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Saturday, 14 December 2013

THE BIG MATCH (Match 15)


The Big Match

(Match -15 - SAT 14th Dec 2013)


Man United [17th] v Fulham [2nd]

The teacher and the apprentice lock horns in this massive game, Man United are a place above the relegation trap door on goal difference and Fulham are high flying in 2nd place just 3 points behind leaders Spurs, Man United have picked up a bit of form winning 2 and drawing two of their last four games which has lifted them out the drop zone, they have struggled away from home this season as they are yet to win away from home but today's match is at Old Trafford so the fans will be expecting a good show, Fulham boss Dom has his troops in fine form and will be looking to pull one over on Man United at OT, the games between the sides recently have SOP as favourites as he has won 4 and drawn 1 of the last 6 meetings between the pair, Can he continue to dominate Boy wonder and leave Dom picking up the soap?

Prediction 3-1



Watford[19th] v Walsall [5th]

Today the Harman brothers go toe to toe again. They are always debating who is the better manager. Walsall are in 5th spot and are actually doing well with the team flowing goals - Korokin , Klose and even Aspas! up in the goals tally of 6 and a dozen assists each. For a team with a world class keeper I feel they have let to many goals lately and need to try tighten up. 

Watford are near the bottom with one of their youth players 85 forward the only reason why theyare not last. They can't defend , can't provide and can't score so they are a complete disaster, God knows when their youngster stops scoring what they will do. They look a poor team , tactically inept and will be swept aside by his Brother's Walsall. And I will say this be relegated at the end of the season

Prediction 1-4



Peterborough United [1st] v Southampton [17th]

A trip to League leaders Peterborough United provide newly appointed  Southampton man Journal with what promises to be a baptism of fire in his first game in charge of the struggling Hampshire outfit.  

Aside from the notoriously spiteful Rotherham manager Stuart Lauder, there can be few that would begrudge Peterborough's rise to the top of the division three pile. In a super campaign so far Frozzen Tekkers outfit continue to be a model of consistency, picking up yet another 3 points in a hard won 1-0 victory at Northampton on Wednesday night. Marshalled by veteran stopper Mickeal Landreau, Peterborough have lost just two games this season but come to the game missing a key defensive component with on loan left back Alberto Moreno suspended after a somewhat harsh sending off at Sixfields.  With Tekkers likely to stick with his preferred 3-5-2 set-up United fans are speculating on a return to action of Nathan Dyer with Seb Pocognoli dropping back into the vacant left back spot.

New Saints boss Journal faces an uphill task at St Mary's as he takes control of a team which clearly has forgotten how to win. With just 4 victories under their belt this season the Saints have plummeted to 4th from bottom and following the departure of long term boss Rick James are in desperate need of a strong second half to the season if they are to avoid getting sucked into what promises to be a very tight relegation battle.

Prediction 1-1



Ipswich [3rd] v Scunthorpe [16th]

Ipswich have lost in both Cup and Shield on penalties in recent weeks but I doubt that will be of too much worry for the Ipswich faithful, they are on an 11 game unbeaten run in the league which has saw them climb to the lofty heights of 3rd place, a far cry from last seasons form which saw them trail in down in 15th place, they take on recently promoted Scunthorpe who seem to be struggling a bit at this level, Ipswich are serious Promotion contenders and to be honest I think Ibra and Cabella will rip Scunthorpe a new hole in this game with an easy home win.

Prediction 5-0



Colchester [11th] v Hartlepool [2nd]

Colchester done the double over Hartlepool last season but overall it was a poor season for both as they finished in 15th and 16th place respectively, things have started to pick up for Colchester as they have only lost one of last 6 games in league which has saw them climb to 11th place just 4 off the play-offs but they face a tough ask today against Hartlepool who are in spanking form winning 5 and drawing 1 of last 7 league games, they sit up in 2nd place and will be looking for a first win over Me.E's Colchester, I have a feeling this will end all square though.

Prediction 2-2



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