Manchester United v Swansea: 10 vital statistics


10. Manchester United and Swansea meet for the 23rd time on Saturday evening, with the Red Devils boasting a W10 D5 L7 record over the Welsh side. United are 1.49 to win again.

9. United beat Swansea 4-1 in this reverse fixture back in August, their heaviest win over the Swans since a 5-1 home victory in December 1937. Another 4-1 scoreline is available at 20.00.

8. However, Swansea beat United 2-1 at Old Trafford in the FA Cup last weekend, their first win over the Red Devils since January 1982. Swansea are 19.00 to repeat that scoreline.

7. Welsh internationals Alan Curtis and Robbie James bagged the goals for Swansea during that clash in 1982, one of two wins over United without conceding a goal. They are 11.00 to win with a clean sheet.

Watch highlights of that game on the BBC here.

6. Wilfried Bony’s winning goal at the weekend was the Ivorian’s fourth in three games against Manchester clubs this season. Bony is 9.00 to score first.

5. Having won six straight games, United have lost three successive matches for the first time since the end of the 2000/2001 season. They are 7.50 to lose a fourth on Saturday.

4. Swansea’s victory over United, meanwhile, was their first win in eight outings. Michael Laudrup’s men drew three and lost four of the previous seven, and are 4.30 to draw this weekend.

3. Nemanja Vidic’s strike in the League Cup defeat at Sunderland in midweek was the defender’s first goal since netting the winner against Liverpool at Old Trafford in January last year. Vidic is 9.00 to score again.

2. Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck have both scored seven Premier League goals this season yet neither have netted in their previous two outings. Welbeck is 1.53 not to score.

1. These sides both average 13.3 shots on goal per Premier League game, yet United record 4.9 on target compared to Swansea’s 4.5 average. Both teams to score is available at 1.78.