Author: Tony MacDonald
2016/17 Premier League
Published: 12:51 31/12/2014
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It's been a bit of an up and down season for the Potters, but there are positives to focus on ahead of the visit of Manchester United. Back-to-back wins away to Everton (0-1) and at home to West Brom (2-0) also saw Stoke record a couple of clean sheets. Is there a case then, for Mark Hughes' side frustrating United as they did when recording a 2-1 victory in the last meeting at this venue?
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Stoke's last 4 games in the Premier League and their best chance of getting a result will be to try and keep it tight as United have the fire-power to come out on top if the sides go toe-to-toe.
That being said, Mame Biram Diouf bagged a brace against the Baggies and could be of interest as a First Goalscorer punt, while Bojan has started to get amongst the goals and Peter Crouch has a good goal-scoring record against United. All three are worthy of consideration as Next Goalscorer selections to make use of your risk-free In-Play bet
Man Utd Bets
Quite how Manchester United didn't find the net against Spurs is beyond me, and they may find chances more limited at Stoke, but that was the first time they have failed to score since losing 1-0 to Man City. The Red Devils have gone nine games unbeaten since then and will be looking to ditch the habit of drawing in away games as they have done the last twice.
Man Utd have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches against Stoke in all competitions and will be counting on their vastly superior attacking options to get the job done. With their defence still far from reliable, perhaps a punt on Man Utd To Win & Both Teams To Score makes sense?
Wayne Rooney was on fire against Newcastle, but apart from heading straight at Hugo Lloris his chances were quite limited from a deeper role at Tottenham. Robin Van Persie will be desperate to atone for spurning a golden opportunity in that match and must be high on any punter's list along with Radamel Falcao in First Goalscorer and Next Goalscorer (In-Play) markets.
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