Manchester United suffered a rare home defeat against rivals Manchester City on Monday as the gap at the Premier League summit was reduced to a dozen points. However, at this stage of the campaign it will make no difference to the title race and indeed with City in cup action this weekend, Sir Alex Ferguson’s charges should restore their 15-point lead by getting the better of freefalling Stoke.
United are an 8/13 chance at bet365 ahead of the Britannia Stadium and as the Potters are slipping towards the relegation scrap having taken just one point from their last six matches, Sir Alex Ferguson’s troops, who are 6/4 (Stan James) to lead at the end of each half, look a banker to extend the hosts’ dismal sequence.
Stoke’s lack of goals is at the heart of their slump; Tony Pulis’s charges have only found the net twice in six matches and that makes United a cracking bet at 13/8 with Skybet to prevail ‘to nil’. Alternatively, BetVictor price the champions-elect at 7/1 to notch twice without reply.
Man Utd to beat Stoke 2-0 – 7/1 (BetVictor)