Game: Stoke City – Manchester United
Date: 1 February, Saturday, 2014 year
Start time: 15:00 GMT
Stoke City will host Manchester United on the first day of February.
In the last round Stoke added up to their disappointing from and was defeated for the fourth time in their last five Premier League games.
Relegation battlers from Sunderland grabbed vital three points against the team from Stoke and now the situation for Mark Hughes seems really complicated.
The Potters are currently in the 16th position only three points ahead of West Ham (18th) and Fulham (19th).
On the other hand David Moyes was finally satisfied with the performance of his team in their last match. The Red Devils won by two goals against the last team in the Premier League Cardiff City.
Juan Mata made an impressive début and his contribution to the team was felt immediately.
Earlier in the week even Phil Johes also hailed the new singing of The Devils and Jose Mourinho expressed once again his disappointment over the departure of he skilful playmaker.
United certainly showed there were no pushovers in the game against Cardiff and the team seems to be finally getting on the right way, following a horrible start of the New Year.
The Red Devils are seventh half-way through the season and will definitely have their mind set at least on the fourth spot, currently occupied by Liverpool. For this to happen, no more points should be wasted against teams of the calibre of Stoke City.
In conclusion, we believe that a Manchester United win is one of the best bets that one can make this weekend.
Facts before match:
Stoke City did not win any of their last five Premier League home games.
Manchester United won 9 out of the last 10 matches against Stoke (one draw 1-1)
Manchester United recorded 2 defeats and 3 victories in their last 5 Premier League matches.