Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Midweek Outlook (20 March 2008)

Manchester United vs Bolton

"At this stage of the season, 3 points is more important than the number of goals scored."
-Gary, 20/3/2008

Last weekend was a big opportunity to earn some beer funds as the Big Four face teams that can be sent to the slaughter house easily. But then again, if every weekend these Big Four win in, win out, would there still be bookmakers?

At this stage of the season, 3 points is more important than the number of goals scored. Score 1 goal, 3 points. Score 10 goals, still 3 points. Handicap is not important at the moment as these teams are scrambling to go for the odd goal, close shop and wait for the final whistle.

Credit to Ben Foster for his debut and help Man Utd to earn a hard fought win with 2 point blank saves. Though i must say that Arsenal dropped points due to the draw against Middlesbrough.

Next match against Bolton, a game in hand for Man Utd to win and extend the lead further. The last corresponding fixture was a defeat to Man Utd. I think Man Utd will have to win this match to cushion any impact if weekend lose to Liverpool. At least still stay at the top of the table.

With 2 points off to reach the safety zone, Bolton is struggling with form and consistency at the moment. I presume a tough match between these 2 sides.

Man Utd's Team News: Ben Foster will keep his place. Edwin van der Sar is still out. Kuszczak will serve the 2nd of 3 match ban. Gary Neville and Silvestre is still out.

Bolton's Team News: Jussi Jaaskelainen is out.

Odds and Analysis: With 2 matches against relegation teams at the same time, giving the same amount of handicap again doesnt mean that i will fall for it. With 2 balls handicap, i think Man Utd would score the odd goal and go for the win. No punt for me.

Disclaimer: This review is entirely on my own views and opinion. I didn’t point a gun at you to ask you to follow. If you want to bet on this game, do so at your own risk. Pls bet within limits. Good luck.


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