The home defeat to Spurs on New Year’s Day has turned up the pressure on Manchester United boss David Moyes, who will be wary of making many changes as his side entertain Swansea.
Given how many times they have lost at home this term, United certainly don’t appeal at 4/9 with Stan James to progress to the fourth round at the first attempt but they should nevertheless prevail here, with the Swans lack of cutting edge set to prove crucial at Old Trafford.
Michael Laudrup’s side are tough to break down though and they can keep things tight so a case can be made for the hosts to bag the game’s only goal (15/2, Winner.com) while Ladbrokes chalk them up at 27/10 to edge it by a one-goal margin.
It’s in attack for Moyes’s charges however, that the value lies. United front man Danny Welbeck has struck five times in his last six outings and with the home side a banker to break the deadlock he stands out at 5/1 via Paddy Power to be the one to grab that opener.
Danny Welbeck to score first – 5/1 (Paddy Power)