Manchester United v Stoke City tips – back Zlatan to break deadlock

Back Zlatan to break deadlock

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Betting Tip: Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Manchester Utd vs Stoke City @ 11/4 with bet365

Mark Hughes might be one of the few managers looking forward to the international break, with Stoke facing Sunderland, Hull, Swansea and West Ham in their following four matches.

Therefore, points will be there for the taking in a few weeks’ time, although the Potters must firstly try to land a positive result from Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford and Hughes must wish that United had been posted to Ukraine on Thursday rather than play at home to Zorya.

We know that Jose Mourinho will field a weakened team for that Europa League clash and prioritise this Premier League contest, with the Red Devils having torn apart Leicester last weekend.

It’s hard to see anything other than a home win, with Stoke having endured a miserable start to the campaign although Hughes will take solace from the fact that they’ll have already played Everton, Manchester City, Tottenham and now United.

It could be a case of damage limitation if United are in the right mood, with Juan Mata and Paul Pogba impressing against the Foxes, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the mood for goals after drawing a blank against Leicester.

Zlatan is worth a bet in this game considering that the Potters have been weak when defending set pieces and the Swede could therefore fill his boots, while he’s also on penalty and free-kick duties.

Betting Tip: Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Manchester Utd vs Stoke City @ 11/4 with bet365

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