Premier League Match Previews: Match Week 37 (Part 2)

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Updated: April 28, 2014
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Manchester United vs. Sunderland

Match Date:  03 May 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Old Trafford

(Featured image: Sunderland | Source: express.co.uk)

 

Ryan Giggs might prove to be a much better substitute to newly sacked coach David Moyes as Manchester United earned a massive 4-0 against Norwich at Old Trafford. It is still early to fully determine Gigg’s capabilities as a team top brass but the impressive success he gave for United is more than astonishing for a debut. The interim manager seemed resonant of Sir Alex Ferguson’s style as he brought back The Red Devils to their original (but still effective) formula: belief, tempo, boldness, and width. He might soon become the team’s permanent head honcho.

 

Sunderland are now free from the incisors of the relegation monster as they made it two matches in row without succumbing to their opponents. Connor Wickham again emerged as the key player, scoring five goals in just three matches. The 21-year-old forward propelled the Black Cats into the lead 26 minutes after kick off, which adds to the brace he scored at Manchester City and his strike in last week’s 2-1 win at Chelsea. His fifth, which was a late header, came as the final goal against Cardiff City 4-0. Borini and Giaccherini supplanted the goals delivered between Wickham’s efforts.

 

Online betting tip: Although Sunderland showed immense improvements in their last few fixtures, they would still fall under the hands of Manchester United.

 

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Newcastle United vs. Cardiff City

Match Date:  03 May 2014 (local)

Match Venue: St James’ Park

 

Mid-table players Newcastle United might have an easy time defeating relegation strugglers Cardiff City. Although both of these squads suffer from relatively poor forms, the hosts will have an advantage in the counter attack and aerial duels. The guests may be good in attacking set pieces but their severe dilemma on the defense (particularly against through ball attacks) will drag them down to waterloo. The Magpies also have less problem on their goal difference than their opponents, although it still compares pale to those of the upper table’s occupants. Head to head, The Bluebirds might find little hope at finishing at least with one point. The sides’ last four meetings gave them two victories apiece.

 

Football betting tip: Although several places apart, Newcastle United and Cardiff City will engage in a draw-worthy thriller.