Swansea v Man Utd: Champions to edge tight game

Rooney has really stepped up to the mark in helping Ferguson with his midfield problems

This Saturday see's the first match between these two side's at the Liberty Stadium and it looks set to be a top class battle. Swansea City and Manchester United are both in similarly good form and have each only lost once in their last five matches. Swansea still remain unbeaten at home and will be hoping to keep this trend running, however, United remain unbeaten on the road and this looks set to be The Swans’ toughest test yet.

Brendan Rodgers’ squad are going to be without Ferry Bodde and Alan Tate through injury and it isn't certain that Steven Caulker or Stephen Dobbie will be back to match fitness in time for this big clash, despite having the international break to recover.

Manchester United are suffering with a number of injuries that have hit the squad in the recent weeks. Ashley Young and Darron Gibson are both out with ankle injuries and also side-lined through injury is Michael Owen, Chris Smalling and Tom Cleverley. Alex Ferguson also has problems with Ryan Giggs, Rafael da Silva and Danny Welbeck who have had niggling injuries but may be back to match fitness thanks to the international break.

Swansea will go into this match knowing that this is going to be a real battle against a United side that are still reeling from their 6-1 defeat to Man City, and are steadily proving that they are certainly not out of the running in pegging back their 'noisy neighbours'. However, The Swans have been playing some great football and really are a force to be reckoned with, especially, when they are playing at their home ground. They boast some fine results against some of the leagues big teams and I feel that they will be really revved up to take on the mighty Red Devils.

It hasn't gone unnoticed the fine form that Danny Graham is in for the Swans. He has scored in four of his last five Premier League matches and looks set to be one of his side’s key players this season. He could prove a big problem for the Reds who haven't been particularly strong so far this season in defence.

Wayne Rooney looks to be United's key player at the moment. Despite the fact that the goals have dried up recently, Rooney has really stepped up to the mark in helping Ferguson with his midfield problems lately and his influence and confidence boosts the whole side’s performance. It looks like he will be returning to his natural position up-front so don't be surprised if his name pops up on the score-sheet.

I feel that this is going to be an absolutely superb game of football and both teams will be going into the match thinking they can take the full three points. Swansea probably haven't been receiving the credit they deserve recently and they are going to battle hard and really test their opponents. United will no doubt have to be on top-form and have their strikers firing on all cylinders to get the better of their opponents. But, with the away form that they have to boast and the fact they are still proving a big point since their 'demolition derby', I think that this match will go their way. 

Bet Recommendations:

Man Utd/Man Utd in HT/FT @ 5/4 with bet365

Under 2.5 goals @ Evs with bet365

Written By:- Louise Clarke (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 18/11/2011 - 14:06 PM
Filed in:- Swansea Betting News, Swansea, Manchester United


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