This weekend Manchester United travel the B-Roads through Wales to take on an inconsistent but sometimes brilliant Swansea City at The Liberty Stadium. United will be looking to increase their current winning streak (5), but a performance in the mould of what we witnessed at Carrow Road in mid-Novemeber, could see United turned over so they know they must avoid complacency.
The Swans have conceded at least once in 78% of all their home fixtures while 78% of both their fixtures finished with over 2.5 goals (home & away receptively). Does this guarantee us goals? I hope so because each time United score on their travels this season – they win. Only Everton and Norwich have stopped us finding the back of the net so far on our travels, both going on to win by a single goal.
Last week Betegy accurately predicted a 3-1 win to United. This week Betegy suggest there will be goals for both sides and there will be over 2.5 of them in a 1-2 away win to The Reds. They do however, somewhat quirkily, pin Swansea to their Extreme Bet (the weaker side has a good chance of taking points at decent odds), perhaps this highlights the uncertainty surrounding both teams’ ability to defend.
United travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea and are 1.67 shots with bet365 and Betfred to bag another three points.
They come into the game on an unbeaten run of five in the league and maintained their six point lead at the top of the table with an easy 3-1 win over Sunderland last weekend.
The home side have also been in good form, and have shocked many with their solid start to the season which has put them currently in 10th position in the top flight.
Manchester United are staring at a very difficult set of Christmas and New Year fixtures which could see the club one step closer to regaining the Premier League title if they manage to get through the matches without losing a game.
United travel to Swansea City for their next fixture before Newcastle United and West Brom make visits to Old Trafford before the end of December.
Knowing where to go online to find cheap sports tickets for sale will be vital ahead of January with United going away to West Ham United in the FA Cup before the mega clash at home against Liverpool and a trip to Tottenham. Wigan away and Southampton at home sandwich these ties.
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford for the first time in three years after Manchester United have been drawn against Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League, in what is probably the most glamorous tie out of the Nyon draw.
It’s only the fourth time United and Real Madrid have been drawn together in the European Cup. In 1957, United lost the first leg of the semifinal 3-1 at Santiago Bernabeu and could only draw 2-2 at home. In 2000 the two sides met in the quarter finals with defending champions United holding out for a 0-0 draw in Madrid before succumbing to a 3-2 defeat at home, while three years later, at the same stage, United lost 3-1 in Madrid before a spectacular but ultimately fruitless 4-3 win at home.
Manchester United once again extended their 6 point lead over nearest rivals Manchester City with a 3-1 victory over Sunderland at Old Trafford. Roberto Mancini’s side had reduced the lead by half earlier this afternoon as they too won 3-1 against their north-east opponents.
Robin van Persie’s 12th Premier League goal of the season on sixteen minutes was the first in a three minute double salvo for the Red Devils as Tom Cleverley quickly made it two goals to nil. Wayne Rooney wrapped up the win with a second half tap-in before Frazier Campbell scored on his return to Old Trafford to keep up United’s miserable record of only two clean sheets at home so far this season.
After the last minute heroics of last week’s Manchester derby, united will be wary
of complacency on entering this weekend’s much less glamorous fixture against
Sunderland. With a seemingly straightforward winter schedule, Sir Alex will be
emphasising the importance of keeping their foot on the gas to put pressure on City
in this year’s two Club race for Premier League glory.
United are a top priced 1.22 with Coral to beat Sunderland at Old Trafford, and it looks a case of how many they will win by.
The calm after the storm has made for an enjoyable week for many Reds left taunting their blue counterparts thanks to Robin van Persie’s late defected winner at The Etihad last Sunday afternoon.
This weekend sees Sunderland – a team deep in trouble with a manager under pressure – travel to Old Trafford to take on a United whose manager will be desperately hoping his troops do not suffer from a Derby Day hangover.
United have been made 5/1 ON favourites to beat Sunderland on Saturday and Betegy.com make them their ‘Recommended Bet’ of the weekend.
Among the many talking points offered by the 164th Manchester derby that were unfortunately overshadowed by the melee that followed Robin Van Persie’s dramatic late winner, there was the sensation that United might have taken a much-needed step towards the future.
Sir Alex Ferguson has recently often been criticised for what some consider an unneccessary willingness to adopt turn-over. United have flirted heavily with a diamond formation this season, in a desperate attempt to finally solve the terminal illness that has blighted their midfield for a long time.
“93:20″, the time in which Sergio Aguero sealed the premier league title from the hands of their Mancunian rivals was hung high in the stands of the Etihad and will forever be remembered in City folklore. However, the game yesterday will not be remembered so dearly to the ones in blue as Robin van Persie scored the winner through a free-kick via a deflection off Samir Nasri’s shin that looped over and into the corner of Joe Hart’s net. This one was settled at “91:45″ and will go down in United’s folklore as one of the most exciting Manchester derbies.
A last minute winner in a derby should always be the main story in the days following the game. Even more so when it’s snatched in dramatic circumstances away from home, against the defending champions who haven’t lost in their last 37 league matches played on their own turf.
Robin Van Persie scored a dramatic last minute winner as Manchester United ended City’s 37 game unbeaten home record in the league.
The Dutchman produced his most Cantona-esque moment to date to send United six points clear at the top of the table after City clawed their way back from two goals down and looked to have snatched a late draw through Pablo Zabaleta’s smart finish.
DDG, Rafael, Rio, Evans, Evra – Cleverley, Carrick, Valencia,Young – Rooney, RVP. Are we happy with that lineup Reds?
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