Man Utd vs Stoke: Red Devils to benefit from Dubai training camp
Odds: Man Utd 11/50, Draw 6/1, Stoke 21/2
Kick Off: 2000, 15/01/2018
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: Sky Sports
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Manchester United appear to have put a frustrating festive period behind them and are hard to oppose when facing Stoke at Old Trafford.
The Potters have suffered three straight defeats and must try to turn things around following the dismissal of Mark Hughes.
However, this does not look the day to begin that recovery, with home games against Watford and Huddersfield later in the month looking better targets.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
The Old Trafford natives were getting restless after an EFL Cup exit at Bristol City was followed by league draws against Leicester, Burnley and Southampton.
However, the Red Devils put in a dominant display when climbing back up to second in the table with a 2-0 victory at Everton, before beating Derby by the same scoreline in the FA Cup.
Jesse Lingard has made good progress this season and now has eight goals in 10 games after netting in both of those wins.
Just as significant, though, was the sight of Romelu Lukaku celebrating his late strike versus the Rams after recovering from a head injury.
With 10 days to prepare for this contest, a warm-weather training camp in Dubai should also help to recharge United’s batteries.
“If we can have time to have a good, nice week to recover some injured players and tired players and, at the same time, work on some tactical details, I think it would be good for the second part of the season,” Jose Mourinho told MUTV.
Mourinho will still be concerned by his team’s habit of starting slowly at Old Trafford, though, so 23/20 for the hosts to score more goals in the second period appeals from the Man Utd vs Stoke odds.
A Look At Stoke City’s Betting Odds
Stoke enjoyed some brief respite from their poor run of results over Christmas when beating West Brom and then drawing at Huddersfield.
However, the pressure was back on Hughes following a 5-0 thrashing at Chelsea and a 1-0 home loss to Newcastle.
When a shock 2-1 defeat at Coventry in the cup made it six reversals in eight matches, it was no surprise to see the Welshman axed after his 200th game in charge.
The Potters actually have a good record against United, losing just one of their last six encounters, but they look sadly out of sorts heading into this meeting.
We’re adding 19/10 for the Red Devils to lead 1-0 at half-time to our Man Utd vs Stoke betting tips – and then expect the hosts to kick on after the break.
MAN UTD 2-0 Derby – Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku
Coventry 2-1 STOKE – Charlie Adam (pen)
Head-to-head: Stoke 2-2 Man Utd, Stoke 1-1 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-1 Stoke, Man Utd 3-0 Stoke, Stoke 2-0 Man Utd
Robert Pires prediction: Man Utd 3-0 Stoke
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