Manchester United Review
Arsenal vs Newcastle
In the beginning of November there was a feeling that Arsenal may have finally turned the corner in terms of league form, but three defeats since, including the latest one against Stoke has put them back on the firing line. Actually, for Arsenal, how much ever good shape they appear to be in, a bad morale-destroying defeat is just around the corner.
Last week I predicted Arsenal to lose against Stoke and I won my money. In all honesty it wasn’t difficult at all to foresee that. Arsenal always struggle to cope with teams which are physically powerful and prepared to play ugly. Arsene Wenger likes to believe his beauties can tame the beasts. Instead, more often we have seen his beauties ending up gang raped by the beasts.
This week Arsenal is up against yet another beast of a team in Newcastle. Newcastle is coming into this game on the back of a very impressive victory against Chelsea last weekend. However, I think Newcastle will be tamed this weekend partly because of their recent wretched record at the Emirates.
Where to catch this game: Saturday 10:50 pm LIVE on Star Sports 4
Manchester United vs Liverpool
After their victory against Southampton, United players are perhaps starting to believe that no matter how poor they play, they would still win. This can be both good and bad for the team. Good, because belief breeds confidence and bad because it could lead to over-confidence. As of now, there’s no hint that the team is suffering from over-confidence or even confidence for that matter, but they have got Lady Luck on their side.
But if there’s one occasion that United cannot rely on otherwise trustworthy Lady Luck is when they play Liverpool. Liverpool always raise their game when they play against United and the fact that Liverpool are in a bad patch right now makes them an even more dangerous opponent. They are looking for a chance to put things right and there cannot be anything better than beating United at Old Trafford.
I see a hungry, aggressive game with goals in it, but I see them going into Liverpool’s net. Liverpool have conceded 2 more goals than United and they have scored 7 fewer than United. So the odds are in favour of United. But again, stats and previous results don’t matter when these two sides meet. It’s going to be a tricky game for sure, but I see United making it six straight wins in a row.
Where to catch this game: Sunday 06:45 pm LIVE on Star Sports 4