Out-of-form United face a tricky trip to Swansea on Sunday afternoon.
Swansea v Man Utd - Sunday 15:00
Bob Bradley has been in charge of Swansea for three games now, and some of the optimism must have faded after their defeat away to Stoke. They showed some spirit but ultimately lacked quality and it leaves Swansea without a win across all competitions in nine games, with seven of these ending in defeats. Man Utd might not be in the midst of their best form either after another defeat on Thursday night, but on paper this looks a tough test for the Swans who can't even count on home form for encouragement. They are yet to win at the Liberty Stadium this season, losing four of their six matches there.
Jose Mourinho’s side had 37 attempts on goal against Burnley last week as their build-up play was impressive but their finishing let them down with only 11 shots on target, though as the game wore on their shooting became more speculative as they got more desperate for the winner. They’ve now failed to score in three top-flight outings now, and only twice have they managed to score more than a single goal in their last 13 away matches.
Swansea have drawn the first half in seven of their last 11 Premier League matches, whilst Man Utd have only won the first period once in their last eight. We like the look of a half-time draw at 2.4, but given Swansea's inability to keep a clean sheet we think draw/Man Utd in the half-time/full-time market looks reasonably priced at 4.8. The Swans have kept just one clean sheet in 11 matches across all competitions, and despite their striking problems United should have enough quality to get the winner eventually. Indeed, Swansea have lost four of their last five matches where the first half was drawn.