It’s been all or nothing for Sir Alex’s side so far with eight wins and two defeats from their 10 games in all competitions.
They come into the game on the back of an easy 3-0 away victory at Newcastle, and although they lost their last home game to Spurs this looks a good opportunity for them to erase that firmly from the memory with an emphatic victory.
As far as the stats are concerned, United haven’t lost to Stoke in the league in the last 5 seasons, and have beaten the Potters every time at Old Trafford in that period.
They have managed to put at least two goals in those encounters on their own patch, while their opponents have only found the net once.
That makes the even money (2) on offer with Paddy Power for United to win to nil look a good starting point as far as bets are concerned.
Robin van Persie heads the betting at 3.6 with bet365 to open the scoring, with Wayne Rooney rated a 4.75 chance to do so with the same firm.
However the value could be Danny Welbeck to score anytime at 2.3 with Paddy Power. He has really impressed me of late and is odds on with a few firms to get on the scoresheet.
Whoever scores, United should win this with plenty to spare and I fancy them to win 3-0 or 4-0.
Those scoreline can be backed at 8 and 13 respectively with Paddy Power.
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