Swansea v Manchester United Betting Tips August 30th 2015
Tip #1: Back Draw No Bet Swansea @ 2.20 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.66 with bet365.com
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Swansea v Manchester United Betting Tips: Match Preview
The job of an English Premier League manager is easily one of the most uncertain jobs in the world. To remain in employment for three seasons is considered to be a monumental achievement, given how impatient Premier League chairmen and boards of directors can be. Therefore, it is impressive to see how well Swansea City manager Garry Monk is doing.
Once a centre-back with Swansea, Monk took over as interim manager for the remainder of the 2013/14 season, having replaced the sacked Michael Laudrup. Monk did enough to secure the job full-time and led the Swans to an eighth-place finish last season, and there are signs they are ready to climb higher this time around.
Swansea defied expectations when they drew 2-2 away against Premier League champions Chelsea in the first game of the season, giving them the confidence to win comfortably 2-0 against Newcastle in their second game. The fact that they were frustrated in a 1-1 away draw against Sunderland tells you just how much Swansea want to succeed.
Drawing 1-1 against Sunderland will give Swansea added impetus to beat Man Utd, and they can absolutely do it. Their defence has the ability to hold back a lacklustre Man Utd attack, while Bafétimbi Gomis has the talent to lead Swansea’s front line.
Before he even managed in his first game, it was known that Louis van Gaal can be stubborn. Now, though, it is all the more obvious. The Reds played extremely well when they used three central midfielders and played Ander Herrera regularly last season. Fast-forward to this year, however, and Herrera is unflavoured by van Gaal.
The Dutchman appears to believe that the team have greater potential if they line up with a 4-2-3-1 and Herrera is left on the bench at the expense of playing both Adnan Januzaj and Memphis Depay. However, it is painfully obvious they can have struggled to create good chances without Herrera on the pitch to combine with Juan Mata.
Wayne Rooney represents another of Man Utd’s disappointments. The fact that he had a goal disallowed in their 0-0 home draw against Newcastle Utd last Saturday epitomises his struggles. Despite what van Gaal has said, the England captain is the only established striker at the club. A poor season from Rooney will result in a poor season for Man Utd.
Man Utd’s defence has been surprisingly good, considering that they have not signed a proven centre-back and that David de Gea has been replaced by Sergio Romero, who was not even the first-choice option for Sampdoria over the past two seasons.
Man Utd will not be able to constantly rely on their defence. Their poor attacking play is hardly likely to be corrected against an extremely tough Swansea City team that have beaten Man Utd in the past.
Backing Swansea to win or draw no bet at 2.20 is very appealing.