For many clubs both great and small, a trip to Stoke has often resulted in them coming a cropper.
Not Manchester United though, who have an enviable record in the Potteries and look great value to augment this when they visit on the first day of 2015.
A price of 95/100 says Louis van Gaal’s troops get the job done in Staffordshire, while it’s 3/1 about a Potters win next to the 11/4-rated draw.
If these prices don’t appeal though, the 23/10 about an away win to nil is steeped in value.
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Here’s why it will:
Since Stoke joined the Premier League fraternity in 2008, they’ve lost at home to Man Utd every season bar one.
Their 2-1 win at the Britannia last term came after being felled 2-0 on home turf in the Capital One Cup six weeks prior.
The 13-time Premier League champions have slain this foe in six of their last eight meetings, while they’ve won half of the 14 duels contested between the pair since the year in question without conceding a goal.
Man Utd have prevailed in seven of their last nine outings.
They picked up four clean sheets in this purple patch and will fancy their chances of inflicting the same fate upon a Stoke frontline that failed to bag against defences as stern as Chelsea’s and as substandard as Leicester’s.
Stoke have failed to win more home matches than they have won at home this term.
The Potters have lassoed the laurels on three successive occasions just once in the past two years and four visitors to their Staffordshire stronghold have fled victorious already this season.