Man Utd – Swansea 11.01.2014
Manchester United play “hot and cold” in this season.
The fans are frustrated and there are big speculations over the future of the manager David Moyes. Many are asking for his change, but the club officials are supporting him so far. But Man U are in series of three defeats in all competitions, something unimaginable during the Ferguson’s era. One of the defeats came exactly from Swansea City.
The manager Moyes is under big pressure and this match is very important for him. He must go for the victory, anything less will be a catastrophe. But Moyes has big injury worries. Robin van Persie, Nani, Ashley Young, Rio Ferdinand and Marouane Fellaini are all unavailable, while Wayne Rooney is doubtful with a groin injury that has kept him out of the previous two matches. Jonny Evans and Phil Jones are also doubtful.
Match: Man Utd – Swansea 18.30h
League: England Premier League
Our prediction: over 2.5 goals Odds: 1.85
Swansea City are on 13th position with 21 point. I believe the fans’ expectations were bigger, but don’t forget Swansea are playing in UEFA Europe League. As I wrote above, Swansea have already played against Manchester United in FA Cup few days ago and won 2:1. Before that, the Welsh club lost 3:2 to Manchester City in the Premier League. As You can see, Swansea are scoring and conceding goals against top teams and that’s important for my pick. The manager Michael Laudrup has lot of injury worries. Pablo Hernandez, Roland Lamah, Michel Vorm, Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman are all sidelined.
The last three mutual games between these two teams have ended with Over 2.5 goals.I believe this match will also be efficient. Over 2.5 goals is my prediction.