United far from bankers away from Old Trafford
The majority of football fans love their festive football although both Louis van Gaal and Wayne Rooney have voiced concerns with how the run of games throughout the Christmas period has hindered performance.
The Manchester United manager recently said: ‘Everybody knows that a body cannot recover within 48 hours.
‘It’s the culture of England. I don’t mind but it is not good for the players, for the health of the players and what I say now is it is not good for the game because I think that the FA, but also the fans, want attractive games.
‘But it doesn’t happen. You have seen the second half at Tottenham. You have seen the second half of Chelsea against Southampton. The football was not good.”
Van Gaal also claims that United “are still in a process” and that means we need to avoid backing them at even money for this New Year’s Day clash at the Britannia against an in-form Stoke City team.
United have only won two of their away games this term, drawing the majority and the game ending all square looks the most likely outcome.
The Stoke defence has kept two clean sheets when beating Everton and then West Brom, with Mark Hughes doing well with the Staffordshire club and he will fancy beating his old team here.
The best bet could be to go for the Potters on the Double Chance market which means you also get the draw onside with your bet.
Another goalless draw isn’t out of the question as fatigue plays a major part and that outcome wouldn’t be too bad for either side.
Stoke and Draw @ 20/23 with Boylesports
All odds were correct at time of posting.