Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Birmingham City v Manchester United Preview

Manchester United is looking all set to take on Birmingham City on Saturday. United will definitely look to come back from 1-0 defeat at home in their FA Cup tie against Leeds.

Stats and history of this fixture is very much with the red devils but seeing the current form, Birmingham City can’t be underestimated. They haven’t lost in their last 11 games in EPL. Last time Birmingham lost in EPL was in October when Arsenal have defeated them 3-1. Birmingham has shared points with Chelsea, Liverpool (at Anfield) and Manchester City during these eleven games. They have won against Fulham, Wigan, West Ham, Stoke and Wolves.

Manchester United have shown mixed form during their last six games (all comptitions). They have won three and lost three. Although Man Utd is on second position in the English Premier League Table, they will have to fight hard to gain all three points from this game.

Probable Line Up for Birmingham game:

Rafael Evans Vidic Evra
Anderson Scholes Carrick
Valencia Giggs
Quick Facts about this fixture:
  • The Red Devils have won 1-0 on last three occasions in their last three meetings with Birmingham.
  • United striker Wayne Rooney has scored four goals in five Premier League starts against Birmingham.
  • Birmingham have scored just twice in their last 11 Premier League meetings with Man Utd.
  • Manchester United have won just once in their last five Premier League games with Mark Clattenburg as the referee.
Carling Cup Update:

Recently postponed Carling Cup tie between Man Utd and Man City is rescheduled on 19th January and the second leg will be played on 27th January.

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