Archive for December 24th, 2016

Match Preview : Hull vs Manchester City

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Hull are bottom of the Premier League after losing 10 of their last 13. They were unfortunate to lose 1-0 to West Ham last time out and now have the task of hosting Manchester City on Boxing Day.

Despite the fact Pep Guardiola’s side are not in the best of shape, this will be a massive challenge for Mike Phelan’s side. The Tigers are unbeaten in three matches on home soil, which they will need to use to get confidence from ahead of this match.

City have won two on the spin having failed to win three in a row before that. They are seven points behind league leaders Chelsea and cannot afford to drop any more points if they want to win the league this season.

They have the perfect team to keep their resurgence going but must cut out the defensive errors that are undermining any serious progress under Guardiola.

Team News

Hull – Ryan Mason missed the 1-0 defeat against West Ham with a knock but is back in the squad for the reception of Manchester City on Boxing Day. Mike Phelan is still expected to be without his usual absences.


Match Preview : Manchester United vs Sunderland

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Manchester United finally look to be clicking into gear under Jose Mourinho and should now be looking to finish 2016 on a high.

They have won three consecutive matches in the Premier League for the first time since August, but haven’t managed four straight wins in the same campaign since April 2015.

Sunderland picked up a valuable 1-0 win over Watford at the weekend but have been dire on the road this season.

They have lost six of their eight Premier League away matches this season and have failed to score in each of their last two away from home, shipping seven in the process. In fact, they have only managed to score in one of their last six away league matches. Naija and Bet

In order to keep on the tails of their rivals, United should expect nothing else other than six points from their next two matches at home to Sunderland and Middlesbrough. Given Sunderland’s abysmal away form, it may not be a happy return to Old Trafford for David Moyes.