Choice Tuesday puts Midweek matches under the microscope. With Premier League to Conference selections, check out which fixtures are on the hitlist.
Manchester United v Stoke
Manchester United have won five of their last six matches at Old Trafford to climb up into fourth position in the league table. However they still have a four point gap to close on third placed Southampton and can’t afford to be dropping points to a mid-table side in Stoke City if they are to press on.
Stoke have lost their last two games on the bounce and have picked up one win in six games in all competitions. The lively Bojan could offer a real threat against the Man Utd backline but Stoke may be more wary of Robin Van Persie at the other end who has netted ten goals in nine games versus the Potters.
Swansea v QPR
Wilfried Bony has netted six goals in his last seven appearances for the Swans and will be a danger man. Swansea have been found guilty of letting teams off the hook this season and dropping points from winning positions so they will be keen to close out all three points if they can score first again as they so often have in matches this season.
QPR haven’t picked up a single point away from Loftus Road in their six Premier League matches played so far on the road. An away goal difference of minus thirteen clearly paints the picture for their away performances. Charlie Austin’s goal scoring powers have been a vital source of inspiration for the QPR as they battle against relegation. He has contributed half of all QPR’s goals this season with seven in twelve appearances. It will take more than his efforts alone though to start an upturn in away form and Swansea away is a tough assignment for a team that hasn’t won at the Liberty Stadium.
Woking v Altrincham
Woking won their last match against Braintree to register their first win in three games although they also picked up a good point against league leaders Barnet. They now sit in fourth position in the league table and will be looking to build on that win as they are ten points behind leaders Barnet but could narrow it to four points if they win their two games in hand. They have already beaten Altrincham 3-0 this season so will be confident of a repeat result.
Altrincham are down in 17th place in the table but they have had a good run of from in the last few games. After drawing with now second placed Grimsby they beat both Wrexham and Kidderminster. They will be looking to avenge their defeat to Woking but for a team with -15 goal difference and down in 17th spot that have conceded 41 goals in 23 games it’s hard to see them maintaining their current form for much longer.
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