Swansea vs Manchester United
2017/18 English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Liberty Stadium (Swansea).
The Swans rely on home record as Manchester United look to build on a ravishing start to the 2017/18 Premier League season.
Swansea were held to a goal-less draw at Southampton on the opening day of the new season. They are dealt with another blow this weekend as skillful midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson making £45m switch to Everton.
United on the other hand, started their campaign on stunning style by thrashing West Ham 4-0 at Old Trafford. The big money signing Romelu Lukaku stole the show with two goals, whereas Paul Pogba and his Matic forms a solid partnership to boss the midfield.
Swansea vs Manchester United: Head-to-head
Swansea won 3 of the last six meetings between the two, but Manchester United are unbeaten in the latest three with 2 wins and a draw.
Last season, United won the corresponding fixture at the Liberty Stadium on a convincing 3-1 margin. Ibrahimovic strike twice alongside Pogba to put then on a 3-0 lead before the half-time whistle.
Meanwhile, United lost the previous two away matches at Swansea by the same 1-2 margin. The Red Devils took the lead on both occasions before Swans come back strongly in the later period of the game.
The last six matches between the two sides across all venues saw both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals. Notable point, United have scored in each of their 6 visits to the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea vs Manchester United: Predictions
Swansea have a huge void to fill after the departure of Gylfi Sigurdsson. The lack of creativity in midfield could force Paul Clement to adopt a defensive approach here.
Manchester United look like a more complete team than in previous seasons. Let it be the pace of Marcus Rashford, the creativity and skills of Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pogba. Adding the the poaching nature of Romelu Lukaku, the teams looks threateneing in all departments.
Therefore, this match can’t end in anything other hand a comprehensive United win.