Defensively, Manchester United have made a fine start to the campaign, keeping three clean sheets in their opening trio of fixtures but at the other end Louis Van Gaal’s troops have looked far less convincing and doubts over their attacking prowess were underlined last Saturday as they failed to break down Newcastle in a goalless draw at Old Trafford.
If United are toothless again this weekend at Swansea it could prove costly as Garry Monk’s men are dangerous going forward and they’re set to be the first team to breach the Red Devils’ rearguard in the league this term.
The hosts are just 4/9 with Ladbrokes to find the net but Manchester United are nevertheless considered 5/4 favourites for the points by Paddy Power while the Swans are a 5/2 chance at William Hill and it’s 12/5 at Stan James to finish all square at the Liberty Stadium.
As the two teams are unbeaten however, it’s the latter that stands out and as it looks like a clash in which both sides will find the net (5/6, BetVictor), bet365’s 10/3 about a score draw possesses plenty of appeal.
More precisely, BetVictor mark 6/1 against a 1-1 scoreline, Skybet report early money, at 13/8 for the contest to be goalless at the break and where goals are concerned, Bafetimbi Gomis has struck in each of Swansea’s three games so he’s worth considering at 49/20 (Winner.com) to notch at any time.