A full list of Premiership fixtures awaits us during the week and one of the most popular games so far has been Man Utd v Stoke at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Man Utd are often seen as a banker, especially when playing at home, but does ValueChecker make them a banker to beat Tony Pulis’ side this week.
The Stoke ValueChecker wikis suggest that they are often a team that provides a value bet to win, but that’s usually when playing at home. Last season Stoke only managed to pick up 12 points on the road, that’s a very poor return compared to their 34 points at home. It was a similar story two seasons before when Stoke gained just 10 of their 45 points away from home. Clearly Stoke are less effective away from home and with this game coming at one of the toughest venues to win at in the world the Stoke ValueChecker wikis suggest that a home win is on the cards.
Stoke’s problems away from home seem to be scoring goals according to the wikis. Last season Stoke failed to score more often away from home than any other Premiership team (10 times) and the season before they failed to score in 10 away matches again. This looks as though it could be a ‘win to nil’ for Man Utd on those stats.
Man Utd have a great record against top half opposition according to the Man Utd ValueChecker wikis and that is good news for their backers this week with Stoke sitting in 8th place currently. Man Utd gained more points than any other Premiership team against top half opposition last season (33 points) and the season before they also gained 33 points against top half opposition. Another bonus for Man Utd backers ahead of this game.
So most things point to Man Utd winning this match but what about bets in other markets? Well the Man Utd ValueChecker wikis also point to Dimitar Berbatov scoring against Stoke on Tuesday should he play. During his time at Man Utd, most of Berbatov’s goals have come at Old Trafford, last season when he was the joint top scorer in the league he scored 16 goals from 12 starts at home (plus two sub appearances). He has scored five home goals this season (they came in two matches) and he looks a good bet in the goalscorer markets, if he doesn’t play the bets will be void and you’ll get your money back.
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