Betting Guide: Manchester United v Stoke

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 07 May 2010

Stoke go into this game looking to finish the season with a flourish rather than a whimper against a title chasing Manchester United. The eighteen time champions are hoping to secure a record 19th on Sunday but the Potters will have other ideas.

The Potters are understandably outsiders for the game and are available at 22/1 with Bet365, Victor Chandler and BlueSQ. The Red Devils can be backed at 1/8 with Bet365, SkyBet, PaddyPower and Victor Chandler.The draw is 17/2 with Boylesports.

Stoke will be hoping to grab a fourth away win of the season and a scrappy 1-0 win is available at 55/1 with PaddyPower. The Potters may go for it, with nothing to lose, and a repeat of the score at the Brit, a 3-2 win for Stoke, is 375/1 with PaddyPower. The Potters have been defending well recently so a clean sheet is achievable if the pressure gets to the hosts and PaddyPower offer 375/1 on a 2-0 Stoke win.

United have been in fantastic form at Old Trafford and have won 90% if home games. They may have to grind out a 1-0 win to get another three points, with the Potters guaranteed to get stuck in and make it difficult. That scoreline is 9/1 with StanJames. When the Potters travelled to Old Trafford last season that game ended 5-0 to the hosts and SkyBet offer 16's on a repeat of that. Stoke have drew 1-1 away several times this season and may cling on . A 1-1 draw is 18/1 with Boylesports.

City will be hoping that the recent positive performances can be repeated and both Ricardo Fuller, who is bang in form, at 16's with Coral to open the scoring, and Ryan Shawcross, 33's with BlueSQ, Coral and PaddyPower to net first, will be looking to net against his former club. Matthew Etherington will be hoping to net to round off a great season and is 28/1 with Coral to break the deadlock.

Wayne Rooney is possibly the best player in the world and is available at 9/4 at StanJames to open the scoring whilst midfielder Paul Scholes can strike a ball well and always seems to deliver when needed. He is available at 14's with Coral to net first. Dimitar Berbatov is another to find the net reguarly and is 4/1 with Coral and SkyBet to score the opener.

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