Saturday Premier League – Manchester United vs Swansea Preview 

March 31st 201 15:00 – Old Trafford

Recent Form (League): 

Manchester United: WLWWW

Swansea: DWLWD

Manchester United will look to keep hold of second place in the Premier League when they welcome Swansea City to Old Trafford this Saturday afternoon.

United could find themselves in third place come kick-off but will have played two games less than rivals Liverpool, who could rise to second place if they win at Crystal Palace before the afternoon kick-off at Old Trafford.

United are in a rich vein of Premier League form, having won seven out of the last nine games and have only lost two of their last 42 Premier League home matches. Nothing else but three points will suffice as Jose Mourinho’s side look to nail down runners-up spot in the league.

In  the first game of the post Zlatan Ibrahimovic era, it is Romelu Lukaku who could make the headlines as he is just one strike away from 100 Premier League goals. The Belgium striker is in good form having been directly involved in 14 goals in 14 matches in all competitions in 2018, scoring ten goals and providing four assists.

Manchester United have won seven of the last 13 matches between the two teams, and Jose Mourinho has never lost to Swansea in any competition, defeating all four of the previous Swan’s managers he’s faced.

Swansea have improved greatly since Carlos Carvalhal was appointed on December 28th, losing just two Premier League matches and beating both Liverpool and Arsenal. With only one loss in their last five Premier League games, the Swans seem to be hitting decent form going into the back end of the season – just when it will be needed most. Definite relegation candidates not so long ago, Carvalhal’s men are now within touching distance of securing another season of Premier League football.

The main concern for Swansea is their away form, with just two wins on their travels all season. However, they have drawn five on the road and have scored in four of their last five Premier League away games.

Unfortunately, with Jordan Ayew (who has been key in the team’s resurgence in recent weeks) missing through suspension, the task has become much more difficult. The Swans unpredictability makes them hard to assess, they are capable of causing trouble for United but equally, they have performances like Brighton away on their record.

Prediction: Both teams need the points for very different reasons, but Manchester United are impressive at home and should have what it takes to win on Saturday.

You can back a home win with under 2.5 goals at 15/8 with Betfair.

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