Arsenal v. Man Utd on New Year’s Day
As many us recover from New Year’s Eve celebrations, we’ve got an exciting Premier League fixture to look forward to. On New Year’s Day, we get to see an epic showdown between top teams Arsenal and Manchester United.
Kick-off is scheduled at 20:00, and the game will be played at the Emirates Stadium. You can follow the action from the convenience of your sofa or armchair on BT Sports 1, or any other channel that offers live sports.
Two former rivals go at it again
These two British top clubs go at it once again. In the early 2000s, there was a fierce rivalry between the two teams, involving not only players but managers and team captains as well.
The common consensus is that the heated rivalry has cooled off in recent years, which probably has to do with the fact these two teams are no longer competing directly with each other for the title every season. That being said, for some supporters, the rivalry is still as vivid as ever.
Arsenal v. United – Two very equally matched teams
Considering past and current rivalry, and the calibre of these two teams, the New Year’s Day Premier League schedule certainly promises to deliver.
Arsenal and Manchester United are very equally matched, with Manchester barely tipping the scales with 39% wins. Arsenal has won 34% of previous matches, which means almost a third of the games have ended in a draw. The last time these two clubs played in September, the result was 1-1.
If we take a closer look at the stats of the 2019/20 season, it’s clear Manchester United have had a better season. So far, Man United have won 8 matches and accumulated 5 losses. Arsenal, on the other hand, have only won 5 fixtures and lost 6.
It’s, therefore, not surprising to see quite a few places separating these two clubs in the official Premier League rankings. Manchester United are in the upper echelons, ranking as number five, while Arsenal currently hold the 12th place.
That being said, bookies have taken previous results into account and given these two teams similar odds. Bet365 currently has Man United as a slight favourite, with odds of 2.50 compared to Arsenal’s odds of 2.75.
Watch Premier League on TV
If you want to watch football on tv, there are plenty of ways to do so, as several channels offer live sports.
For instance, you can watch the match on Sky Sports and BT Sports 1. NBC also offers live streams on all Premier League matches so that you can follow the action on your computer, smartphone or tablet.
Overall, there are many ways to watch football on tv. A simple Google search should give you plenty of options.