Monday, December 26, 2011

Boxing Day football

Long live the Premier League with its Boxing Day fixtures and hopefully the same thought will prevail after the day's match results.

Man Utd are in a rich vein of form as they host Wigan, a club they've been treating as whipping boys since the Latics joined the top flight about a decade ago now. To the visitors' credit, they have been able to stand their ground against top clubs recently by drawing with Chelsea and Liverpool. So the Red Devils will be wrong to go into this game thinking that they are in for a stroll in the park. Since their defeat at Basle, Man Utd have gone on to record impressive wins, none less than last week's 5-0 victory against a usually home-strong Fulham team. They are losing players to injury at an alarming rate, the latest victims being Ashley Young and the very versatile Phil Jones. Still, they've very well covered in most areas and the return of Chicharito gives them serious fire power in attack. I don't think the hosts will disappoint the Old Trafford faithful and the surest selection of the day looks to be a straight win for the Red Devils; that's the recommendation.

Win: Man Utd

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