Stoke City will attempt to stop Manchester United’s juggernaut when they host them at Bet365 Stadium in a late kick off on Saturday.
United are the only side left to have a perfect record in the Premier League this season. Over the course of their first three games, they have scored ten goals, and their defence hasn’t been impeded yet. The Red Devils have emerged as early favourites this season, and they would be looking to put another three points on board on Saturday.
The Potters started the season with a defeat at Everton, but in their last home fixture, they registered an impressive 1-0 win over Arsenal. In their last fixture, they came out with a respectable 1-1 draw at West Brom, and manager Mark Hughes would expect his players to put up a strong resistance against the table-toppers. Stoke, who have scored one goal in each of their league games this season, currently sit in the 11th spot in the league table.
Last season, both fixtures between these two sides ended in 1-1 draws, and that would give the Potters some encouragement ahead of the game. Stoke have scored in 11 of their last 12 home games, and this game promises to be United’s biggest test this season.
Stoke City vs Manchester United – Match Facts
Both United and Stoke have won two games each out of the last seven fixtures between these two sides.
United haven’t managed to beat Stoke at their home in a league game since the 2012-13 season.
The Potters have failed to score in only one out of their last seven league fixtures against United.
Stoke City vs Manchester United – Team News
For the hosts, Darren Fletcher and Mame Biram Diouf are struggling with injuries and are doubts for the game. Summer-arrival Kevin Wimmer could make his debut for the Potters. However, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will miss the game with a hamstring problem.
United have no new injury concerns, but they will be without the likes of Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Stoke City vs Manchester United – Match odds
United are favourites and the best odds you can get for them are 18/35 at Unibet. We are backing the same result as our prediction. A draw is available at 10/3 odds and a home win can get you up to 13/2 odds.
Stoke City vs Manchester United – Correct Score odds
A 1-0 United win seems to be the most popular outcome at 13/2 odds. However, in our preview, we are going for a 2-1 United win as our prediction. You can get the best odds of 8/1 for our tip at Bet365.
Stoke City vs Manchester United – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
We are going for more than 2.5 goals in this fixture as our prediction. You can back our tip at the best odds of 11/12 at Unibet.
Stoke City vs Manchester United – Anytime Goalscorer odds
United’s Romelu Lukaku has already scored three league goals this season, and he claimed another four for Belgium during the international week. He is the favourite to score at the best odds of 28/29 at Unibet.
Marcus Rashford is also a good option at 15/8 odds, while Saido Berahino is the favourite to score for the Potters at 15/4 odds.
In our preview, we are backing United midfielder Paul Pogba as our prediction. The Frenchman, who has two league goals this season, is available at 11/4 odds at Paddypower.