If you are a soccer fan, Sunday is the perfect day for you. Not only do Liverpool travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, but Manchester City travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal as well.
Both teams come into the match with plenty of positive recent results. Both teams come into the match winning four of their past five games in the Premier League. However, they are still separated by 11 points in the league.
The game is also a must-win for both teams. Manchester City is currently seven points behind league leaders Manchester United. A loss on Sunday could extend United’s lead at the top to double digits, which would be hard to come back from. Since City has already been knocked out of the Champions League, they will want to compete for the Premier League if Mancini is to keep his job after the season.
As for Arsenal, they are currently 18 points behind United, but, more importantly, four points behind Chelsea. Chelsea is currently in fourth place and holding onto the Champions League qualification spot. Arsenal cannot afford to drop points this late in the season if they hope to be part of the Champions League next season.
On a side note, the two teams are having a spat off the field already. Some Manchester City fans are refusing to pay the high-ticket price to watch the game.
“The English champions were given an allocation of 3,000 tickets, but 912 have been sent back and are being sold to Arsenal supporters,” according to ESPNFC.
ESPNFC continues, “A survey carried out in October confirmed Arsenal have the most expensive adult match day ticket and season ticket in the Premier League.”
The dispute between clubs on ticket prices and the fact that both teams need a win on Sunday should create for an exciting match. The first match between these two teams on Sept. 23 ended in a 1-1 tie. Hopefully, this time one of the teams will be able to find a winner and fans will get to see more goals.
Written By: Eric Stoyanov, Contributing Writer, soccerprose.com
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