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Superbowl XLVI brings us a repeat of the 2007 season Superbowl championship that also the underdog with Ladbrokes New York Giants, as they pit their wits against the pristine New England Patriots.
In that final, the Giants managed a surprise victory over the 18-0 Pats and will be hoping to do so again this year when the two sides meet at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.
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Big Blue are once again the underdogs heading into the match, holding a 9-7 record while the Patriots look more than slightly better off, boasting a ratio of 13-3.
What makes this such an enticing encounter however, is the fact that Eli Manning’s Giants have already beaten their Superbowl opposition once this season when the two sides met on November 6, 2011.
As a result, Bill Belichick will feel there is extra incentive to win on Sunday, looking to set the record straight for more than one instance in recent NFL history.
Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, is no rookie when it comes to the Superbowl stage, having won three of his five visits to the Championship stage, earning two Superbowl MVP awards along the way.
Plaudits of the North East Patriots have commented that Brady will know exactly how to deal with Tom Coughlin’s defence leading the Pats to a fourth Superbowl victory in his ten years at the club.
However, they may have said similar in 2008 when it was Manning that proved victorious and despite being the younger QB in what will surely be an epic encounter, Eli – younger brother of Indianapolis’ Peyton – will be hoping to spoil Brady’s plans and earn a second Superbowl ring of his own.
New England were hit by an ankle injury to season star, Rob Gronkowski, but have recently revealed that their talismanic tight-end will feature in Sunday’s finale.
Critics say that Victor Cruz and the rest of New York’s vicious attack will be too much for the Patriots’ defence but as is always the case in a Superbowl, only time will tell who comes out on top in this year’s Superbowl XLVI.