Swansea City vs. Manchester United: Premier League – Match Preview

Swansea City welcome the early Premier League pacesetters Manchester United to the Liberty in Saturday’s early kick-off.

Swansea City started the 17-18 season off with a goalless draw away at Southampton, despite being under siege for most of the match.

Marco Gabbiandini, Dusan Tadic and Maya Yoshida all missed excellent chances for the hosts.

Manchester United thrashed West Ham 4-0 at Old Trafford, with Romelu Lukaku scoring twice on his league debut.

The hosts added further goals late on through sub Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester United to beat Swansea City: 20/1 with Betfair*

Manchester United to beat Swansea City: 20/1 with Paddy Power*

Match history
Pogba was among the scorers in the fixture last year, as United eased to a 3-1 win at the Liberty.

Swansea do have a decent recent record against United though, winning three and drawing one of the last six.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester United 1 Swansea City 1 – 30/04/17
Swansea City 1 Manchester United 3 – 06/11/16
Manchester United 2 Swansea City 1 – 02/01/16
Swansea City 2 Manchester United 1 – 30/08/15
Swansea City 2 Manchester United 1 – 21/02/15

Draw HT / Manchester United FT – 11/4 with Bet 365

Team news
Both teams are likely to name the same XI’s that featured on the opening weekend.

Fernando Llorente is nearing a return for Swansea, however Gylfi Sigurdsson was sold to Everton in the week.

Ander Herrera may have to make do with a spot on the bench again, with Juan Mata featuring ahead of his Spanish colleague.

Expected starting XI’s
Swansea City (4-3-3): Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson; Carroll, Britton, Fer; Ayew, Abraham, Routledge
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind; Matic, Pogba; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford; Lukaku

Predictions

Result: Manchester United (20/1 with Paddy Power)*

Correct Score: 1-2 (17/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Marcus Rashford (17/10 with Paddy Power)

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