shockingly beaten 2-1 to MS Mura in the Europa Conference, and Conte didn’t hide his frustration after the game.
Brentford’s away record is a solid 2-3-1, so they won’t be taken lightly on Thursday night. Thomas Frank has already lost goalkeeper David Raya, as well as defense duo Kristoffer Ajer and Zanka.
Brentford have scored in each of their previous six games in all competitions and in 12 of their past 14, with the exception of a 1-0 loss at home to Chelsea and Brighton in the Premier League.
At least three goals have been scored in each of Tottenham’s past four Premier League home games and in each of Brentford’s last three away games.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Brentford betting tip: Tottenham to win and Both Teams to Score @ 4.00