Stoke City v Manchester United – 101 Great Goals prediction: Man United 2-1 Stoke
Machester United will be looking to maintain their 100 percent winning start to the new Premier League campaign, having already comfortably dispatched of West Ham, Swansea and Leicester.
Stoke City, on the other hand, will be hoping to cause another upset at the Bet 365 having already beaten Arsenal there just three weeks ago.
Currently, Mark Hughes’ Stoke are placed 11th, taking four points from their opening three fixtures.
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Stoke v Manchester United betting tips
Manchester United are heavy favourites to win this Premier League match – 1/2 with Bet365.
A draw at half-time followed by a Manchester United win is rated at 3/1.
Romelu Lukaku is 10/11 to score anytime.
Title credentials test
Stoke City away has earnt the reputation of being a notorious “banana skin” fixture.
With the phrase “But can he do it on a cold rainy night in Stoke?” showing how tough playing in England can be.
Having already made Arsenal their first causality, Stoke will now be looking to trip up United as well.
The Red Devils have so far enjoyed a straight forward start to the season.
However, this trip should be a strong test for their title credentials.
They look go value for money to win the Premier League this season, but this fixture will properly test that.
Paul Pogba’s new partnerships
Having endured a torrid time last season, Paul Pogba has seemingly found a new lease of life this season.
For us, we attribute this to two things; Nemanja Matić and Romelu Lukaku.
Firstly, Matić will be a big factor in any success Pogba enjoys this season.
The big, strong holding-midfielder will allow the Frenchman greater freedom, something he wasn’t allowed alongside Herrera or Fellaini.
This means that he can go on surging runs forward, apply his incredible range of passing and test out his wicked shot power.
His chemistry with teammate and best friend Lukaku will also play a big factor in his effectiveness.
Having the Belgian up top will allow Pogba to have a better understanding with United’s frontline.
The duo have already enjoyed a strong start together achieving six goals and assists between them.
Stoke City team news v Manchester United
Darren Fletcher is expected to return to face his former side after returning to full-training following a knee injury.
Mame Biram Diouf, Kurt Zouma and Maxim Choupo-Moting are all currently doubtful for the fixture.
The club are however confident that the trio will be fit in time to feature.
New £18 million signing Kevin Wimmer is set to make his debut for the Potters.
Manchester United team news v Stoke City
Jose Mourinho has no new injury concerns ahead of United’s trip to the Midlands.
However, he will still be without long-term absentees Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young.