This Stoke City has made some changes regarding their squad from last season, but there weren’t that many.
I’d say that the most important loss was Arnautovic, strong Austrian winger who went to West Ham.
They’ve bought Martins Indi permanently, and he already started on their last match, and they also have Jesé and Wimmer on their squad,
with the latter coming from Tottenham. Stoke has 4 points in 3 matches, having 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss so far.
The loss was 1-0 away at Everton, which is an acceptable result. At home, they have won against Arsenal 1-0 and then they’ve tied 1-1 away at West Bromwich.
They were losing on that latter match but then Peter Crouch equalized again, setting the final result as 1-1.
José Mourinho’s team has been really strong, winning the 3 matches they played so far in this Premier League and playing good football.
Mourinho is an excellent manager, who is very intelligent and knows the importance of making this Manchester United a consistent team over the course of the season because
it will be on these matches against the “small teams” that he will win the league, which is their main goal this season, despite having returned to the Champions League, thanks to their Europa League title last season.
This year they signed Lukaku, who has been doing very well, and they’ve renewed Zlatan’s contract, so he will be able to form a deadly duo up front later, when he returns.
Pogba started the season well this year and Matic came to give more defensive balance to the team. A fresh-faced United, stronger than last year, is what we have seen so far.
Stoke City vs Manchester United – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This United has clear conditions to travel to Stoke and get the win. I don’t expect any other result.
I admit that this is a match where José Mourinho’s players might have some difficulties, but they’ve been more solid on their defensive process.
On the attack, they are more effective now with Lukaku and then they have Pogba, Mata, Rashford and some other options that can be decisive at any moment.
I see a very serious and competent United, giving everything to win this match and winning it with more or less difficulty.
It is definitely worth taking a risk here.
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