2:30 AM (AEST) Sunday, September 10 at bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent
Round 4 of the English Premier League continues on Sunday when Stoke City play hosts to the League leaders Manchester United.
Stoke: Butland; Wimmer, Zouma, Martins, Indi; Cameron, Allen, Fletcher, Pieters; Shaqiri, Jese; Berahino.
Manchester United: De Gea; Jones, Blind, Bailly, Valencia; Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Mata, Matic, Rashford; Lukaku.
These two sides have met in 88 League games, with Manchester United winning 38 games to Stoke’s 22. A further 28 games have been drawn. Their last two clashes from last year produced 1 all draws.
Stoke finished their last season in 13th place, just a win shy of 8th place, giving them plenty to be optimistic about for this season. They lost their opening game to Everton 1-0 before picking up a stunning 1-0 win over top side Arsenal. In Round 3 they played out a 1 all draw with West Brom, which has them placed 11th, just a win shy of second placed Liverpool.
Manchester United have opened their 2017/18 campaign with a stunning defensive effort which has seen them yet to concede a goal. They opened the season with a powerful 4-0 victory over West Ham. They repeated the scoreline the following week against Swansea and then in Round 3 they beat Leicester 2-0. They sit atop the table with the best attack and best defence.
Keepers – Man United’s De Gea has 3 clean sheets and will be keen to keep that record intact while Butland has the unenviable task of trying to keep the Red Devils scoreless.
Manchester United are expected to walk this one home, despite playing on enemy soil.
Manchester United $1.50