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Thursday, 9 February 2012

Title Challenge to get Rolling at Old Trafford

 This weekend looks like being highly competitive in the Premier League with only 4 of the 10 games having odds on shots at the best prices, it certainly is tight at the top & not easy to pick winners, we love the lower leagues though & bring two picks from outside of the top flight plus look at the big game between United & Liverpool. As ever you can keep up to date with our postings by following us on Twitter @likebuyingmoney by clicking the button at the top of the page, we love to have a chat & it also means that you can join in with your own picks for our weekly followers' tips blog!

 (Happy soul Antonio Valencia is in top form for United)

The big game of the weekend sees Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford in another renewal of the fiercest rivalry in English football just two weeks after Liverpool came out on top at Anfield in the FA Cup. Both sides have some reason to be optimistic, Liverpool have made it past Man City over two legs to reach the Carling Cup Final & prevailed over United in the FA Cup, their league form has been more ordinary with just one win in 2012 & that came over relegation battlers Wolves. United got over a sticky period where they suffered a particularly bad injury crisis & lost to Newcastle & Blackburn in successive games to have a nice run & other than losing in the cup they've had some good results, only dropping points in the draw with Chelsea. Last Sunday they showed all of their resolve to fight back from 3 goals down at Stamford Bridge & played some nice football, being unlucky to be 1-0 down at half time, they've started slowly after the break in too many games though & again conceded early, Ferguson will be keen to eliminate those lapses. Luis Suarez is back from his ban & could start here after beginning on the bench in the dour draw with Spurs on Monday, he could have won it at the end with a header but once again showed his tendency for wastefulness in front of goal, his all round play has been excellent but just 5 league goals tells its own story.

(Pepe Reina is one of the league's finest & could have his hands full in this one)

Liverpool have a clean slate of injuries & their back four & goalkeeper continue to impress & look as solid as any around, United will likely start with the less than convincing De Gea in goal with Lindegaard out & they clearly miss Nemanja Vidic at the centre of defence, Liverpool may not have the firepower to punish them though as they've only scored two or more in 9 of their 24 league games. United have multiple options up front but seem to have settled on a Welbeck-Rooney combination with the threat of poacher Hernandez to come off the bench when needed, whoever plays should have good service with Valencia in top form & Ashley Young returning to fitness. United still lack the combative qualities that can be key in games like this in the middle of the park but Scholes short retirement seems to have reinvigorated him as he's playing some way above the level he did last year & even Michael Carrick seems to have found some quality & consistency to his game. This could be another tight one but if United can carry forward the momentum of their great comeback last week & feed off the inevitably raucous atmosphere they can make odds of 9/10 look generous, there is a reason for there being 16 points & 5 places between the two sides & the home team can make that superiority show.

(Gaffer Chris Powell - all smiles with Charlton leading League One)
In League One, current leaders Charlton Athletic visit Chesterfield at the B2net stadium. The fixture sees top against bottom with a staggering 41 points between them. Charlton look on course for promotion this season as they hold a nine point gap over 3rd place Huddersfield currently. They are in good current form with four victories in their last five league games (including wins against both the Sheffield clubs). They have a excellent away record so far this season after collecting 35 points from a possible 45 with eleven victories. Hosts Chesterfield have in fairness improved in the recent games with two wins in their last three games but in their last 20 games they have only collected 12 points after suffering twelve defeats. We expect Charlton to show they are a cut above a struggling Chesterfield side at a very reasonable price of 10/11.

(Rovers Eliot Richards will be looking for his third goal in as many games)
In League Two, Bristol Rovers entertain Morecambe at the Memorial Ground, both sides are just below the mid table places and will be hoping for a late assault on the play-off places rather than being dragged into the relegation scrap. The Pirates now have Mark McGhee in charge after an ill fated spell from Paul Buckle who left the club in early January after four defeats in a row. In their last four league matches they have won three including a excellent 2-0 away victory at high flying Cheltenham & drawn one. Visitors Morecambe started the season on fire but have tailed off dramatically in recent months. They are on a run which has seen six defeats, three draws & only one victory in their last ten league games. They have lost two of their last three with a poor home defeat to bottom of the table Northampton. Bristol Rovers can continue their recent revival against Morecambe at the best price of 6/5 with Coral.

Manchester United to beat Liverpool at 9/10 (BetVictor)
Charlton Athletic to beat Chesterfield at 10/11 (Paddy Power/Coral)
Bristol Rovers to beat Morecambe at 6/5 (Coral)

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