Our match prediction:
Stoke City will host the 18th round of the Premier League against Manchester United on Saturday afternoon at 12:45. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is under heavy fire after the defeat against Norwich City 2-1. In the last 6 games Manchester United was not able to win once and lost all of their last 3 games. United holds currently the 5th place on the table with the same amount of points as Crystal Palace and will have to improve their performance in order to finish top 4 and achieve a ticket to the qualification round of the Champions League. Stoke City on the other hand is placed 11th and is showing to be stable factor in the Premier League. We predict Stoke City and Manchester United to draw 2-2. Stoke City will be highly motivated to hurt the big Manchester United. The home advantage will be in favor of Stoke City and might play a big role in this game.
Highligted Player (Schweinsteiger):
After making a name for himself at Bayern Munich, Bastian Schweinsteiger moved to Manchester United in 2015 for a fee of €9 million. The German midfielder won eight Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, but he has yet to win the Premier League trophy with Manchester United. However, winning the 2014 World Cup trophy with Germany is considered Bastian’s biggest success and it is well known that he won the bronze medal with die Manschaft at the 2006 and the 2010 World Cup finals. Schweinsteiger was born on 1 August, 1984 and he scored 45 goals in 342 appearances for Bayern Munich. The German international, though, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign with Manchester United as he scored no more than one goal in 18 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit. Bastian Schweinsteiger netted once for Germany at the Euro 2016 finals and later in July he married Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic.
Highlighted Team (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an Enlgish football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is foundedin1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britania Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators. The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjonhsen and Peter Crouch.