Balanced: Something about water finding it's own level. Seems that teams are playing similarly situated teams. Arsenal/Chelsea. Portsmouth/West Brom. Boro/Spurs.
Gritty: Some unappealling matchups. Man City/Birmingham. Everton/Bolton. And of course these are 2 of the televised games.
How do you pick when each game could be 4-3 as easily as 0-0 (and I'd bet the under on most of them)? The one good looking match for fantasy is ManU on a roll (is one game a roll?) visiting a wounded Aston Villa. Speaking of betting, what are the odds that Ridgewell gives up a PK? Luckily ManU players were on our teams from their 2-games last week. You did have the complement of ManU, didn't you? So Ruud and Rooney start up top... Giggs and/or Scholes in the midfield and Neville, G a the back. Unless... and this is where it is fun to play manager... does Sir Alex play Giggs (73 years old and just coming back from injury) in a third game in 7 days? Here's hoping!
|Soccer on Fox Soccer Channel|
|Sat.||Dec 17||EPL||Aston Villa||Manchester Utd.||7:30 a.m.|
|Sat.||Dec 17||EPL||Manchester City||Birmingham City||12 p.m.|
|Sat.||Dec 17||EPL||Everton||Bolton||5 p.m.|
|Sun.||Dec 18||EPL||Middlesbrough||Tottenham||1:30 p.m.|
|Soccer on PPV/CCTV|
|Sat.||Dec 17||EPL||West Ham||Newcastle||10 a.m.|
|Sun.||Dec 18||EPL||Arsenal||Chelsea||11 a.m.|