Stoke City vs Manchester United Betting Preview

Game: Stoke City (10th – 8 pts) vs Manchester United (2nd – 15 pts)

Competition: English Premier League

Venue: Britannia Stadium

Time: 15:00 GMT

Manchester United will try to stretch their winning run in the league to five games when they travel to Stoke City on Saturday.

Form guide ( Last five games- all competitions- Man United)

Man United 2-1 Arsenal
Tottenham 1-3 Man United
Besiktas 0-1 Man United
Man United 4-3 Man City
Man United 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

The Red Devils have Fabio D’Silva suspended for the game after he was sent off against Wolves. But Paul Scholes is available after missing out the last game due to suspension. Owen Hargreaves, Rafael, Edwin Van Der Sar and Gabriel Obertan are all set to miss out due to injury problems.

Form guide ( Last five games- all competitions- Stoke City)

Leyton Orient 0-1 Stoke City (aet)
Stoke City 1-0 Sunderland
Stoke City 1-2 Chelsea
Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Stoke City
Stoke City 4-3 Blackpool

Ricardo Fuller who turned around the mid-week Carling Cup tie against Blackpool is in great form but is a major doubt for the match. James Beattie and Mamady Sidibe are the other injury affected players who could miss out the clash, while defender Andy Wilkinson has recovered from a bout of food poisoning to be available for Saturday’s encounter.

Past Meetings

Man United 5-0 Stoke City
Stoke City 2-1 Man United
Man United 2-0 Stoke City
Man United 5-0 Stoke City
Stoke City 0-1 Man United

The Potters held United upto the 83rd minute when the sides last met at the Britannia stadium and could again look to stifle United’s attacking minded players. However with Wayne Rooney in great form it would be an uphill task for the Stoke defence to prevent him from scoring.

Match verdict: – With a thrilling win against their city rivals, Sir Alex will be confident of comfortably winning this fixture.

Stoke City 1-3 Man United (Faye, Rooney, Fletcher, Berbatov)

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