January 11, 2014

Man Utd vs Swansea

Man Utd welcome Swansea to Old Trafford for the second time in a week this afternoon, in dire need of 3 points.

Following 3 straight defeats, a record not seen since the 2001 season (when they had already won the championship), the pressure is on David Moyes to reverse a run of form that has left Man Utd lying 7th in the league, 11 points behind top-placed Arsenal.

His side have lost 4 of their last 6 home games, eroding the fear for visiting sides, with one of those defeats coming last week as a result of Micheal Laudrup’s Swansea side.

Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie continue to be unavailable to a Man Utd side that have sorely missed them, having scored more than one goal just once in their last 7 games, and even then against a poor West Ham side. Phil Jones, Rio Ferdinand, Fabio, Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini and probably Jonny Evans are all missing in addition, leading to a makeshift back 4 that has struggled recently.

Swansea are not without their own problems. Jonathan de Guzman and Dwight Tiendalli have added to a long injury list that already included Nathan Dyer, Pablo Hernandez, Michel Vorm, Roland Lamah and Michu. They have won only one of their last seven away league games, and just five of their 20 league matches this season.

I expect a tight game, with few goals. First goalscorer is 5/1 for Danny Welbeck with BetVictor, or Wilfried Bony is 19/2 also with BetVictor. The best bet for this match however is for the score to be 0-0, which is 12/1 with Coral.

The match kicks off at 17.30 on Sky Sports 1.

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