Stoke vs Manchester United – Saturday 9th September 2017 – 17:30 – BT Sports
Stoke are 11/2 with the draw at 16/5 and Man United are 1/2
Betting tips and match preview | Premier League
Stoke face Manchester United at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday evening, in the fourth round of games in the Premier League.
The Potters come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against West Brom, a good result for Mark Hughes’ side.
After a quiet first half, West Brom took the lead through new signing Jay Rodriguez (61).
Peter Crouch equalised for Stoke with 13 minutes remaining (77), capitalising on a rare defensive mix up.
It meant that the Baggies went into the break unbeaten, but they will be disappointed to have surrendered two home points after a costly mistake.
Stoke had a poor campaign by their standards last season, finishing in 13th place.
They have begun the season in mixed form, with one of every result in the opening three matches.
The Potters have completed the loan signing of former Real Madrid and PSG forward Jese, who has added some class and firepower to the Stoke front line.
Stoke’s solitary win came in the 1-0 win against Arsenal, they will be looking for another huge scalp in United.
Mark Hughes’s side come into this match as underdogs, with last season informing the bookies.
This will be a tough match for Stoke, with United looking like a very dominant attacking force.
Stoke will be looking for a first win in four matches against United.
Manchester United come into this match in excellent form, their last result a 2-0 win against Leicester.
United dominated the early exchanges, with Kasper Schmeichel saving a penalty from Romelu Lukaku.
Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for Manchester United late in the second half (70), just three minutes after coming on as a sub.
Marouane Fellaini made it 2-0 to United twelve minutes later (82), his knee directing in a Jesse Lingard cross.
Leicester failed to progress past United’s defence, despite registering four shots on target.
Top Of The Table
Jose Mourinho will be delighted with their start to the season, winning all three of their games at a canter.
They have scored ten goals in their opening three matches, with two 4-0 score lines and the 2-0 against Leicester.
United are top of the table as a result, they are the only team to have gained maximum points from their opening games.
This match against Stoke will be tough, they held United in both their encounters last season.
Manchester United come into this match as the favourites, with their recent form informing the odds.
Jose Mourinho will be looking to win this fourth fixture, giving them an early points gap with Liverpool and City playing each other.
United will be looking for their 37th win in 78 matches against Stoke.
Both teams are 10/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Stoke are Eric Choupo Moting at 17/2 with Peter Crouch, Jese Rodriguez and Saido Berahino at 9/1. For United, Romelu Lukaku is at 5/2 with Marcus Rashford at 7/2.
The last time that these two sides met they drew 1-1 and the odds of the same result are 13/2.
Stoke vs Manchester United Odds
Tip 1 – Lukaku to score first @ 5/2
Tip 2 – United to win 2-1 @ 7/1