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Can Manchester United Take Maximum Points from their Next 5 Fixtures?

January 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Premier League

Manchester United are currently on a roll, winning their last 6 Premier League games which has got them back in a position where they can fight for a place in the top 4, or even better, win the league. Winning the league is a long shot, but if they can concentrate on securing their place in the top 4 first, winning the league would then be the next thing on their agenda. If United are to have any chance of doing that though, it’s important they take as many points from their next 5 games, as that will help them take advantage of points dropped with the teams above them. Let’s have a look at Manchester United’s next 5 fixtures to see what they can do.

Manchester vs. Liverpool 1-1

One of the biggest rivalries on the planet, Manchester United took on Liverpool at Old Trafford and they were looking to take maximum points from this game. Manchester United didn’t manage to win and they would have been happy with anything less than a win here. It was a winnable game for Manchester United, but it wasn’t surprising to end in a draw like their last fixture, as Liverpool was also be looking for points on the board on the back of a disappointing draw with Sunderland.

Stoke vs. Manchester United

The bet3655 stadium is never an easy place to come for any team at any point of the season, and as Stoke are in 11th place on 24 points, 9 points above relegation, they can afford to take the game to United in the hope they can get something from it. With that being said, if Manchester United can see off Liverpool at Old Trafford before this fixture, then Stoke will find it a very tough task to beat an in-form Manchester United side.

Manchester United vs. Hull City

Hull are currently rock bottom of the Premier League, and as they have recently sacked ex Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan, it can only get worse for Hull when they visit Old Trafford. This is the game from all 5 of Manchester United’s next 5 fixtures that they would consider themselves winners before kick off. The Premier League has always sprung a surprise or two over the years, so Hull may cause an upset, although very unlikely.

Leicester vs. Manchester United

Leicester will want to be on top form in this game after Manchester United thrashed them 4-1 in their last Premier League meeting at Old Trafford a few months back. The defending champions aren’t doing well in the league, and currently find themselves in 15th place, just 6 points above the drop – so they’ll want to come out all guns blazing in this fixture to ensure they get on a roll that will see them to Premier League safety.

Manchester United vs. Watford

Watford managed to do the unthinkable at Vicarage Road earlier in the season, beating Manchester United 3-1, but they will need to come up with the goods this time if they are to have any hope of getting anything playing in front of the Old Trafford faithful. If you think Watford can do it again, having a look at Bookmaker Ratings will let you see some of the promotions available, and possibly free bets to take advantage of.

On paper, Manchester United should be able to win at least 4 out of 5 of the above games, and that will see them climb a few more places in the league if the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Liverpool drop points. It’s important for Manchester United to take all 3 points against Liverpool, and that will provide them with even more confidence to extend their winning run to 11 games on the bounce.

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