|Man Utd. vs Birmingham|
Probable starting line up
United (4-4-2): Van der Sar; Defence ( O'Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Nani, Carrick, Fletcher, Giggs; Berbatov, Rooney.
Birmingham (4-4-1-1): Foster; Carr, Johnson, Ridgewell, Murphy; Bentley, Ferguson, Gardner, Fahey; Hleb; Jerome.
Referee: Mike Jones
Man Utd. returned to the top of the premier league table after managing a hard fought draw against Tottenham after Rafael was sent off. It was their eighth away draw of the season. But at Old Trafford Man Utd. have been excellent. They have taken 31 points from a possible 33. They have also netted 29 goals at Old Trafford which is the most by an premier league team at home. On top of that Man Utd are yet to lose a premier league game since April when they lost against Chelsea.
Whereas, Birmingham have had a dismal away record. They have just earned eight points in ten away game this season and in the process have won one game. Birmingham FC have never beaten Manchester United in the premier league. Man Utd. have won 10 and drawn three.
The pre-match stats suggests that only one team can be the winner in this game. But never mind, football is a funny game and anything can happen.
Man United will be without Hagreaves(hamstring) and Valencia(ankle). While Rafael is suspended after seeing double yellow against Tottenham in the last match. Similarly, Park Ji Sung is at Asian cup.
My prediction: There only looks one probable winner in this game that is United. I will go for Man United win.
Final Scoreline(Prediction): Man Utd. 2 vs 0 Birmingham