Friday, 23 October 2009

Mouthwatering clash at Anfield as United face Reds

This weekend sees one of the most anticipated fixtures on the Premier leaguer calendar, when Liverpool clash with Man Utd at Anfield.

It’s set to be an important battle for both clubs, as Liverpool face the embarrassment of losing their fifth successive game, which would be their worst sequence for over 60 years, it would also heap the pressure that is building on manager, Rafa Benitez.
Liverpool are sweating on the fitness of Steven Gerrard & Fernando Torres as they bid to end the rot suffered recently, in both the Premier League, and Champions League.

United meanwhile, can put Liverpool 10 points behind them should they be victorious at Anfield on Sunday, and are also hoping that key players are fit, with both Wayne Rooney & Rio Ferdinand battling injuries.

The main talking prior to the game will I’m sure be beach balls, following last Saturday’s madness at the Stadium of Light, when Darren Bent’s shot was diverted in off a stray beach ball in Pepe Reina’s area, and stewards are under strict advice to stop anyone going in with beach balls, particularly away fans!

Before all that however, the weekend is kicked off tomorrow at lunchtime with a another battle, this time between Wolves & Aston Villa, as they meet at Molyneux – there is certainly no love lost between the two teams, and Martin O’Neill will be keen to see his side continue their good form after their win over Chelsea last Saturday at Villa Park, whilst Wolves got a creditable draw at Everton.

Second placed Chelsea take on Blackburn at Stamford Bridge in the Saturday evening kick off, and will be hoping to bounce back with a win, whilst Rovers will be looking to build on their 3-2 victory over rivals Burnley last weekend.

Steve Bruce takes his highly placed Sunderland side to St Andrews to meet Birmingham, hoping to continue their good form, this time perhaps without the aid of the beach ball which must surely have been given pride of place in the Black Cats home!
Alex McLeish with new owners behind him, will be anxious to get some points on the board after last week’s defeat at Arsenal.

Another north west encounter for Owen Coyle, as his Burnley side look to net another home win over Wigan, who picked up a good point last week against man City.

A crucial battle at the bottom where Hull City take on Portsmouth, with both sides desperate for the points, with Pompey routed to the foot of the table, and Hull unable to break out of the bottom three.

Tottenham take on Stoke at White Hart Lane, knowing a heavy 5 goal win could actually put them top of the Premier League before Chelsea’e evening game.

Everton make the relatively short distance to Bolton on Sunday hoping to bounce back from last night’s mauling in Benfica.

Man City face Fulham on Monday night, still without Robinho, who faces a delay in his return to action thanks to a stress fracture. Fulham meanwhile are still rueing the last minute equalizer for Roma in last night’s UEFA Cup tie.

Arsenal then finish things off on Sunday afternoon as they face a local match in the capital, taking on West Ham at Upton Park.

That's your footy preview for this week then!!

1 comment:

  1. my favourtite is AC MIlan and Steaua from case you would like to know..smiles..


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