Man UTD look to make it five on the bounce in the Premier League as they travel to Stoke on Saturday evening. Stoke will be looking to hit back from a 4-0 defeat last weekend on their travels to Sunderland. They went some way towards getting that out of their system with a penalty shootout win over Spurs midweek in the Carling cup, continuing their excellent home form. With a 1-0 win over Liverpool in their last home game, Stoke always make it difficult at the Britannia and free scoring Man UTD won't have it all their own way.
It will be interesting to see if Ferguson sticks with his attacking lineup of Nani and Young the out and out wingers or if he opts to use his away Champions League style, bringing in the likes of Park for a five man midfield. If Nani does continue, fresh off the back of one of the goals of the season so far, he could be the man Stoke need to watch. Expect Stoke to start fast and get in to the Man UTD player's faces. The second string Man UTD defence is vulnerable when put to the test, as Chelsea showed last Sunday. Crouch may come in for Jones and an aerial bombardment will be on the cards for the home side.
Stoke v Man UTD Tips
Tip 1: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.87(Betfair)
Tip 2: Luis Nani anytime scorer (check lineup) @ 21/10 (Unibet)
Tip 3: Longshot bet: Crouch to score from a header @ 11/1(B/sq)