What a bizarre weekend we have had in the Premier League. We saw Mark Clattenberk allow Nani to score an open goal after a blatant handball and Arsenal struggle for a home win against lowly West Ham courtesy of a last gasp goal from Alex Song. The bookies probably loved it.
So now we look forward to the week’s Champion’s League action and here are my predictions:
Bursaspor v Man Utd, GpC, 19:45
Bursaspor; one of those teams that would normally stagger United as much as possible, whether at home or not. Without a single point on the board in three games to have any chance of qualifying (even for the Europa League) they might have to actually try and win this game.
United could only muster a single Nani goal at Old Trafford against the Turkish outfit and the atmosphere in Bursa will be daunting. Still without a single goal in Group C though, I’m not convinced that will change.
My Prediction: 0-1
Tottenham v Inter Milan, GpA, 19:45
After that stunning 4-3 game at the San Siro this will be the game everyone (maybe even some United fans) will be watching tonight. Expect Gareth Bale to be given extra special attention tonight after a big scare last time out.
I can’t see Inter attacking with such zeal as they did in the first half two weeks ago but they will certainly have a goal in them against a defence that hasn’t kept a cleen sheet in six games. Spurs will be definitely raise their game tonight, if they want to qualify a draw would be a great result against the European champions.
My Prediction: 2-2
Valencia v Rangers, GpC, 19:45
Edu was hero and villain last time out with a goal at either end securing a fantastic result for Rangers in Glasgow. However, United fans will tell you that a visit to the Mestalla is no easy featand were lucky to leave with 3 points.
Rangers will probably park the bus for the most part and hope for a corner or a free kick to sneak anything out of the game. I’m not convinced they could survive 90 minutes under such pressure and would be lucky to come away with a draw.