Saturday will certainly be action-packed, as there are six matches taking place, starting with Saturday’s early showdown between Swansea City and Everton. But most will be looking forward to the first real Sunday, which will feature two must-see matches. So if you have anything important to do this weekend, the best time to do it is before Super Sunday starts.
The headliner on Super Sunday will be the early kickoff, as fierce rivals Manchester United and Liverpool face off at Anfield. Sir Alex Ferguson will be hoping that his side’s second trip to Merseyside this season will be much better than the first, as United performed quite poorly in a season-opening 1-0 defeat at Everton.
But since that early setback, United have won three matches in a row to move to second place in the Premier League table, one point behind current leaders Chelsea. The last two wins, against Southampton and Wigan, respectively, United have scored seven goals, despite being without an injured Wayne Rooney. At Southampton, superstar summer signing Robin van Persie was the hero with a stunning hat trick, while four different players accounted for the four goals against Wigan, including debutants Nick Powell and Alexander Büttner.
While United have steadied the ship in the league, Liverpool go into Sunday’s showdown still in search of their first league win under new manager Brendan Rodgers. With two defeats and two draws from four matches, they presently sit a lowly 17th in the table. It can be noted that Liverpool’s best performance to date of the domestic campaign came in a 2-2 home draw with Manchester City, but given that match was one that they could and should have won, that bright spot isn’t actually that much of a bright spot, is it?
But whatever their form coming in, you can expect Liverpool to be up for this match. There is one positive in their favor, as they’re unbeaten in their last five home matches against United, with four wins and a draw.
At the same time, it could be said that United are due for a win at Anfield, and they’ll fancy their chances to come away with the three points, even though Rooney is unlikely to take part.