Betting Preview - Manchester United v Stoke

Last updated : 04 January 2011 By Dan Buxton

Stoke City will look to build on a good start to 2011 with an unlikely result at Old Trafford this evening.

The hosts are huge favourites at 4/11 with VictorChandler whilst the visitors are outsiders at 10's with most bookies  for the game whilst a draw is available at 21/5 with VictorChandler.

Stoke will hope to get an overdue win at the Champions and rise further up the table. A thrilling 3-2 away win is available at 200/1 with Boylesports. A 1-0 away win, to end the long wait for a victory at Old Trafford, is available at 22's with BlueSQ and PaddyPower.

Man Utd will be hoping to add to their great run of form against Stoke, they haven't lost in thirty four years at home, with another win against City and 1-0 would do the hostsjust nicely. That score is available at 13/2 with BetFred. Six of the Potters games this season have ended 2-1 so 17/2 with UniBet for a 2-1 United win could turn out to be a good bet.

Kenwyne Jones is the Potters top scorer and on his day is unplayable and is 12/1 with Coral to open the scoring whilst Ricardo Fuller is back in the side and looks set to start up front and is also 14/1 with most bookies to score first. In form winger Matthew Etherington has netted three times recently and can be backed at 20's, with most bookies, to break the deadlock.

Man Utd are walking all over sides at home and will be looking for another three points tonight, with Rooney missing Berbatov will be asked to pick up the baton. The Bulgarian is 4's with Bet365 to break the deadlock, whilst strike partner Javier Hernandez is 5/1 with Coral to net first.