Newcastle United v Arsenal
Rafa Benitez should be a strong favorite for manager of the year after turning around Newcastle’s fortunes in incredible fashion. The former Liverpool manager was himself expecting relegation come the start of the season, but fast-forward to now and the Geordies are sitting in the top half of the table.
Just four places above them is Arsenal, who look unlikely to secure a top-four finish at this stage. It pulls Arsene Wenger under the spotlight once again, with many asking for him to leave at the end of the season.
A loss here for Arsenal would further intensify the pressure on Arsene Wenger, who has seen rivals such as Spurs and Liverpool appoint modern, progressive managers and achieve success.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Newcastle 0.25 at 2.010
Manchester United v West Brom
West Brom recently parted with manager Alan Pardew, leaving club legend Darren Moore to oversee matches until the end of the season. Moore has installed belief back in the squad, which was shown in their recent 1-1 draw against Swansea, a huge point in the fight for survival.
It’s still looking bleak for Moore and West Brom, who sit ten points from safety. Manchester United are not a side they’d want to meet right now.
The Red Devils are second in the Premier League and come off the back of an ecstatic comeback in the Manchester derby. It’s hard to not see them winning this one.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Manchester United -2.25 at 2.450