FM Preview: Manchester United v Stoke City 20 Oct 2012

Last updated : 19 October 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Manchester United v Stoke City fixture

Manchester United prepare to entertain Stoke City at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Red Devils are clearly on top, having won 24 and lost only 7 of the 47 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Old Trafford was less than a year ago, in January 2012, with Manchester United running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 31 Jan Man. Utd. 2-0 Stoke City Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 24 Sep Stoke City 1 - 1 Man. Utd. Premier League
2010/2011 Tue 04 Jan Man. Utd. 2 - 1 Stoke City Premier League
2010/2011 Sun 24 Oct Stoke City 1 - 2 Man. Utd. Premier League
2009/2010 Sun 09 May Man. Utd. 4 - 0 Stoke City Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 26 Sep Stoke City 0 - 2 Man. Utd. Premier League
2008/2009 Fri 26 Dec Stoke City 0 - 1 Man. Utd. Premier League

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

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 14 goals for the Red Devils, with 6 goals against.

In complete contrast to Manchester United, Stoke City are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Potters have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Manchester United's total of 15 points from their 7 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 8 points from their 7 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Manchester United 6 5 0 1 12 6 15
Stoke City 6 1 3 2 8 8 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Manchester United fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, we just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Red Devils. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Manchester United 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 13 .
Stoke City Not won in previous 12 away matches.

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