Stoke City vs Manchester United 26 Dec 2015: EPL Preview and Predictions
Stoke City (W:6,D:5,L:6), Manchester United (W:8,D:5,L:4)
26 December 2015/0745ET
Stoke City 9/4, Draw 11/5, Manchester United 13/10 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports
Stoke City will be hosting the Red Devils this boxing day in what will be one of the most exciting games this weekend. This game is between two teams on similar positions on the ladder and there will a lot resting on the outcome of this match for both side.
For Manchester United this is a must win game. This side has dropped out of the top 4 and by not winning that will move them further down the ladder. In addition to this, Louis Van Gaal is on the brink of getting sacked so he will be desperate to get 3 points to keep his job a little longer. The Red Devils are sinking at the moment and the only way they can stop this is by winning so there will be a big emphasis for them to go out and win. Having said all that, I don’t think that they are playing well enough to do that. This team can’t score goals on a regular basis and their defense is not the best in the world so it is hard to see them win away from home here.
Stoke City on the other hand will be very excited by this game since it will be a genuine chance for them to win against one the powerhouses of English football. This match comes at the perfect time for them since United have been poor and Stoke have been in good form. Although Stoke lost to Crystal Palace last weekend I think they will bounce back since they are a team with quality players who are all playing well.
Stoke are getting really good odds in this match and I think taking them outright is the best bet here. They are paying over 3.00 which in my opinion is amazing value so I will definitely be putting my money on it. Also under 2.5 goals is not a bad bet but it is not paying amazingly.