Manchester United could move back into the top four with a victory over Stoke. Opta rates their chances.
"Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 16 home games in all competitions against the Potters (W15 D1), winning the last 13 in a row."
Manchester United have won all eight previous Premier League matches against Stoke at Old Trafford; against no other side have they played more games with a 100% record (also Wigan, 8). United are 1.364/11 to win.
After winning none of their first 11 Premier League clashes with the Red Devils, Stoke have since won two of their last five (D1 L2). Stoke are 11.010/1 to pull off a shock victory.
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 16 home games in all competitions against the Potters (W15 D1), winning the last 13 in a row. They're 1.991/1 to win half-time/full-time.
Wayne Rooney has scored four and assisted two more in his last three PL appearances against Stoke at Old Trafford. Rooney is 2.37 to score.
Stoke's last clean sheet at Old Trafford coincided with their last win there in any competition - they won 1-0 in April 1976 in the league. The odds of a repeat of that scoreline are 28.027/1.
Juan Mata has been involved in 82 goals in the Premier League since moving to England ahead of the 2011/12 season (scored 41, assisted 41), a joint-high for a midfield player (level with David
Silva). Mata is 3.02/1 to score.
United have won five of the last seven Premier League games that Wayne Rooney hasn't started. With Rooney having been dropped for the last two games, the draw half-time/Manchester United double result is 4.67/2.
Jose Mourinho has lost three of his last four matches in the Premier League in October. You can lay Manchester United at 1.374/11.
Four of the last six Premier League teams to take two points from their opening six games (as Stoke have) have been relegated. Stoke are 4.216/5 to go down.
Manchester United's most recent title (2012-13) saw them start the season with four wins and two defeats (as they have this season). You can back United at 12.011/1 to win the Premier League.
Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season PL
Staked: 65 pts
Returned: 66.85 pts
P/L: +1.85 pts