Manchester United v Swansea: 10 Vital Statistics


10. Manchester United have lost their opening Premier League fixture just once in the last nine seasons (a 1-0 defeat at Everton in 2012). United are 1.30 to win on Louis van Gaal’s first game in charge.

9. United won four of their five matches played during their summer tour of the USA, scoring three or more in all four victories. They are 2.50 to net +2.5 goals on Saturday.

8. United boast five wins from six against Swansea in the Premier League era, their only setback a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium in December 2012. Another draw is priced at 5.25.

7. Swansea beat United 2-1 at Old Trafford in the FA Cup last season, their first victory over the Red Devils since January 1982. The Swans are 9.75 to win again.

Watch Swansea beat United 2-1 at Old Trafford in the FA Cup in January:

6. Wayne Rooney was United’s top Premier League goalscorer last season, with 17. The Manchester United captain is 4.10 to score first.

5. Wilfried Bony, meanwhile, scored 16 league goals for the Swans and provided four assists last term. The Ivorian scored twice at the World Cup this summer to add to his 15 club goals in 2014 and is 4.50 to net.

4. Just 28% of Swansea’s attacks last season came down their left flank - the lowest percentage in the Premier League, while 33% went through the middle - the highest. Central midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is 7.50 to score.

3. United averaged just 4.8 shots on target per game last season, while Swansea recorded 4.2. This fixture is 3.95 to yield -1.5 goals.

2. Swansea didn’t draw any of their final seven Premier League games last season (W4 L3). They are 1.15 to avoid the draw on the Double Chance.

1. Swansea have scored in four of their last five clashes with Manchester United, but only once in the opener. They are 3.55 to net first at Old Trafford.