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Nicole Carroll: A one woman mission to make a name in football

One to watch..

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Tomorrows one to watch must be the early kickoff in the Premier League: The Manchester derby.

Manchester United go into tomorrows match under pressure to keep up with Chelsea to push the title race to the wire. A disappointing result against Blackburn last weekend has left United four points behind their London counterparts, and they now have to win every match and hope for Chelsea to drop points at this crucial stage of the season.

City will be buoyed by the 5-1 victory against Birmingham last Sunday, and they are under pressure for their own position in the league. Their 4th place position is held by only a one point cushion over Spurs, and they’ll be looking for the win tomorrow to try and pull away from the rest vying for that spot.

The form guide tells us that City go into this encounter off the back of three wins, whilst United drew in their last outing. Derby games aren’t the sort you can predict though, and form guides have to be thrown out of the window.

I’ve got a sneaky feeling it might be City’s day tomorrow, and I’m thinking that Tevez could deliver the ultimate blow to United’s campaign. 2-1 City.

Just for fun, and so I remember, I’ve got a few sneaky footy bets on this weekend, so this is how I see it shaping up:

Two three team accumlators:
Bolton to beat Stoke
Blackburn/Everton draw
Birmingham to beat Hull

Arsenal
Villa/Portsmouth draw
Liverpool/West Ham draw

No matter what happens on the pitch this weekend, all we’ll learn is that I’m a terrible better!

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Written by Nicole Carroll

April 16, 2010 at 5:26 pm

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