Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and his side have attracted a lot of negative attention in the recent weeks, but they would be hoping for a comfortable outing against Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Red Devils have won their last three games in the league, including a home win over Liverpool. However, at the same time, they have bowed out to Sevilla in Champions League, and Mourinho has been forced to defend his position.
The Red Devils currently occupy the second spot in the league table with 65 points. They have Liverpool and Tottenham in close pursuit, so they can’t afford to drop any easy points.
The Swans are involved in relegation battle at the other end of the table. They have done well under Carlos Carvalhal and currently find themselves in the 14th spot with 31 points. They are three points clear of the bottom three, but they still need to win three of their last eight games to reach the 40-mark.
The Swans have lost only one of their last eight games in the league, and the only defeat have come away at Brighton. However, their away form has been far from impressive, and we don’t expect them to get anything out of this game.
Earlier this season, United claimed a 4-0 win over the Swans at the Liberty Stadium. United were also victorious 2-0 against their opponents in a League Cup tie in October.
Manchester United vs Swansea City – Match Facts
The Welsh side have claimed just one win in their last 13 away games in Premier League.
United have won 13 of their 16 home games in the league this season.
United are undefeated in their last five games against their opponents in all competitions.
Manchester United vs Swansea City – Team News
Phil Jones and Daley Blind are ruled out for the hosts. Ashley Young, Sergio Romero and Scott McTominay are also doubts for the game.
The visitors will be without Wilfried Bony, Leroy Fer and Angel Rangel due to injuries, and Jordan Ayew is suspended for the game.
Manchester United vs Swansea City – Match Odds
The hosts are huge favourites to win, and they are available at their best odds of ¼ at Bet365. We are going for a comfortable home win in this fixture.
A draw is available at 11/2 odds at Betfred, and an away win is highly unlikely at 14/1 odds at the same bookmaker.
Manchester United vs Swansea City – Correct Score Odds
We are going for a 2-0 win for United as our prediction in this game. This outcome is available at the best odds of 5/1 at Bet365.
Manchester United vs Swansea City – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
United striker Romelu Lukaku is the favourite to score at his best odds of 20/21 at Bet365. The Belgian has been in fine scoring form of late and we are backing him as our prediction. Alexis Sanchez is also a good option at 17/10 odds at Paddypower.
For the visitors, Tammy Abraham is available at 4/1 odds at Bet365.
Manchester United vs Swansea City – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We don’t see too many goals in this fixture, and we are going for under 2.5 goals as our prediction in this market. This bet is available at the best odds of 21/20 at Coral.