Manchester United vs Swansea: Preview and Predictions

Manchester United vs Swansea
English Premier League
Date: 31st March 2018, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).

United look to carry on their winning mentality when they welcome a Swansea City team that had presented some troubles for big teams in recent months.

After winning three games on the trot, Manchester United will be looking to widen the gap against Liverpool in the race for second spot. Having played a game more than the Red Devils, the Anfield are 2 points behind.

Can Manchester United still win the English Premier League? Yes, but it is unlikely since they have to win their remaining 8 games and hope City lose 5 of their remaining fixtures. At the same time, the Red Devils are in strong position to finish inside the top four and qualify for the Champions League next season, since Chelsea at fifth spot is 9 points away.

On the other hand, Swansea sit 3 points above the relegation zone, but they can look at a positive finish to the campaign with Carlos Carvalhal bringing a never die attitude to the dressing room. It is not long ago that the team in all white surprised with wins over Arsenal and Liverpool. Besides, they will walk into Old Trafford with 1 defeat from their previous 8 Premier League games.

Yet, Swansea’s away form is not that great with team winning 2 games all season. The slight improvement in the road form can be seen from the 6 draws they bagged from the last 7 in all competitions.

Manchester United vs Swansea: Head-to-head

  • The latest meeting between the sides happened in the Carabao Cup in October 2017, resulted in a 2-0 win for United.
  • The Red Devils were comfortable 4-0 winners in the first leg of the corresponding Premier League fixture.
  • United are unbeaten in the last five meetings with Swansea in all competitions, 4 wins and 1 draw.
  • At the Old Trafford, they won 4, lost 2 and drew 1 of the last 7.
  • Swansea have scored at least once in 5 of their last 6 visits to Old Trafford.

Manchester United vs Swansea: Prediction

There is no doubt that Old Trafford is the fortress of Manchester United and expecting a team like Swansea to even earn a point from here makes no sense. Moreover, the Swans are Jordan Ayew through suspension, who has been key in the team’s resurgence in recent weeks.

Yet, I do expect Carlos Carvahal’s men to give some trouble to the United defense on the counter. The Swans did score in 4 of their last 5 away games in Premier League. Thus, both teams to score will be my first pick for this match, also considering 5 of their last 6 h2h meetings at this venue saw the same. In the same way, you can get a slight boost on odds by backing Man United win with over 2.5 goals.

Manchester United vs Swansea: Bet Tips

Both teams to Score for juicy 2.63 odd at Jetbull.

Match Result and Totals – Manchester United win & Over 2.5 goals for 1.78 odd.

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