Manchester United vs Stoke City 2 Feb 2016: EPL Preview and Predictions
Manchester United (5th) Stoke(9th)
2 Feb 2016/1500ET
Stoke City 9/2, Draw 11/4, Manchester United 8/11 See the Latest Odds
Louis Van Gaal and his men will be playing a travelling Stoke City team as they will look to get three points and after a win in the FA Cup on the weekend, they will be full of confidence. This game will be important for Van Gaal since his job is more or less on the line and a loss here might be enough for him to lose his jobs. Stoke on the other hand will also want to win this match since they were knocked out of the both the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup and they have a huge point to prove.
Stoke City are a good side and they have proved they can beat the Red Devils since they did that at home earlier this season. The team has a lot of structure and going forward they have talent and finishing I think that this will be a threat for Manchester United. That being said, I don’t think that this match will end well for Stoke City since the team has played a lot of football in the past week and that is probably going to have an impact on their performance
Manchester United on the other hand will be fresher and full of confidence. This team is playing better than they were a month or so back and I think with the less match time they will get the job done away from home.
As far as betting is concerned, I think that betting the line is the way to go here We are getting a great price on Manchester United and although I think they are not playing the best football in the world, they should get a win against a fatigued opponent. Finally I think that I will also be taking the Under 2.5 goals bet since with United it is generally a good play.