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The BIG Match – 30 March 2014
British Premiership this season is fast turning into one of the most exciting title races in years. Firstly, Manchester United, who have dominated the scene for years, are in danger of not even qualifying for the Europa league – this in itself has millions of fans dancing in the streets.
Secondly, it is one of the tightest title races in years. There have been very few occasions going into the final stretch of the title race that there are 3 teams neck and neck at the top, with even the 4th team a mere 6 points off the top.
And just to make it even more exciting, there are two massive matches this weekend!
Arsenal v Manchester City
Poor old Arsenal, fresh after their 6 – nil demolition at the hands of Chelsea last week, had a chance to redeem themselves in front of their faithful supporters, but threw it all away in the last minute when a Flamini own goal gave Swansea City a late equalizer, and prompted a fresh outburst of ‘Wenger out’ chants. They now face a rampant Manchester City team that brushed former Champions Manchester United away in midweek. The 3-0 score line flattered United… and that tells a story!
City are playing like men possessed, they have pace up front, guile in midfield, power in the form of Yaya Toure who strides around like the colossus he has become and a defence that has not conceded a goal in their last 5 matches! Ouch.
Prediction: City. Perhaps by more than a few!
Liverpool v Tottenham
Tottenham are an enigma. Nobody quite knows which Spurs team will pitch up on the weekend. It could be the fast paced attacking team that features Adebayor up front with Lennon and Erikssen in wide attacking positions, or it could be the slow moving target that got hammered by Chelsea recently. Coach Tim Sherwood wears his heart on his sleeve and seems to still be learning how to get the best out of his players – a dangerous scenario in the Premiership (ask David Moyes).
On Sunday they travel to Anfield to face the most potent strike force in Britain. Liverpool don’t have the best defence in town, or the best midfield, but what they do have is a twin goal threat in the lethal combination of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge – who between them have scored only 1 goal less than the entire Manchester United team this season!
Liverpool are all about pace in attack, and with confidence oozing through every player as they try to wrestle the title away from Chelsea and Man City, you can expect goals galore because Tottenham don’t know how to defend.
Prediction: Liverpool easily, unless there is a miracle at Anfield.
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George Dearnaley is a former Bafana player, supports AmaZulu & Manchester United and loves talking football. He’s currently guest blogging for Gumtree – follow him @zulushark