Reasons for betting on Stoke City vs Manchester United tip
Manchester United is alone at the top of the English Premier League. They were extremely confident in the first three rounds, but now, they are going to have one very challenging task. Stoke City is one pretty tough opponent, and the Red Devils are going to have to put 100% effort to continue their perfect streak.
Stoke City overview
The Potters are an extremely defensive minded team. The first and the most important task on the field is to protect own goal and then to attack. They are relying on remarkably lethal counter attacks. After an opening defeat against Everton away from home, Mark Hughes and the boys put down 2 victories and one draw. Most important one was against Arsenal at home, when they displayed a textbook counter attacks. At the moment, the Potters have 3 straight games without a defeat, and all three meetings in Premier League were below 2.5 goals. They’re going to be without Mame Diouf, and long-absent Ibrahim Afellay and Stephen Ireland. Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting has a slight injury, and he is currently doubtful for this contest.
Manchester United overview
Jose Mourinho had many players absent due to international duties. Many of them are tired, but the Red Devils need to continue in the same rhythm. After 3 straight victories, without a single goal allowed and 10 scored, United holds the first place in the Premier League. 5 of the recent 6 games they played ended with over 2.5 goals, which means that Mourinho is not playing defensively. Romelu Lukaku adjusted perfectly, and the same goes for and Nemanja Matic who is organizing the midfield. The arrival of the Serbian has opened many possibilities for Paul Pogba, who can play more offensively now. For a long time, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, and Ashley Young are unavailable, and that will apply the same for this event. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return is still a mystery, but he’s not going to be ready for this game, that’s for sure.
Head to head matches
United has only one defeat against Stoke City in the previous 6 games. On the other hand, the Red Devils have only two victories, and three games ended without winners.
Four games during that period were under 2.5 goals, and the identical number saw both teams to score.
But the interesting thing is that United hasn’t won in Stoke-on-Trent since 2013. (2D, 2L)
Jose Mourinho has an excellent record against Mark Hughes. The Portuguese manager has 11 victories, compared to only 5 by the Welsh coach. Three contests ended with a draw.
Prediction for Stoke City vs Manchester United tip
There is no doubt that Stoke City will try to repeat the game against Arsenal. The only problem is the fact that United has more suitable players than the Gunners, for that kind of game. It is why we believe that the Red Devils are going to take the whole three points from bet 365 Stadium.
Our next suggestion is a moderate number of goals, between 2 and 3.