Manchester v Liverpool this weekend

This weekend (Saturday 21st November) sees both Football Clubs from Manchester playing against both Clubs from Liverpool in the English Premier League.

Manchester City make the short trip to Anfield to play Liverpool FC in the Lunchtime kick off; whilst Everton take their depleted squad in the opposite direction to face Premier League Champions Manchester United at Old Trafford in the days Tea time kick off. Both games will be shown live on Satellite TV.

The first game will be intriguing as it is the new monied Manchester City who fancy taking Liverpool’s place in the so called “Big 4”. Liverpool FC look the most vulnerable of that current crop of 4, placing too much emphasis on Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres and little else to back up their team. Aquillani, the Italian international who was brought in to replace Alonso has spent  the majority of his time on Merseyside warming the treatment table sparking fears that he is injury prone. His time spent on the pitch in Italy backs up that theory. This match will see Joleon Lescott making his first visit to Liverpool since leaving Everton. The form he has shown since his big money move  will hardly have impressed England manager Fabio Capello as he picks his World Cup squad. The Man City team which has been put together at a cost of almost £200 million still isn’t quite gelling but will look to mount a Top 4 challenge through the season and will probably look to spend more oil money in the January transfer window. Serviced City Pads the professional serviced apartment booking company (based in Liverpool but with apartments in Liverpool and Manchester) predicts a 1-1 draw.

Manchester United must start favourites for their match against Everton, although matches between the two teams are always tight encounters at Old Trafford. Everton have been robbed of many of their star players (Arteta, Jagielka and Pieenaar) and may struggle against a man United team that is chasing Chelsea in the race to be crowned champions. The Irish and Norwegian supporters who are staying in Manchester serviced apartments this weekend will hope for some inspiration from former Blue Wayne Rooney. Everton are improving though and Serviced City Pads, the Manchester apartment booking company predicts a tight 0-0 draw. The Evertonians will be happy travelling back to Liverpool with a point.

If you are ever planning to visit Manchester to watch Manchester United you should always book your Manchester serviced apartment in advance. Accommodation in Manchester becomes oversubscribed when United play at home due to the large number of foreign supporters (particularly Manchester United supporters in Ireland and United fans from Scandinavia) who travel to Manchester to watch the match.

Serviced City Pads have a wide selection of apartments in Manchester city centre that are perfect for your stay in Manchester for the football. The apartments are spacious and homely and offer more space than a hotel in Manchester.