"United were hammered by MK Dons in the Cup Midweek 4-0, despite fielding a side with at least 5 first team regulars. Yet to win in the League and struggling playing 3-5-2, Van Gaal has his formation wrong. United used to attack and put pressure on teams, but now its more of a sit back approach. Burnley are still looking for a win, losing 1-3 to Chelsea despite taking the lead, losing 1-0 at Swansea. Dyce's men will put pressure on United from the start. Burnley defeated United at Home when last in the Premiership. Burnley have nothing to lose or fear, with Home advantage there's never been a better time to play a struggling United. "
"Judging by the odds 20/1 Stoke should get a thrashing, City won this fixture 1-0 last Season and Manager Hughes described his team as competitive. Last Season at Home Stoke were superb and a ninth place finish has raised Stoke into a mid table side, and out of the favourites for relegation 5. City are 2/2 wins, a great 3-1 win over Liverpool, and 0-2 at Newcastle. Strength in depth is there strong point and the visit of Stoke won't be taken lightly, but Aguero need not be risked amongst others. In a game they are expected to win the bench will be full of match winners ready to come on should things go wrong. Hughes, sacked by City always adds to the game and maybe like Watford last year who led City at HT 0-2, before the second half fight back with a 4-2 win, can nick a goal against a slow starting, over confident City. "
Stoke (Half Time Result)
"City have won 2/2, Newcastle away 0-2, and 3-1 against Liverpool, great start. Stoke have 1 point and 1 goal from there 2, disappointing start as so much was expected of them after last Season. City may rest players here, Aguero 2 goals in 2, and struggling to play 90 mins, will probably be rested along with minor players getting a game. All this goes in Stoke's favour to strike first. City start slow and last Season conceded at Home first to Watford and Wigan, also trailing to Sunderland in the 2013 FA Cup Final, at HT. "
"Newcastle have failed to score in 3 games, there Cup goal midweek was own goal. However Palace are struggling to, but with Puncheon and Zaha returning they should find the net. Pardews has lots of new players, and last Seasons goal scorer Remy has gone, his side are struggling up front. Palace can stretch them here with Zaha, Puncheon, lack of Newcastle fire power can see Palace playing with no fear. "
Crystal Palace (Half Time Result)
"Newcastle have failed to score in 3 games, and lost 4 from the last 5 at Home. With lack of goals and Remy gone, they offer little up front. Puncheon returns, and Zaha is back on Loan with something to prove. Palace are great value at 5/1. They have scored in both PL games, and netted 3 away at Walsall in the Cup, Gayle scoring all three. "
Dwight Gayle (First Goalscorer)
"Scored a Hat Trick Midweek against Walsall, intelligent player beating the offside trap for his first, and firing in a Free Kick for his second all in the first 41 minutes. With Zaha and Puncheon back in the side chances will come Gayle's way, against a Newcastle side who have failed to score this Season, plus conceding 2 unanswered goals in there only Home game. "
"Stadler won the Phoenix back in Jan, T8 at the Masters his best place since. Gaining experience all year, finished T4 last year 5 off the Winner, rounds of 64,71,64,68. A big price here has ew value, the 71 let him down last year, two 64s shows he can play the course. "
Henrik Stenson (Win Tournament)
"This time last year Stenson was playing his best golf ever, winning the DBC, by 2 shots, including a round of 63. Going on to win the FedEx Cup, and the Race to Dubai. Coming into form recently T3 at the PGA, T4 US Open and T5 Arnold Palmer. Stenson has been consistent with out reward, but his favourite time of year now, and defending Champion. "
"His display in last years Grand Final was superb, getting up from a cheap Westwood shot, to win the Harry Sutherland Trophy. After trailling 16-2 at Half Time, he inspired Wigan to a 30-16 victory. Going to be a big Season for Green, Challenge Cup and Grand Final Double Winner last Season. No pressure on him, he can win this at big odds. "
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