Stoke City vs Man. United by Marlo

Stoke-City
VS
Man.-United
The Boxing Day fixture list and I will post this nice and early to get the best prices and not to be swayed from my original points later.

 

Last time Stoke played a team from Manchester in an early kick off they completely outplayed them and romped to a 2-0 victory that was all but over during a solid first half display.

 

Stoke has had a decent start to the season so far with 28 points from 17 games. The potential worry for them is their distinct lack of goals, 14 scored to 22 for United. They have let in 16 compared to the 14 for United.

 

Actually, after typing that I really don't believe stoke are as poor offensively as their record shows here because they have an energetic and impressive attackin line that are capable of breaching United at least once.

 

Can United score 2 if Stoke score? I doubt that.

 

United are without a win in their last 6 all competitions and a visit to Stoke isn't something they would relish as Stoke are always a tough place to visit and can beat any team at home on their day.

 

Week in week out everyone keeps expecting United to just turn the gears and be a potent attacking unit but they struggled against Norwich once more in a toothless display that ended with them being outscored by their weaker opponents.

 

I ask you, which is more likely, Stoke avoiding defeat or United winning? Stoke kept out Manchester City and Chelsea at home this season and I think a shut out against United is quite possible as is avoiding defeat.

 

I will gladly take the asian ball here as I don't believe this is a game Stoke are likley to lose and the odds are worthy of investment.

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Stoke City AH0 Pinnacle 2.36 8 2-0 WON (+10.88 units)
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Comments (6)
Sergio
I don't think so. Because Stoke city doesn't have any motivation for this match. And the last game of Man.United when they lost Norwich was just luck for guest team. Of course Stoke city has better form at home, Man.United is more motivated. And it is the last chance for Lui van Gaal as a couch for rehabilitation in eyes of fans. I think draw or win of guests.
12/25/2015 - 12:29
Marlo
First off, this is the premier league and having the chance to prove you can get a win over the bigger clubs always adds some motivation. Unless you are in the stoke dressing room their 'lack of motivation' comment seems a bit out of place. Also, a draw would see our stakes returned.

Out of curiosity, why do you believe Stoke will not be motivated for this match? Is it by chance an end of the season dead rubber with them already guaranteed 10 spot and no higher? :)
12/25/2015 - 14:25
benjack
A 1-0 win for United will Secure additional 3 Points to their Account but it Would not reduce the pressure on Van Gaal's Head. His Last Interview showed how fraustrated he was and when a Trainer Starts behaving like that in Interviews then know that bis days are numbered. But back to the game, from my Records on the 26th of December 2008 at 13.45 these two teams played each other and ManU won by 1-0, and Eventhough the situations are not the Same, in 2008 they where leading with 2 points above the 2nd placed Team and they where under pressure to win and Continue topping the table. Now they ar
12/25/2015 - 16:34
Sergio
Marlo, someone copied your prediction, translated and published on www.vpluse.ru. guy named NickUkraine.
12/26/2015 - 12:30
alex
i see game is stalemate draw. stoke cannot win and manchester united cannot lose.
12/26/2015 - 14:50
Marlo
@Sergio... tell them they owe me 2 million dollars if it wins :)
12/26/2015 - 17:49
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