Arsenal have come on leaps and bounds since the 8-2 humiliation at the hands of United at Old Trafford in the corresponding fixture earlier in the campaign, with the side back fighting and in contention for a top four finish. The Gunners will find it tough to qualify for the Champions League this season, as six teams battle it out for four spots. Disappointing defeats to Fulham and Swansea in consecutive games sees Arsene Wenger’s men going into the game in poor form, and the French coach will be eager not to make it three losses in a row. Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh are currently unavailable due to African Cup of Nations responsibilities, whilst loan signing Thierry Henry is struggling to be fit for the game. Bwin has the home side at odds of 2.90 to get three points.
Manchester United have recovered some stability after disappointing defeats over Christmas, and are currently three points adrift of their cross-town rivals City at the top of the Premier League standings. Unexpected losses to Blackburn and Newcastle seemed to have shaken Sir Alex Ferguson’s men, but a 3-0 win over Bolton last time out restored order. The Red Devils have brought Paul Scholes out of retirement to solve their injury crises in midfield, whilst the side are missing the leadership of injured captain Nemanja Vidic. Bwin have United as favourites at odds of 2.35 to get a victory.
This should be an enthralling encounter between two sides with all to play for. My Premier League football betting tip is a 2-1 win to Manchester United, which Bwin has at odds of 9.00.