Swansea City vs Manchester United Preview

August 17, 2017
By: Deke Hardman

Saturday’s Premier League action kicks off at the Liberty Stadium where Swansea City take on Manchester United.

The hosts began the new campaign with a goalless draw at Southampton and have since lost their star player having sold Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton for £45m on Wednesday.

Top scorer Fernando Llorente missed the season opener with an arm injury he picked up in a cycling accident and is set to remain on the sidelines here despite returning to training.

Fellow forward Tammy Abraham could make his debut as could midfielder Roque Mesa, who was an unused substitute last weekend.

Abraham is priced at 17.0 (16/1) to get the first goal of the game with Sky Bet while Jordan Ayew can be backed at the same price with a variety of firms.

The home win is as highly priced as the 11.0 (10/1) on offer from Bet Victor with the visitors favourites at 1.37 (7/19) with Unibet, who have the draw at 5.15 (54/13).

Jose Mourinho’s side turned in a ruthless performance as they thrashed West Ham United by four goals to nil on Sunday – a result which fired them to the top of the Premier League table.

The visitors could name an unchanged side with Ashley Young, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo still out injured and summer signing Victor Lindelof adapting to the English game.

Romelu Lukaku, who bagged a brace on his league debut for the Red Devils is favourite to open the scoring at 4.0 (3/1) with a number of firms with Paul Pogba, who was also on the score sheet at the London Stadium a 7.5 (13/2) chance with Unibet.

Pogba netted first as Manchester United ran out 3-1 winners in last season’s corresponding fixture while the sides played out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford back in April.

Both teams have scored in all but one of the past thirteen meetings between the sides and you can back them to do so this time around at 2.3 (13/10) with William Hill while Betfred offer 1.91 (10/11) for there to be at least three goals in the game.

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