Friday, 25 February 2011
League Cup Final 2011 preview
Last week Birmingham fans would have had little hope going into this Sunday's Carling Cup final at Wembley against Arsenal.
Arsenal had just beaten the "best" team in the world at the Emirates and confidence was sky high with nobody expecting Birmingham to stop Arsenal ending their six year trophy drought.
Fast forward a week and after Arsenal's makeshift side couldn't put a brave Leyton Orient to the sword in the FA cup which will now go to a replay,this will have lead to belief among Birmingham fans and if that was not enough then some big injuries has put Alex McLeish's Brum side in with a real chance of causing a big upset.
Theo Walcott will be missed and his pace can change a game in an instant with his eye for goal however, Captain Cesc Fabregas will be the big miss as the influential Midfield maestro is the heart of the Arsenal side and he will be missed on Sunday.
Birmingham have worked their way to the final and can cause an upset if they play like they have shown over the last few seasons and in this cup run. Full of team spirit who don't know when they are down.
Arsenal will still start as favourites and if Arsenal turn up then and Birmingham are not at their best then Arsenal will run amok as they can to any English side. When Arsenal play at their best there is not many teams who can compete with Arsenal at their best.
No matter who wins the Final should be an exciting spectacle for fans of both teams and neutrals alike.