FM Preview: Manchester United v Stoke City 09 May 2010

Last updated : 08 May 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Stoke City fixture

Man. Utd. prepare to entertain Stoke City at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 44 games played, Red Devils have recorded 21 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Old Trafford was just last season, in November 2008, with Man. Utd. annihilating their visitors 5-0 in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
1984/1985Sat 06 AprMan. Utd.5 - 0Stoke CityPREM
1984/1985Wed 26 DecStoke City2 - 1Man. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Red Devils, with 6 goals against.

Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Potters have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Man. Utd.'s total of 82 points from their 37 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Stoke City's 47 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.64119513
Stoke City6222498

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. 19 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Stoke City No sequences of note