The Liverpool game will have been a huge help to prepare for this game as it'll help to remind the players that you play the opposition not their stature or tradition.
Manchester United started the season in superb form scoring 21 (2,8,3,5,3) in their first 5 league games. In the subsequent 6 PL games they've scored 7 goals, scoring in every game but only getting more than 1 against Norwich.
|After a strong start Utd have stuttered but now grinding out rather than blowing away teams. The rise of Man City disguises the fact that Utd actually have more points than this time last year.|
In their away games so far they have averaged 11.6 shots per game and the opposition 17 suggesting that there will be chances.
|Only Man City and Arsenal have scored more than once against Utd this season|
If Swansea play with the composure that they showed against Bolton and at Anfield rather than the jitters in the last ten minutes against Wolves and first ten minutes against Norwich then it could be a close run thing.
Betting against Man Utd on a regular basis is probably the quickest way to lose a fortune but given Swansea's home form and the fact that for United this game is pretty small fry I think the odds of a draw at 3/1 are good value (as it Rangel at 50/1 for first goalscorer).
Odds of a Swans win have been dropping during the week from 7/1 down to as low as 5/1 in some places. Whether this is based on hard facts or people just getting over-exited we will have to wait and see.
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