Stoke City take on champions-elect Manchester United on Sunday desperately in need of points to halt their perilous slide towards the relegation zone with time and games running out.
Tony Pulis has seen speculation rise in recent weeks regarding his future at the club, with some sources suggesting he may call time on his tenure with the Potters in the summer.
Regardless of these rumours being true or not, Pulis is a proud man and will be determined to keep his side in the Premier League for another year having done so well to establish them over the past five seasons.
However, whether they can reverse their poor form against United is questionable, especially as the Red Devils will be determined to bounce back from their derby defeat last Monday.
United know that a victory on Sunday will leave them needing six points from their last six games of the season to clinch a record 20th title and they are comfortable favourites at 11/20 in bwin’s 3-way betting market, with the draw at 11/4 and Stoke out at 21/4.
But before you place a bet, check out these five key statistics ahead of the Britannia battle.
2: The number of goals that Stoke have managed to score in their past six league matches, while United have only conceded twice in their last six. Bwin has Stoke priced at 7/10 to score and United at 7/5 to win with a clean sheet.
4: The number of goals Mexican forward Javier Hernandez has scored in four appearances against Stoke. He hasn’t scored a league goal since New Year’s Day, but Chicharito is well backed at 19/10 to end his drought at the Britannia Stadium.
6: The amount of goals that Stoke’s leading scorer Jonathan Walters has got for his side this term, the last of which came away to Newcastle in early March. The Irish international is the best priced City player to score at 7/2.
11: The number of games since Stoke managed a victory over United, dating back to a League Cup game in 1993; their last league win was in 1984. Odds are stacked against a Potters victory this weekend at 21/4.
13: The number of games out of 14 that Manchester United have won after leading at the half-time interval, while Stoke have lost six out of the eight games in which they have trailed after 45 minutes. United are 13/10 to be winning at half-time and full-time.