Manchester United vs Stoke City Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Manchester United vs Stoke City in Premier League.
Manchester United vs Stoke City Match Preview
A trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United is daunting enough for Stoke City and it will be hard for them to avoid defeat. Visitors are in the market searching for a coach to take them out of the relegation zone, but can they start their escape with this Manchester United vs Stoke City fixture at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, January 15. Check out our Manchester United vs Stoke City prediction and betting tips before you place your bets.
It has been a difficult season for United who have for long been the only challengers for Manchester City. However, the festive period has not just blown away their already-slim title chances, it also puts them in close proximity to Chelsea! The Red Devils struggled over the busy festive period, failing to win four games on the spin. United are currently second in the table after 22 matches (47pts, W14, D5, L3) and are 15 points adrift of leaders City. However, they should be worried about Chelsea breathing down their neck in third place, with the same number of points. They left it late against Derby in the FA Cup last weekend and would be eager to follow on from that win in this Manchester United vs Stoke City fixture.
The problems for Stoke compounded last weekend with the FA Cup elimination at the hands of Coventry City. The Potters find themselves 18th in the Premier League after 22 games (20pts, W5, D5, L12). It is alarm bells for the Potters, but not yet danger signs because they are just five points behind West Ham United placed in 11th place. The Potters know very well that a good couple of games will be enough to take them out of the relegation zone, thanks to the close nature of the mid-table fight in the Premier League. But, will their resurgence start from this Manchester United vs Stoke City fixture?
Manchester United vs Stoke City H2H
The last seven meetings between Manchester United and Stoke has been very close with the Red Devils enjoying a positive record (W2, D4, L1), but only by just. However, United have won 25 out of a possible 27 points in the Premier League home games against Stoke.
Manchester United vs Stoke City Team News
Manchester United will not have Ashley Young for this fixture, as he serves the final game of his suspension. Also unavailable are Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic while Antonio Valencia and Michael Carrick are doubtful.
For Stoke, Bruno Martins Indi is out of the fixture while Erik Pieters, Ryan Shawcross, and Glen Johnson are doubtful.
Manchester United vs Stoke City Probable Line-ups
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Martial, Lukaku.
Stoke City: Butland, Bauer, Cameron, Zouma, Wimmer, Fletcher, Allen, Diouf, Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting, Crouch.
Manchester United vs Stoke City Prediction
Stoke have a problem with the fitness of their defensive trio which means there could be further worries at the back for the visitors. United are still not at their best, but that is no solace for the Potters. A home win looks the most probable result and getting a match with over 2.5 goals seems to be a reasonable betting tip – something which we are expecting.