Form guide Manchester United head into this Barclays Premier League encounter on the back of a dominant 1-0 win over Real Sociedad in the UEFA Champions League, a match that boosted morale following last weekend's disappointing 1-1 draw with Southampton. That result has the Reds in eighth place with 11 points from a possible 24, a tally that David Moyes hopes to improve on with victory over Stoke City. Although the Potters are far from pushovers, they are enduring an unimpressive run of form that has seen them claim just two points from their last five matches.
Ins and outs Robin van Persie should return for the champions after sitting out Wednesday's triumph and Adnan Januzaj might also reclaim his starting place, while doubts remain over Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck, who were all missing in midweek. Mark Hughes, the ex-Reds striker and current Stoke manager, has a virtually fully-fit squad to choose from. Question marks are only hanging over Ryan Shawcross and Geoff Cameron.
Betting Understandably, official betting partners bwin have United priced as favourites at odds of 1.34 and Stoke at 8.25, while the draw is 5.00. If you're looking for more value, why not have an outside wager on Michael Carrick to score the first goal at 21.00?