The Premier League gets underway on Saturday as Manchester United host Swansea live on BT Sport at lunchtime and we have free football betting tips.
Just over a month after the conclusion of the World Cup, the Premier League is back and the curtain raiser comes from Old Trafford where Louis Van Gaal will take charge of his new side for the first time competitively.
In the opposite dugout is Gary Monk who despite mixed results as Swansea manager last term got the job on a full time basis as he steered his side away from the drop.
The Manchester United side looked in much need of a summer revamp but this has yet to appear as they have only signed Luke Shaw from Southampton and midfielder Ander Herrera from Bilbao. They did win all 7 of their pre-season matches, read in to that what you please.
There are injury worries for the new manager though with Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Rafael and Michael Carrick all looking unlikely to play.
Swansea have been slightly busier in the transfer market with strikers Marvin Emnes and Bafetimbi Gomis joining up alongside goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski who has come in to replace Michel Vorm who has gone to Tottenham with Gylfi Sigurdsson going the other way. Their best business to date though could be keeping hold of last season’s top goalscorer Wifried Bony who is attracting the attention of Liverpool.
With a new man in charge at Old Trafford it has hard to work out how they will play. They beat Swansea home and away in the league last season (2-0 and 4-0) but the Swans did cause an upset winning 2-1 at Old Trafford in the FA Cup. Swansea won just 5 of 19 games on the road last season and picked up just a single point away against the top 4.
Manchester United are understandably big favourites for this one at 4/11 with William Hill while Swansea are a massive 9/1 with Ladbrokes, the draw is 4/1. I do fancy Van Gaal’s men to get off to a dream start but there is little value in that price. Manhester United were ahead at half-time in 15 games last season and went on to win 13 of them so Manchester United Half-Time/Full-Time seems to be the best way to find value here at 10/11 with Ladbrokes.
We know all about Swansea’s goal scoring threat though, no side in the bottom half found the net more times than them last season and with Gomis added to Bony, they have two big strong strikers to trouble a weak looking Manchester United defence. With the home side lacking experienced defenders, there is a chance Swansea will find the net so Manchester United to win and both teams to score looks good at 23/10 with William Hill.
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