FM Preview: Manchester United v Stoke City 04 Jan 2011

Last updated : 03 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
Footymad preview
History of the Manchester United v Stoke City fixture

Man. Utd. prepare to entertain Stoke City at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 45 games played, Red Devils have recorded 22 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Old Trafford was less than a year ago, in May 2010, as they swept to an impressive 4-0 win in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sun 24 OctStoke City1 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
2009/2010Sun 09 MayMan. Utd.4-0Stoke CityPREM
2009/2010Sat 26 SepStoke City0 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
2008/2009Fri 26 DecStoke City0 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sat 15 NovMan. Utd.5 - 0Stoke CityPREM
1993/1994Wed 06 OctMan. Utd.2 - 0Stoke CityLGEC
1993/1994Wed 22 SepStoke City2 - 1Man. Utd.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Red Devils have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 3.

Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Man. Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 41 points from the 19 games played. Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 27 from their 20 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.63217711
Stoke City6222768

FootyMad's prediction ...

Man. Utd. may be coming up against a decent side in Stoke City, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Red Devils. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 17 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Stoke City Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.