Stoke City v Manchester United: 10 Vital Statistics

10. There have been two goals or more scored in each of the last 13 games between Stoke City and Manchester United. This clash is 1.50 to witness +1.5 goals.

9. Stoke boast just one win from their seven home Premier League games against United (W1 D2 L4). United are 2.32 to win.

8. However, United are winless in three Premier League away games (D1 L2)  — their worst top-flight run on the road since August-September 2014. They are 1.35 to lose/draw this clash at the Britannia.

7. In fact, defeat would condemn United to their worst run of form for 14 years. They last lost four games on the bounce between the end of the 2000/01 season and the start of the 2001/02 campaign. Stoke are 3.20 to win.

6. United have lost six games (within 90 minutes) this season, five of which have been defeats by one goal. Stoke are 13.00 to win this game 2-1.

5. Anthony Martial scored his first league goal for United since September during the Red Devils’ 2-1 loss to Norwich last weekend. France international Martial boasts seven goals for the season and is 3.40 to net.

4. Stoke’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace last weekend was the first time in seven that both teams had scored in a game involving the Potters. Both to net on Boxing Day is priced at 2.18.

3. Bojan’s successful penalty against Palace was the Stoke striker’s fourth goal of the season but the first time he had scored in a Potters defeat this term. Bojan is 7.50 to score in a Stoke win.

2. United boast more possession per game (60.6%) than any other team in the Premier League, yet seven teams have scored more goals than Louis van Gaal’s side this season. United are 2.06 to concede first.

1. Stoke have recorded the third fewest number of shots in the league this season (185 from 17 games) and boast just 14 league goals for the season. This clash is 7.50 to finish 0-0.